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Paul Taylor      

Full name Jonathan Paul Taylor

Born August 8, 1964, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Current age 50 years 24 days

Major teams England, Derbyshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Jonathan Paul Taylor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 2 34 17* 17.00 182 18.68 0 0 3 0 0 0
ODIs 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 8 12.50 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 183 213 65 2253 86 15.22 0 9 61 0
List A 211 86 36 488 57 9.76 0 1 46 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 288 156 3 1/18 2/82 52.00 3.25 96.0 0 0 0
ODIs 1 1 18 20 0 - - - 6.66 - 0 0 0
First-class 183 32038 16618 559 7/23 29.72 3.11 57.3 18 4
List A 211 10108 7291 248 5/45 5/45 29.39 4.32 40.7 3 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Kolkata, Jan 29-Feb 2, 1993 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 16-20, 1994 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI Sri Lanka v England at Moratuwa, Mar 20, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984-2001
List A debut 1984
Last List A Berkshire v Norfolk at Reading, Sep 12, 2002 scorecard
Profile

Wisden overview
Dumped by Derbyshire in 1987 but snaffled by Staffordshire two years later, Taylor's rapid ascent into England's Test side could be traced back to a NatWest Trophy tie in 1990 against Northamptonshire. Taylor took 0-92 with his left-arm seam, but Northants saw through the stats and signed him up for the 1991 season. Eighteen prolific months later he was on his way to India with England, but won just one cap there, on a Calcutta belter. When he was given a second chance, against New Zealand in 1994, it was clear that the captain at the time, Mike Atherton, had little confidence in him, and he returned to county cricket for good. Slightly splay-footed but with a strong open-chested action, Taylor kept it tight outside off stump and could move the ball both ways. Until his final first-team season in 2001, he was regularly picking up 50 wickets a year, and remained one of the fittest opening bowlers in the country, despite being well into his thirties. A dogged county No 8, Taylor helped save a Lord's Test with Steve Rhodes in 1994. Lawrence Booth

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May 2, 2001

Taken at the Northamptonshire photocall April 2001

Paul Taylor ; thumbnail portrait

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