Peter Kippax, English cricketer, Died at 76

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Peter John Kippax was born on October 15, 1940, and died on January 19, 2017.

He was an English first-class cricketer who played for Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland.

He was a right-handed batsman and leg spin bowler, he played five first-class matches but they spanned twenty six years.

Peter was born in Huddersfield and educated at Bedford Modern School, made his debut in 1961 for Yorkshire, and yet played his last first-class match, for the MCC, in 1987.

He played three times in his debut season of 1961, against Sussex, Leicestershire and Kent and once in 1962 against the touring Pakistani team.

The Yorkshire team was about to begin their domination of the County Championship during the 1960s were well served with spinners such as Ray Illingworth and Don Wilson and had little room for Kippax’s leg spinners.

Peter ran his own bat making business for almost thirty years, Peter Kippax Sports and now Kippax Willow, with his English willow bats being used by many Yorkshire county and league players.

He died from Alzheimer’s disease.

Peter John Kippax passed away at 76 years old.

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