THE Huddersfield cricket world is in shock again, after the sudden death of likeable umpire Peter Wilson.
It is only three months since the death of former Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League president and fellow Thongsbridge stalwart Jim Dawson.
Peter, himself a well-known and respected cricketer with the Miry Lane club for many years, collapsed and died at his Wooldale home on Saturday night. He was 63.
After retiring as a player, Peter took up umpiring. After a couple of seasons `helping out', he became qualified and joined the panel five years ago.
Along with his family, sport was very much a great love of his life, and he enjoyed a wide variety.
He was Holme Valley born and bred. As a youngster Peter played soccer for Nab School at Hade Edge, then turned his attention to rugby league, playing with his local Underbank club at junior and senior level.
He went on to represent Huddersfield as an amateur RL player.
Peter also enjoyed table tennis, where he played at New Mill.
But it was at local cricket where Peter made his biggest mark.
He played at Thongsbridge for 25 years, before retiring in the mid-80s.
For many seasons at Thongsbridge, Peter was first team wicketkeeper and batsman. He skippered the First X1 for several years.
He made a brief comeback in the late 90s, helping out Huddersfield and Lockwood's second team.
Peter also spent several years as a qualified squash referee, often at Yorkshire Premier League matches at Edgerton.
He regularly played squash for the Holme Valley club in the Kirklees League.
He was also a past chairman of the Huddersfield Junior Squash League.
Peter leaves a widow, Celia, and daughter Susan.
The funeral is on Friday, with a service and committal at Huddersfield Crematorium at 1.30pm.