Bob Taylor honoured at Derby Telegraph Sports Awards

Friday 13th November 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire legend Bob Taylor MBE was honoured at last night’s Derby Telegraph Sports Awards, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime services to the sport.

The prestigious final award of the evening was presented to Taylor in recognition for his services to cricket for both Derbyshire and England during a glittering 23-year playing career.

The wicketkeeper made his debut for Derbyshire in 1961 and played until his retirement in 1984. During that time, he made 514 first-class appearances for the county, the third most ever, and racked up a county record 1,304 first-class dismissals.

Taylor would make 57 Test appearances for England, the most by a Derbyshire player, claiming 174 Test victims.

In all, his 1,649 career first-class dismissals is the most ever by any keeper to ever to play the game, and is unlikely to ever be surpassed. In total, across all three formats, Taylor claimed 2,069 dismissals during his career – also a world record.

He was also Derbyshire Captain between 1975 and 1976 and served as Club President from 2009-10.

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