FORMER Glamorgan and England all-rounder Peter Walker has died at the age of 84.

Walker was a member of the Glamorgan team who won the county championship in 1969 and he won three Test caps in 1960.

He also features in the club’s famous wins against the touring Australians in 1964 and 1968.

His record of 17,000 first-class runs and 770 wickets was backed up by 740 catches with Walker, using his tall frame to great effect at short leg or the slips, recognised as one of the greatest close fielders.

He claimed a record 67 cataches in 1961 and helped snap up eight victims in the match against Derbyshire in Swansea in 1970.

After retiring in 1972 he became a respected cricket writer and broadcaster while he also was a renowned cricket administrator, playing an integral part in the newly-formed Cricket Board of Wales between 1996 and 1999 as the inaugural chief executive.

Walker also enjoyed a stints as the Professional Cricketers' Association chairman and served as Glamorgan president from 2009 to 2010.

Chief executive Hugh Morris said: "A combination of world-class catching ability, aggressive batting and accurate spin made him a triple threat and a brilliant all-rounder.

"He helped Glamorgan to win a County Championship title and represented England, making him a true legend of the club.

"We may never see another player quite like him, and he will be missed by everyone at the club. Our thoughts go out to his family, and his friends."