Full Name

Jonathan Paul Taylor


August 08, 1964, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire


59y 312d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Fast medium

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

Paul Taylor Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A2118636488579.76--01--460


List A211-1010872912485/455/4529.394.3240.7310
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Recent Matches of Paul Taylor

Norfolk vs Berkshire102/2812-Sep-2002ReadingList A
Norfolk vs Lincolnshire70/4616-Jun-2002LincolnOTHEROD
Norfolk vs Kent10*2/5929-May-2002HorsfordList A
Northants vs Somerset62/5816-Sep-2001TauntonList A
Northants vs Somerset33 & 534/100 & 0/1112-Sep-2001TauntonFC

Debut/Last Matches of Paul Taylor

Photos of Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor ; thumbnail portrait
England cricketers pose in front of the Taj Mahal