FORMER Huddersfield cricketer Ken Taylor has been made a vice-president of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
Taylor, now 73, began his career with the now-defunct Primrose Hill, and made his first-team debut with Yorkshire as a 17-year-old and was awarded his county cap at 21.
He was an integral part of Yorkshire’s all-conquering championship-winning side in the 1960s (they won it on seven occasions between 1959 and 1968) and went on to play for England three times.
He was also a dual sportsmen, having played professional football with Huddersfield Town and Bradford City as a tough-tackling centre half.
Although Taylor – who went on to become a very successful artist after his retirement from cricket – was unable to attend the County’s annual meeting because of illness, he did make the trip up from his Norfolk home this week to attend the fourth Yorkshire Players’ Association, of which he was one of the inaugural members.
He was present at the meeting as Martyn Moxon was installed as president of the Players’ Association, although he too was unable to attend, and will now be presented with the President’s ‘Jewel’ at the county’s pre-season Luncheon at Headingley tomorrow.