Peter Taylor      

Full name Peter Laurence Taylor

Born August 22, 1956, North Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 58 years 129 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Queensland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 19 3 431 87 26.93 1308 32.95 0 2 37 0 10 0
ODIs 83 47 25 437 54* 19.86 583 74.95 0 1 23 0 34 0
First-class 63 81 19 1919 105* 30.95 1 10 45 0
List A 111 66 36 766 54* 25.53 0 2 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 21 2227 1068 27 6/78 8/154 39.55 2.87 82.4 2 1 0
ODIs 83 80 3937 2740 97 4/38 4/38 28.24 4.17 40.5 1 0 0
First-class 63 10865 4820 129 6/78 37.36 2.66 84.2 3 0
List A 111 5439 3744 127 4/38 4/38 29.48 4.13 42.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 10-15, 1987 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 1991 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Brisbane, Jan 18, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Mar 18, 1992 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1985-1992
List A span 1985-1992
Profile

A tall, angular offspinner and stubborn left-hand bat, Peter Taylor was plucked from such obscurity to play England in 1986-87 that it was assumed the selectors had mistaken him for Mark Taylor. Undaunted, he took 6 for 87 with his energetic, jerky action that resembled a bell-ringer, and was Man of the Match. Thereafter, he struggled for penetration in Test cricket, but became a redoubtable one-day player. For a while, he occupied an odd position at the periphery of both Australian and New South Wales teams, and finished his career in Queensland. Ultimately, he was replaced in the Test team by Shane Warne. An intelligent and intense man, Taylor became an Australian selector. Greg Baum

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Dec 15, 1988

Peter Taylor bowls, Australia v West Indies, 4th match, Benson & Hedges World Series, Melbourne, December 15, 1988

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