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Full name Robert Meadows Lombe Taylor
Born December 21, 1989, Northampton
Current age 24 years 254 days
Major teams Scotland, Harrow School, Leicestershire, Leicestershire 2nd XI, Loughborough MCCU, Northamptonshire 2nd XI
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Education Harrow School
|ODI debut||Afghanistan v Scotland at Sharjah, Mar 8, 2013 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Scotland v England at Aberdeen, May 9, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Afghanistan v Scotland at Sharjah, Nov 16, 2013 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Netherlands v Scotland at Abu Dhabi, Nov 28, 2013 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Kent v Loughborough MCCU at Canterbury, Apr 10-12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Leicestershire v Surrey at Leicester, Aug 15-18, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Gloucestershire v Leicestershire at Bristol, May 13, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Scotland v New Zealand A at Edinburgh, Aug 20, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire at Leicester, Jun 12, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Yorkshire v Leicestershire at Leeds, Jul 1, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/69, 10||Scotland||v NZ A||Edinburgh||20 Aug 2014||LA|
|4/91, 54, 0/20, 40*||Leics||v Surrey||Leicester||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|2/30, 0, 0/27||Leics 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||York||5 Aug 2014||Other|
|90, 3/38||Leics 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||Barnsley||4 Aug 2014||Other OD|
|0/33, 1, 0/43||Leics 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Ashby-de-la-Zouch||30 Jul 2014||Other|
|22||Leics 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Leicester||29 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|0/24, 0, 0/34, 6||Leics||v Worcs||Worcester||13 Jul 2014||FC|
|37, 2/41, 98, 0/52||Leics||v Kent||Leicester||7 Jul 2014||FC|
|0/20, 2||Leics||v Yorkshire||Leeds||1 Jul 2014||T20|
|3/81, 2, 1||Leics||v Surrey||The Oval||22 Jun 2014||FC|
Rob Taylor made his debut for Leicestershire's Second XI in May 2008 at the age of 18 but it was three years later when he was pitted against his own county that he began to make himself noticed. He compiled a match-saving unbeaten century as Loughborough MCCU secured a draw in a three-day match at Grace Road, quite a job application. On his first-class debut for Leicestershire against Surrey at Grace Road in August of the same year, he hit 70 in the first innings and took 3 for 53.
A left-handed batsman and left-arm seam bowler, Taylor completed his studies at Loughborough in 2012 and made significant contributions with the ball in both the CB40, in which he was the Foxes' leading wicket-taker with 11 victims, and Friends Life t20, where he had an economy rate of 6.91, as well as taking 5 for 91 against Kent at Grace Road in his only first-class game.
Taylor gained a call-up to Scotland in 2013, on the back of his one-day appearances for Leicestershire. He finished top of the Friends Life t20 bowling averages and also achieved the best strike rate of any Leicestershire batsman who faced more than 50 balls - a jaw-dropping 159.25. He was also the leading wicket-taker in YB40. It all built on the promise shown in 2012 after finishing his studies at Loughborough University.
At the end of the 2012 season, Taylor completed a special journey in aid of Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS). He joined his father Olly, brother Harry and family friend Will Goodwin, on a bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for SOBS, who provided great support after the family tragically lost their wife and mother, Fee, in 2005.
ESPNcricinfo - February 2013
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?