Bob Taylor to attend Heritage Lunch

Friday 6th November 2015
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Former Derbyshire and England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor MBE will be attending the Club’s Heritage Lunch on Sunday 15 November at The 3aaa County Ground. 

Taylor, widely regarded as the one of the best wicketkeepers to ever play the game, represented the county from 1961 to 1984 and played 514 first-class matches as well as 298 List-A games, claiming a total of 1,684 dismissals – a Club record.

He also represented England in 57 Tests and 27 One-Day Internationals across a distinguished career before retiring in 1984 with a world-record of 2,069 victims.

The lunch, which will be held in The 3aaa Pavilion, will celebrate the Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project, funded thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, and a selection of photographs and items collated as part of the project will be on display.

Taylor is the sixth Derbyshire player to be announced for the event, alongside Club Captain Wayne Madsen, former England international Chris Adams, long-serving batsman Tony Borrington and bowling greats Harold Rhodes and Edwin Smith who will form part of a panel which will look back at some of the famous images from the Club’s history.

There will be a Q&A session for guests to pose questions to the panel, with more players to be announced for the event in due course. Guests will also be treated to a delicious two-course Sunday Lunch at the event.

Tickets are still available for the Heritage Lunch are priced at £30 per person, with all proceeds going to the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Registered Charity No: 1155801).

Heritage Lunch
Sunday 15 November; 12.30pm for 1pm.
The 3aaa Pavilion at The 3aaa County Ground
Tickets: £30

To secure your place, please call Emma Madeley on 01332 388 111 or email [email protected].

The Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project has been funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. Read more about the project HERE.

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