A popular long-serving Bucks cricketer has sadly passed away at the age of 91.

Robin Peppiatt was one of the most prominent figures in Bucks and Beaconsfield cricket for 50 years.

He made his debut for Bucks as an 18-year-old in 1948 and played intermittently over the next 17 years occasionally as captain.

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In 34 Championship games, he scored 520 runs with two fifties and took 21 wickets, average 25 as an in-swing bowler, who delivered off the wrong foot.

Douglas Miller said: “His greater contribution to the Bucks cause was off the field”.

Robin joined the committee in 1952 and thereafter served continuously until he became president in 1996.

He fulfilled his stated intention of stepping down five years later, in order that others might benefit from the role, at which point he was elected an honorary life member.

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Bucks secretary Kevin Beaumont said: "Robin maintained a close interest in the county club and I shall miss the delightful conversations which we had when he rang to catch up on our progress."

He was the son of Sir Kenneth Peppiatt, chief cashier at the Bank of England who was also president of Beaconsfield Cricket Club.

Robin declined that honour, feeling that he lived too far away residing in Turville near Henley to stay actively involved but he was appointed a club trustee and vice-president, maintaining a strong interest in the club right up to his death, particularly keen on the promotion of young cricketers.

Robin had a lifelong association with Beaconsfield CC, whom he joined in 1947, and then became the 1st XI captain from 1956-67.

After giving up the captaincy, he continued to play for the Marauders, the club's Sunday 3rd XI.

Graham Daniel, the Beaconsfield chairman, said: "Over the years Robin, a true gentleman, continued to closely follow events at BCC and support our club, not least with substantial donations towards the Nets Project in 2016 and the new Junior Pitch Appeal earlier this year.

"Our thoughts are with Robin’s widow Joanna and their three sons."