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.