Ex-players celebrate Heritage Project

Monday 16th November 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Ex-Derbyshire players Bob Taylor MBE, Harold Rhodes, Chris Adams, Tony Borrington and Edwin Smith were joined by the Mayor of the City of Derby, Councillor Paul Pegg, at the Club’s Heritage Lunch on Sunday at The 3aaa County Ground.

The event, which celebrated the Cricket Derbyshire Foundations Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project, funded thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, was attended by over 70 guests.

The ex-players, who were also joined by current Club Captain Wayne Madsen, formed a panel and looked at some of their most famous images in Derbyshire colours. This celebrated over 60 years of history at Derby.

Items and images collated as part of the project were also on display for guests to view, in addition to the entire Cricket Derbyshire archive being on display throughout the afternoon.

A video chartering the 145-year history of the Club was a highlight of the afternoon and supporters can watch the film online HERE.

Commercial Director, Ryan Duckett said: “The Club is proud of its history and this project has given us the opportunity to celebrate and share our heritage to a wide audience.

“We were delighted to have some of the greatest players to ever play for the Club present at the event, sharing their moments and stories from their illustrious careers with Derbyshire.

“The project is now entering its final stages, with images available to view online and around, plus two timelines displaying the history of the Club have also be installed.

“We hope many people who visit the ground will stop and take a moment to read enjoy more about our great history.

“We would also like to take to thank the Heritage Lottery Fund whose grant has helped fund the project.”

Click here to enjoy the Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project Online Archive.

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