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A passionate clubman with time for all- Pete Fildes passes away

It is with great sadness the club can announce that Life Member, Pete Fildes passed away on Monday in hospital surrounded by his family.

Pete was the quintessential clubman and served Stretford in various roles over the years both on management and on the field. He was a passionate supporter of Stretford and one of his proudest moments was becoming Club Captain in 1974-75.

Pete was always good value and when his playing days were over he was an avid watcher. He would often be found in sunshine corner passing on his various cricket theories while walking the dogs. Pete was a masterful storyteller and I enjoyed talking to him about Stretford Cricket Club history or tactical nuances of the game. Pete’s love for the game was immense, however one of his amusing tendencies would be to omit the occasional key detail ” they bowled first and they got what they got, Vinny got five wickets and they were all LBW; well Vinny is Vinny”

Despite his ability to remember even the most average Stretford team performance, he was never one of those “in-my-dayers” He relished seeing the new boys down at Stretford doing well and putting in committed performances. He was a passionate clubman and would make time for anyone.

It became almost a weekly ritual that Pete would ask me with that broad smile, while playing Badminton at Broadoak School “are you going to get any runs on Saturday, are you going to dig in?” “I’ll try my best Pete” I inevitably replied. “I know I know I know” laughed Pete.

Pete would’ve been so proud to see the 1stXI win the league last week.

We would like to express our condolences to Christine and family. Funeral details will be made available soon.

1 thought on “A passionate clubman with time for all- Pete Fildes passes away

  1. So very sorry to hear this. I remember Pete fondly from growing up at SCC. Thinking of all of the family at this very sad time. Caroline smith . Xxx

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