Peter Short laid to rest
Family, friends, generations of cricketers, politicians, members of the business community and former associates of late Captain Peter Short turned out in their numbers today to pay their final respects to the respected cricket administrator.
Mourners at the St George Parish Church heard a number of tributes paid to Captain Short, a former president of both the West Indies Cricket Board and the Barbados Cricket Association.
Captain Short was remembered for the part he played in developing Barbados’ cricket while serving as BCA president for two decades.
Among those present with whom Captain Short would have rubbed shoulders during his illustrious administrative tenure were Sir Wes Hall, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Garfield Sobers and noted cricket commentator Tony Cozier.
Captain Short was a member and former skipper of the Wanderers Cricket Club and several past and present players were there to pay their respects, including current West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite and former West Indies allrounder Ian Bradshaw.
Grandson Brett Short recalled his grandfather as being a committed family man who was never too busy –– despite his frequently hectic schedule – to give of his time to his family.
Officiating minister, Reverend John Rogers, said Short’s record of devoted service to his community was one worthy of emulation.
Short, 89, died last week Tuesday after a lengthy illness.
He leaves to mourn son Walter and daughters Sally and Susan.