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Allan Taylor (1925-2018)
The club is saddened to learn of the passing of former Cricket Section Chairman Allan Taylor at the age of 92.
A long time stalwart of the club, Allan joined the committee in 1980 and became chairman in 1983 until he stood down in 1992.
He was Lancashire League Rep from 1988 until 1997.
Allan was passionate about junior cricket running many of Accrington's junior teams and he was also heavily involved in the Lancashire Junior Colts League being an Honorary Life Member.
Allan was made a life member of the club in 1993.
He died aged 92 after a short stay in hospital.
Allan worked at Howard and Bullough and later Platt Saco Lowell as it became for over 40 years until his retirement.
He leaves wife Elsie, daughter Susan, son Mark who is current club secretary, daughter in law Kathryn and two grandchildren Matthew and Amy.
Allan’s funeral will be held at the Crematorium at 11am on Tuesday 12th June. Family flowers only but donations to Accrington Cricket Club.
Second team captain Len Dewhurst: "I have known Allan as long as I have been associated with Accrington CC.
"He was a true gent who put countless hours into promoting and supporting Accrington CC.
"Allan was a great believer in youth cricket and he helped develop the youngsters at Accrington and many Lancashire League players have come through with Allan's legacy.
"Allan was one of my late fathers best friends and along with the late Peter Barratt, on numerous occasions on match days you could see them all walking around the ground or sitting on one of the benches discussing their beloved club and offering positive advice to young and old players, a committee who understood their club and the beautiful game of cricket.
"Sadly now Allan has joined Peter and Lindon, but I am sure they will be having a catch up and discussing and watching Accrington from above.
"Allan was true gentleman and like Peter and my father were from a time that had values that was aligned to the spirit of cricket and will be sadly missed. "