Former England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor is set to undergo a bypass operation after suffering a heart attack on July 1. Derbyshire, with whom Taylor spent all his county cricket career, confirmed that he was in hospital awaiting the operation.
"Bob is a legend of the game and has been a tremendous supporter of cricket in the county following his retirement from the game," Chris Grant, Derbyshire's chairman, said. "We have passed on the best wishes of everyone associated with Derbyshire County Cricket Club and the county's cricket communities to his wife Cathy and his family and will continue to hold them in our thoughts."
Tayor, 73, played 57 Tests and 27 ODIs between 1971 and 1984. He scored 12,065 runs, took 1473 catches and made 176 stumpings during a first-class career that included 639 matches.