"I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so." Horatio Nelson

Peter Walker - Rest in Peace

The Norfolk County Short Mat Bowls Association is devastated to learn of the death of Peter Walker of Thorpe Marriott SMBC earlier today following a stroke. Peter was a respected bowler and during his many years playing the sport also represented Norfolk and was part of the Norfolk team that competed in the British Isles Top Team event in Wales in 2016.  He lifted the Norfolk County Mixed Fours title in 2015/16 with Kerry Greenacre, Jenny Walker and Selwyn Goldsmith and was runner-up in the Norfolk County Pairs in 2013/14 with Jenny. Peter was appointed NCSMBA Assistant Secretary in 2016 and NCSMBA Umpires Officer in 2019. He quickly impressed in this role and was rewarded by being appointed Area Umpires Manager. He introduced a popular Umpires Corner section on the NCSMBA website and was actively attempting to raise the number of umpires in the county. Peter was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed by his many friends in the sport. The NCSMBA sends their sincere condolences to Jenny. 

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