ONE of Huddersfield's sporting heroes - and an accomplished artist - has produced a book about his career.
Ken Taylor played more than 250 games for Town as well as cricket for Yorkshire and England.
Now his drawings and recollections feature in a book, Drawn To Sport, written by Bath-based journalist and author Stephen Chalke.
Ken, now 70 and living in Norfolk, will launch the book at 7pm on Thursday, March 2, at Ottakar's in New Street.
He will talk with Stephen Chalke about playing football for Town with Denis Law and Ray Wilson under manager Bill Shankly and his time with the great Yorkshire championship-winning side with Geoff Boycott, Fred Trueman and Brian Close.
The book recounts Ken's childhood at Primrose Hill and schooling at Stile Common in the 1930s and 1940s - as well as his early cricketing and footballing achievements.
The book recalls his careers with Town and Yorkshire in the 1950s.
It also features Ken's paintings and drawings of stars including Ray Wilson, Duncan Edwards and David Beckham, as well as cricketers including Gary Sobers, Brian Statham and Len Hutton.
There are also sketches of childhood haunts, including his family's home on Orchard Terrace, Primrose Hill.
Ken was one of three Huddersfield men playing championship cricket for Yorkshire - with Chris Balderstone and Willie Watson - who also notched up more than 100 football league appearances.
He was awarded his county cap in 1957 and helped Yorkshire to seven titles between 1959 and 1968 and to a Gillette Cup victory in 1965.
Ken, a half-back for Town and opening batsman for Yorkshire, was also capped three times for England and played against India and Australia.
He studied at the Huddersfield School of Art and at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He later became an arts teacher before finding success with his sporting portraits.
Drawn To Sport is published by Fairfield Books, priced £20.