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Peter Bibby Bursary

Peter Bibby

The Peter Bibby Bursary has been set up by Peter’s family, friends and sporting colleagues to honour and celebrate the life of a remarkable man.

The aim of the bursary is to provide a local youngster, who has a clear aptitude and passion for cricket, the chance of an education at Eastbourne College.

Peter had a lifelong love of most sports but in particular, cricket. Aged three he was given his first bat which he took to bed with him every night! This devotion continued as he learned to play the game and in his teens was spotted by the talent scouts from Lords and offered a place on their ground staff. 

After many years playing for Stanmore CC in north London, first as a colt himself and quickly making an impression on the first team members, he moved to Eastbourne with his wife, Mary, and baby daughter, Mirren. In the early 1980s he became responsible for the Colts section at Eastbourne CC and committed himself to supporting and developing the areas young cricketers, nurturing many youth players and supporting them for the individuals they were. During his time in Eastbourne Peter became a friend and supporter of staff, pupils and parents at the College.

Peter gave an enormous amount of time and commitment to giving youngsters the opportunity to play and learn about the game he so loved. His contribution has changed the lives of many boys over the years in the same way that a sound education provides opportunities and changes lives.

This bursary, in memory of a man who was passionate about cricket and education, is therefore a very fitting tribute and memorial to Peter and one, we think, he would approve of greatly.

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