Michael Holding named Derbyshire President

Thursday 30th March 2017
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Written by Danny Painter

West Indies and Derbyshire legend, Michael Holding, has been appointed Club President at the Club’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 29 March.

A fearsome fast bowler, Holding was at Derbyshire from 1983 to 1989, taking 224 wickets at an average of 24.57. This included 13 five-wicket-hauls and best figures of 7-97 against Worcestershire.

Holding was part of a formidable West Indies bowling line-up which enjoyed great periods of dominance in the 1980s. With 249 Test wickets, Holding is the sixth leading wicket-taker in West Indies cricket at an average of 23.68.

Since retiring as a player, Holding is now a cricket broadcaster and has become a popular member Sky Sports’ commentary team, covering England and other Test playing nations.

Holding said: “It is a great honour to be asked to be President of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and I am looking forward to the year.

“I enjoyed immensely the few years I spent at Derbyshire and I always enjoy returning to the Club. On my last visit in September, I saw all of the facilities, all of the improvements and the infrastructure which has gone into the Club.

“I am sure that the progress made off the field and around the ground will transfer onto the cricket field and that we will see some good results this summer.

“I would like to thank all Members and supporters for their continued support, and encourage them to keep on supporting the Club in 2017 and beyond.”

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