Sunday, 27 March 2011
Second-team scorer Bill Petherbridge dies at 87
Bill Petherbridge, Yorkshire County Cricket Club's second-team scorer from 1983 to 1996, died on March 9, aged 87.
A meticulous scorer who had a lifelong interest in cricket, Bill travelled the length and breadth of the country with Yorkshire Seconds, and was well respected by players and Club officials.
A Bradford man born and bred, Bill lived at Wibsey with his wife, Doreen, and he took up his scoring role with the county upon his retirement from the Police Force in Bradford, where he reached the rank of superintendent. Most sports appealed to Bill. and in his younger days he played football for Bradford Police. In later years he enjoyed watching Rugby Union.
His brother is Edward Petherbridge, the well-known actor whose many roles have included playing Lord Peter Wimsey in several screen adaptations of Dorothy L. Sayers’s novels.
We have been pleased to update this obituary of Bill Petherbridge with photographs thoughtfully provided by Bill's family.
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