VIDEO: Bob Taylor takes part in Heritage Project

DerbyshireTV spoke to former Derbyshire and England wicketkeeper, Bob Taylor, about his memories at the Club when he returned as part of the Oral History of Cricket in Derbyshire Project.

Delivered by the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation, following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project is powered by volunteers and aims to involve many former players, Members, supporters and local cricketers to document a history of cricket in the county.

Taylor, who played 514 first-class matches for Derbyshire and holds the world record for the most dismissals in the format, reflected on his time at the Club and with England as part of the project.

He said: “I had 23 happy years with Derbyshire. The happiness and team spirit was a lot and going through 23 years, with players coming and going, we had an enjoyable time.

“1981 was the year, because we won the NatWest Trophy, and we had a very good side with a lot of internationals. We had a good team and it was a pity we couldn’t have won more trophies.”

He added: “I try and watch the team now when I can and I certainly read the papers and check the scores, I enjoy it.”

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