Peter Stoddart

Published: Saturday, 27 April 2019

Pages from 1000th match programmeBucks CCC are sad to report that Peter Stoddart, who captained Bucks from 1959 to 1965, died on April 18th at the age of 84.
In a 13-year for Bucks, Peter, a stylish batsman, scored 3,097 runs at an average of 28.15 with two centuries and took 50 catches in 78 Championship matches.
He is best remembered for leading out Bucks on their first appearance at Lord's - the 1965 Gillette Cup tie against Middlesex.

Unfortunately, he was run out without facing a ball as Bucks fell to a 158-run defeat. (Picture left, shows Peter Stoddart (left) and David Janes at the same end!)
His term as Bucks captain came to a controversial end at the 1966 annual meeting. He was nominated to continue by the Bucks committee, but was beaten on a ballot by High Wycombe's Brian Janes, who as the rules then allowed, was nominated on the night.
An Old Etonian, Peter played one first-class match for MCC against Ireland in 1958.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to his widow Joanna and the rest of his family.