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Don Taylor      

Full name Donald Dougald Taylor

Born March 2, 1923, Auckland

Died December 5, 1980, Epsom, Auckland (aged 57 years 278 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 0 159 77 31.80 0 1 1 2 0
First-class 95 168 6 3772 143 23.28 1 62 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 95 1063 32 4/24 33.21 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 21-25, 1947 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Mar 9-13, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946-1961
Profile

The highlight of Don Taylor's career must have been when New Zealand claimed their first Test victory, against West Indies at Auckland in March 1956. This was the last of his three Test appearances, and he contributed only 11 and 16 to the victory; yet he had made 43 (run out by the length of the pitch) and a forceful 77 in the previous Test, at Wellington - this after an interval of nine years since his debut (against England at Christchurch, when Bedser had him lbw for 12). In the years between, he played for Warwickshire for three seasons without distinction, his highest score being 90 not out at Trent Bridge.

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New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 1949

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