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Philip (‘Pip’) Wilmot


Pip Wilmot passed away in Cardiff on 14 May 2010, at the age of 86, after a short illness. His funeral at Llandaff Cathedral was attended by many friends and colleagues from the world of teaching and cricket, with mourners including Ossie Wheatley (with whom Pip had served on the Glamorgan committee), Gerard Elias (the Club’s former Chairman and a former Cardiff High School Old Boy) and many other of his former pupils with whom Pip had maintained a friendship.


Pip had a lifelong love of cricket & throughout most of his life he found time to continue his involvement in the game. He represented Cardiff High School for Boys at cricket and played for the school from the age of fourteen. After leaving school, he served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War where he played cricket for several naval sides. When he was demobbed, he graduated History from Cardiff University, for whom he also played cricket.


He played cricket for Cardiff HSOB for many years and coached the 1st XI at Cardiff High School for Boys and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Welsh Secondary Schools Cricket Association at this time. Pip was a schoolmaster principally teaching History and English at Llandaff Cathedral School (1951- 1953), Cardiff High School for Boys (1953-1971) and Glyn Derw High School (1971-1983).


Pip was a long-standing member of Glamorgan CCC, serving on the Club’s committee from 1958 until 1985. Whilst on the Committee, he attended most home matches, regularly accompanied by his late wife, Jean and his daughters Sarah and Alison, to whom he passed on his great love of cricket. Besides cricket, Pip had a deep interest in politics, music and current affairs, in addition to being an avid reader with a vast general knowledge, particularly of history and literature. He was also a lay clerk at Llandaff Cathedral for many years.


Pip will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.


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