Full name Stanley Shelbourne Taylor
Born March 2, 1875, Highbury, Islington, London
Died July 22, 1965, Oakley House, Basingstoke, Hampshire (aged 90 years 142 days)
Major teams Middlesex
Education Cambridge University
|First-class span||1901 - 1901|
Stanley Taylor was a better footballer than cricketer, winning Blues as a forward/right wing between 1896 and 1898, captaining Cambridge in his final year. He went on to play for the Corinthians, the leading amateur side of the time. Called to the bar in 1901, he toured South Africa with the Corinthians and stayed, becoming a leading advocate. He served with the SA Field Artillery in Palestine in the Great War and won the DSO. After the war he joined the Anglo-American Corporation in London as a South Africa director. His two first-class matches for Middlesex were unnotable.
Thirty years ago England were battered, bruised, broken and blackwashed in the Caribbean