He had scored for the Notts Colts side for the last two season, but was much better known as a leading member of the Notts Cricket Association and the Notts Umprires Association.

He was the principal organiser of the annual Champion of Champions match, between the leading Notts clubs.

He spent his working life on the railways, mainly at Nottingham and Derby. Mike Baylis died on January 4, 1993.