Carlton Cricket Club are mourning the loss of Keith Taylor Senior who sadly passed away in the early hours of Friday 5th January. The club flag is positioned at half mast to honour a true legend of our club. He will be greatly missed. On behalf of our members, players, management committee and friends of Carlton Cricket Club we send our condolences to Keith`s wife Maureen and his children Keith Jnr and Thomas.
Keith`s playing career at Carlton was littered with great individual achievements over several decades, he massively contributed to the success and growth of the Club and along the way to several League titles and Cup wins. He captained the side to a League and Cup double in 1986 that remains the only season the Club has achieved this. There are many stories concerning Keith`s great batting prowess and his successes on the field, he will be fondly remembered as a great Cricketer and excellent company.
It is truly fitting that we highlight in this tribute the words of his great friend and team mate of many successful seasons Paul Stanyard who together helped put Carlton on the Cricketing map :-
It is with great sadness that I have to report that Keith Taylor Snr passed away suddenly in hospital this morning.
He played cricket at Carlton CC all his life and was one the most outstanding batsmen to have represented the club in its illustrious history. Keith was a major factor in the success of the club; he was top of the club batting averages no fewer than 12 times, was a League representative and club captain for 8 seasons. His most memorable season was 1979 when he scored 1280 runs at an average of 64.0. He had the full respect of all the league sides. and was by far the best batsman in the Leeds and District Cricket League at that time.
Keith was not just a cricketer but a "Carltoner" through and through; he coached junior teams, was a regular server behind the bar and was fully involved in the numerous activities that made Carlton one of the top clubs in the area.
He leaves behind a loving wife of 57 years, Maureen and two cricketing sons, Keith Jnr and Thomas.
RIP Keith and thanks for your friendship and all the wonderful memories.