County news March 26, 2009

Taylor named Derbyshire's president

Cricinfo staff

The former England wicketkeeper, Bob Taylor, has been named as Derbyshire's president at the club's AGM yesterday evening.

"It gives me great pleasure and is a terrific honour to be the president of Derbyshire for the next two years," said Taylor.

"The bottom line is success and I know that John Morris is working very hard with the team and I would love to see them be successful on the field - hopefully getting promoted to the first division of the County Championship."

Taylor, 67 - or "Chat", as he was nicknamed in his playing days - played 57 Tests for England in a first-class career which spanned 28 years for Derbyshire.