Full name Peter Laurence Taylor
Born August 22, 1956, North Sydney, New South Wales
Current age 58 years 344 days
Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Queensland
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 10-15, 1987 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 1991 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Jan 18, 1987 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Mar 18, 1992 scorecard|
|First-class span||1985/86 - 1991/92|
|List A span||1985/86 - 1991/92|
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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