Bob Taylor Named As New Derbyshire President

Bob Taylor Named As New Derbyshire President
Bob Taylor Named As New Derbyshire President

Former Derbyshire and England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor was confirmed as the club’s new President at the AGM.

The legendary gloveman has taken over the reins from Nick Owen after the BBC Midlands Today Presenter completed his two year term at the helm.

Taylor made 514 first-class appearances for Derbyshire between 1964 and 1981, putting him third in the all time list. He took 1157 catches, 147 stumpings and contributed 9668 runs in first-class cricket for his only county. Taylor also played 57 Test Matches and 27 one-day internationals for England.

Bob Taylor said: “It gives me great pleasure and is a terrific honour to be the President of Derbyshire County Cricket Club for the next two years.

“The bottom line is success and I know that John Morris is working very hard with the team and I would love to see them be successful on the field; hopefully getting promoted to the First Division of the County Championship.”

The General Committee, meanwhile, remains the same as the previous year after John M Brown, Ian Gange, Trevor Island and Rob Tice were all re-elected unopposed to serve a further three year term.

Don Amott will serve for a further year as Chairman with Honorary Secretary David Griffin and Honorary Treasurer Malcolm Nicholas both continuing in their roles for a further year.

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