We talk to the sons of ex Penarth Cricket Club player, captain, secretary, chairman and President Graham Crimp MBE. They talk about their father's early years of playing sport and his graduation to the administrative side of recreational sport.
They describe his inumerable roles in the sporting life of South Wales from cricket to hockey and rugby. We talk about family life in the Crimp household and of Graham's long and happy marriage to wife Peggy.
Although a grassroots sportsman Graham had several opportunities to meet and converse with some of the biggest names in professional and recreational sport. We talk about him meeting one of his greatest sporting heroes, Bobby Charlton, and of his meetings with the Duke of Edinburgh.
Graham paid tribute to the Duke in an interview given to BBC Wales which you can see here:
The tributes paid to him are recorded here in these two articles from the Penarth Times:
As a podcast and museum staff we would like to add our own tribute. Those that look after the game so that future generations can enjoy it are the most important people in recreational sport. Graham's achievements in this regard were unparalelled. We are very proud that, in a small way, we can contribute to preserving his memory. We know his family have missed him. We can say, without fear of contradiction, that the sport of cricket in Wales has missed him also.