James Taylor      

Full name James William Arthur Taylor

Born January 6, 1990, Nottingham

Current age 25 years 235 days

Major teams England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire 2nd XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Height 5 ft 6 in

James William Arthur Taylor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 0 48 34 16.00 152 31.57 0 0 6 0 2 0
ODIs 18 17 3 492 98* 35.14 652 75.46 0 5 35 6 5 0
First-class 131 218 28 8853 291 46.59 19 45 83 0
List A 126 121 28 4854 146* 52.19 5805 83.61 13 28 349 71 28 0
Twenty20 91 82 25 1972 62* 34.59 1685 117.03 0 8 149 42 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 131 11 228 176 0 - - - 4.63 - 0 0 0
List A 126 5 138 170 5 4/61 4/61 34.00 7.39 27.6 1 0 0
Twenty20 91 7 74 100 2 1/10 1/10 50.00 8.10 37.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Leeds, Aug 2-6, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Lord's, Aug 16-20, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Dublin, Aug 25, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), May 8, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Worcestershire v Leicestershire at Worcester, Apr 23-26, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire at Nottingham, Aug 21-24, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Leicestershire v Essex at Leicester, Jul 20, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Nottinghamshire v Durham at Nottingham, Aug 25, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Jun 22, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Durham v Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
29 Notts v Durham Nottingham 25 Aug 2015 LA
29 Notts v Warwickshire Nottingham 21 Aug 2015 FC
25* Notts v Hampshire Nottingham 19 Aug 2015 LA
109 Notts v Kent Nottingham 17 Aug 2015 LA
5, 66 Notts v Worcs Worcester 7 Aug 2015 FC
10 Notts v Middlesex Lord's 6 Aug 2015 LA
56 Notts v Lancashire Liverpool 4 Aug 2015 LA
94* Notts v Essex Chelmsford 2 Aug 2015 LA
51 Notts v Sussex Hove 30 Jul 2015 LA
3 Notts v Glamorgan Market Warsop 26 Jul 2015 LA
Profile

James Taylor is out to prove that when it comes to cricket size isn't everything. Players diminutive in stature have had excellent international careers - Shiv Chanderpaul is just one example of that - but when Taylor made his Test debut against South Africa at Headingley in 2012, even his batting partner, Kevin Pietersen, expressed his misgivings. Pietersen twice told England's coach at the time, Andy Flower, that Taylor should not have been selected. "I have nothing against James but at 5ft 6ins he's one of the shortest men currently playing county cricket," Pietersen wrote in his autobiography. His dad was a jockey and James is built for the same gig. We were facing the fiercest attack in world cricket; I didn't think he was up for it."

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Aug 25, 2015

James Taylor hit three sixes and a four in a 15-ball stay, Nottinghamshire v Durham, Royal London Cup quarter-final, Trent Bridge, August 25, 2015

James Taylor hit three sixes and a four in a 15-ball stay

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Jul 30, 2015

James Taylor struck a brisk half-century, Sussex v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup, Group B, Hove, July 30, 2015

James Taylor struck a brisk half-century

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May 7, 2015

Peter Moores alongside England's latest captain James Taylor, Malahide, May 7, 2015

Peter Moores alongside England's latest captain James Taylor

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2009

Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketers of the Year 2009

Results
Comb C&C v Jamaica at Cave Hill - Apr 8-9, 2011
Jamaica won by 8 wickets
Trinidad & T v Jamaica at St Augustine - Apr 1-4, 2011
Match drawn
Comb C&C v Windward Is at Cave Hill - Apr 1-3, 2011
Comb C&C won by 157 runs
Windward Is v Leeward Is at Gros Islet - Mar 25-28, 2011
Windward Is won by 8 wickets
Comb C&C v Barbados at Cave Hill - Mar 25-27, 2011
Comb C&C won by 5 wickets
Guyana v Trinidad & T at Providence - Mar 25-27, 2011
Trinidad & T won by an innings and 45 runs
Jamaica v Eng Lions at Kingston - Mar 24-27, 2011
Match drawn
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