Test star is Fylingdales’ guest of honour

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FORMER England test star Bob Taylor is the guest speaker at Fylingdales Cricket Club’s annual awards evening in Robin Hood’s Bay on Friday (21 Oct).

Bob, former Derbyshire and England batsman/wicket-keeper, played in the famous 1981 Botham Ashes series and represented England in 57 Test matches. He also holds the world record for the most wicket-keeping dismissals - 1.649 - in a first class career.

He set a world record in the Golden Jubilee Test Match in India in 1979 with 10 catches in the match and was the first England wicket-keeper to catch five Australian batsmen in an innings.

Fylingdales CC secretary Philip Dunn said this will be the fourth time in recent years the club has had the pleasure of welcoming a former Test star and legend to the awards evening.

“If ever a role model were required for the complete professional cricketer it would have been Bob Taylor,” said Mr Dunn.

“We thank our sponsors in planning this event.”