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    Keith Laidlaw Peet

    Keith died, aged 71, on July 14th., 2010.

    Keith won a scholarship to Manchester Grammar School and subsequently studied Spanish at Durham University.

    At school he represented MGS 1st XI at both soccer and cricket. He was a particularly strong centre-half , not easily passed and a quick bowler of no mean ability.

    Keith played most of his cricket for Sale in the Manchester Association during the 60s and 70s.In 1963 and 1970 he topped both the bowling and batting averages and the bowling for the next four years and finally in 1973. At his peak he opened the bowling for Cheshire. His exploits for Sale C.C. as bowler , batsman and fielder will live long in the memories of those who played with him.

    Keith joined the Sou’Westers’ in 1982 , the third of the Peet family to do so and played his first game against Little Durnford , then at Fonthill Park. In 2005 , before illness began to take its toll , he played his final game in the 75th. Anniversary match at North Perrott. During this time he was a great West Country tourist as well as playing overseas twice in Portugal in 1996 and 2004 and in South Africa in 1999. He thoroughly enjoyed his cricket with the Sou’Westers’. He once described himself as a ” slow bowler , pinch hitter and keen fielder “.
    ( 146 wkts. at 17.45 , 631 runs at 13.43 and 31 catches )

    After retiring from the Dunlop Rubber Company he moved with his wife Jo to live in Treaddur Bay, Anglesey. He took to swimming in the sea off Anglesey in a wet suit and was also able to develop his skills at golf. His long drives off the tee were reminiscent of the many straight sixes he hit !

    Keith will be sadly missed by Jo, all his family and his many friends…….