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Ken Taylor      

Full name Kenneth Taylor

Born August 21, 1935, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Current age 81 years 311 days

Major teams England, Auckland, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 3 5 0 57 24 11.40 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 313 524 36 13053 203* 26.74 16 68 150 0
List A 10 10 0 134 30 13.40 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 3 1 12 6 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 313 10631 3763 131 6/75 28.72 2.12 81.1 1 0
List A 10 366 168 11 3/19 3/19 15.27 2.75 33.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Nottingham, Jun 4-8, 1959 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 2-6, 1964 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1953 - 1968
List A span 1963 - 1968
Profile

It could not happen now. In winter Ken Taylor played football for Huddersfield Town. In summer he played cricket for Yorkshire. And all the while he was training as an artist, first at the Huddersfield Art School, then at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. His older brother Jeff combined playing football for Fulham with studying for a geography degree at London University; then he went to the Royal Academy of Music and became an opera singer.

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Mar 17, 2006

Cover of <I>Ken Taylor: Drawn to Sport</I> by Stephen Chalke

Cover of Ken Taylor: Drawn to Sport by Stephen Chalke

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Jul 15, 2004

Ken Taylor sketches a picture of Willie Watson

Ken Taylor sketches a picture of Willie Watson

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Sep 4, 1964

Yorkshire captain Brian Close holds the Gillette Cup aloft. From left: Don Wilson, Doug Padgett, John Hampshire, Ken Taylor, Brian Close, Ray Illingworth, Fred Trueman, Richard Hutton, Jimmy Binks, Phil Sharpe, Geoff Boycott, Surrey v Yorkshire, Lord's, September 4, 1964

Yorkshire captain Brian Close holds the Gillette Cup aloft

© Getty Images

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 166/0 (53.5 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 2/0 (2 ov) Glamorgan 237
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 43/1 (19 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 60/3 (16 ov) Leics 157
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 105/4 (34 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 36/0 (8.5 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 Warwickshire 296/9 (126.3 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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