Derek Taylor appointed as Vice President of Kent Cricket

Tuesday 26th April 2022

Derek Taylor appointed as Vice President of Kent Cricket

Kent Cricket is pleased to confirm the appointment of Derek Taylor as a Vice President of the Club.

Taylor, a lifelong supporter of the county, has been a Life Member of the Club since 1990 and has been a supporter of the Club for many decades. He has served on the Committee since 2010, was appointed the Club’s Honorary Treasurer in 2017 and was President in 2021.

A qualified accountant, Taylor retired in 1996 as an Executive Director of the Halifax Building Society. His love of sport has for the last 40 years seen him devote his time and efforts in a voluntary capacity to give service to various organisations involved in sport.

He served for over 20 years as a Director of Oldham Athletic Football Club, including the years when they were a founder member of the Premier League.

On retirement he was appointed as Chairman of Coachwise, a role he undertook for 20 years, the trading subsidiary of Sports Coach UK, a charity charged with responsibility for developing coaches in sport. He also served as Vice Chairman of the charity itself for 6 years.

A passionate supporter of cricket he has been a member of the Lord’s Taverners since 1991, Chairman of the Yorkshire Region for 8 years and is a member of the M.C.C. He, with wife Vivienne, have also toured overseas watching England in the winter on over 20 occasions.

Kent Cricket’s Chairman, Simon Philip, said: “Derek has served the Committee for some years and since 2017 has been an invaluable supporter to me knowing the Club’s finances were being well controlled and supervised.”

“I am delighted to confirm his appointment as a Vice President of the Club in recognition of the years of service he has given.”

On being appointed as Vice President, Taylor said: “I am extremely pleased to have the great honour of being made a Vice President of this great Club.”

“I have loved every day of my involvement with Kent Cricket and look forward to many more years of helping with the great work the Club is doing to promote this great game throughout the county.”

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