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Full name Robert Meadows Lombe Taylor
Born December 21, 1989, Northampton
Current age 25 years 99 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||Australia v Scotland at Hobart, Mar 14, 2015 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||Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Gloucestershire v Leicestershire at Bristol, May 13, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Australia v Scotland at Hobart, Mar 14, 2015 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|
|0, 1/29||Scotland||v Australia||Hobart||14 Mar 2015||ODI # 3637|
|1/46, 3||Scotland||v Sri Lanka||Hobart||11 Mar 2015||ODI # 3632|
|4, 0/27||Scotland||v New Zealand||Dunedin||17 Feb 2015||ODI # 3604|
|0/52, 0||Scotland||v West Indies||Sydney||12 Feb 2015||Other OD|
|0/18||Scotland||v Ireland||Sydney||10 Feb 2015||Other OD|
|2/38||Scotland||v SGFG||Sydney||5 Feb 2015||Other OD|
|17, 1/48||Scotland||v Ireland||Dubai (DSC)||12 Jan 2015||ODI # 3575|
|2*, 0/27||Scotland||v Afghanistan||Dubai (CA)||8 Jan 2015||ODI # 3572|
|11*, 1/43||Scotland||v Canterbury||Christchurch||17 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|1/51, 0||Scotland||v NZ XI||Lincoln||15 Oct 2014||Other OD|
Rob Taylor acquired a place in Scottish cricketing folklore for his performance against Kenya in a critical World Cup Qualifier in January 2014. Taylor entered with Scotland 169/6, needing 92 from 12.5 overs to reach the third World Cup. His unbeaten 46, from only 37 balls, secured Scotland's passage to Australia and New Zealand.
Born in Northampton and a product of Harrow School, 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.
After a relaxation of Scottish qualification rules, Taylor gained a call-up to Scotland in 2012, on the back of his one-day appearances for Leicestershire, and established himself in the side as a number eight batsman and sometime opening bowler. He performed a similar role for Leicestershire, proving himself a useful cricketer in all three formats for the struggling county.
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. Taylor qualifies for Scotland on account of his late mother.
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun