The funeral of William Storer


March 2, 1912
The funeral of William Storer, the famous ex-wicket keeper and batsman, took place at Ripley, near Derby, on Saturday. The body was contained in an unpolished oak coffin, bearing the inscription: “William Storer. At rest. Feb. 28. 1912. Aged 44,” and it was laid in a grave next to that of his brother Harry, who was also a county cricketer, but better known as the Liverpool goalkeeper.

At the graveside were many well-known in the cricketing world, including his old confreres in the Derbyshire eleven, Walter Sugg, William Chatterton, and Joe Humphries. The county club were represented by Mr. W.T. Taylor, secretary, and they sent a wreath, as did the Derby County Football Club, for whom Storer once played as centre forward. A large number of local clubs also sent representatives.
(London Daily News: March 4, 1912)

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