Honorands - 2022

The honorand for our Buxton April 2022 ceremony was:

Wayne Madsen – Honorary Master of the University (HonMUniv)

Wayne Madsen in his cricketing whites, wearing helmet, gloves and pads, batting, having hit the ball
Copyright David Griffin/Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Wayne is widely considered to be one of the greatest cricketers in Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s history. He is one of the most accomplished and respected players in the English game. Hailing from a strong cricketing family, he was born in South Africa where he made his cricketing debut in 2003. He is also an accomplished hockey player, representing South Africa at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Wayne works tirelessly in Derbyshire to promote cricket and sport, demonstrating unwavering support for education and young people throughout the county. He has lived in the county since joining the club in 2009 and is proud to call Derbyshire his home, where he lives with wife Kyla and their two young daughters, Tanna and Zara.

The University wishes to recognise Wayne’s achievements in English cricket and his work to promote participation in sport in Derbyshire.