Back to Melbourne April 7, 2004

John Taylor to leave Western Australia

Wisden Cricinfo staff

John Taylor, the allrounder, has decided leave Western Australia for family reasons and will return to Victoria. Taylor, along with his wife, will leave Perth and return to Melbourne, his original home.

Taylor moved to Western Australia in the beginning of the 2002-03 season and excellent performances with Willetton in the WACA Pennant competition led him being offerred a full contract for the next season.

Taylor made his first-class debut against New South Wales at the SCG in November and he went on to play in six Pura Cup matches, taking 12 wickets at an average of 51.25. He excelled in the ING Cup, though, where he picked up 11 wickets at 22.45.

Wayne Clark, the Western Australian coach, bid Taylor farewell when he said, "John Taylor was valuable member of the Retravision Warriors. John has decided to return to Melbourne with his wife for family and personal reasons. The WACA would like to wish John all the best on his return and we hope he can have a successful career."