Geoff Parker

Geoff Parker was born in 1935, joined Sefton as a schoolboy member in 1945 and went on to play for the first XI in 1950. He captained the side from 1963 to 1969 and in 1967, they won the Liverpool Competition for the first time.

1967 saw him marry Sylvia in November, a good year for Geoff.

When his first XI career finished, he went on to skipper the second and the third XI's and he retired from playing in 1988 with hands that were battered after many years of keeping wicket.

A summary of his playing career only half explains his contribution to Sefton. His knowledge of preparing wickets saw him working on the grounds and passing on this knowledge to those who were prepared to help.

He took on many roles in the Club and was an excellent Bar Chairman using experience gained over many years in dealing with the breweries and stocktakers.

It is only in the last couple of years that he has not been on the on the selection committee offering advice. It is often difficult to get retired players to do this, Geoff was prepared to..

He was President of the Club from 1988 to 1993, being the person who requested that the President only served for five years enabling others to take up the honour. He was a Life Member and Trustee of the Club

Members and friends of the Club were shocked to hear of his death last Monday, 13th October, we will miss his company and sense of humour in the Club.

Our thoughts are with Sylvia, Howard and Edward and their families at this time.

The funeral takes place at Springwood Crematorium, next Tuesday, 21st October, at 2:00pm.