Peter Taylor

Australia|Bowling Allrounder
Peter Taylor
INTL CAREER: 1987 - 1992
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Full Name

Peter Laurence Taylor

Born

August 22, 1956, North Sydney, New South Wales

Age

66y 98d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Bowling Allrounder

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

Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test132122271068276/788/15439.552.8782.4210
ODI838039372740974/384/3828.244.1740.5100
FC631086548201296/7837.362.6684.230
List A111543937441274/384/3829.484.1342.8100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test131934318726.93130832.9502370100
ODI83472543754*19.8658374.9501230340
FC6381191919105*30.95110450
List A111663676654*25.5302410
Peter Laurence Taylor
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Peter Taylor bowls
The Australian squad with the World Cup trophy
Peter Taylor is swamped by teammates
The <i>Sydney Morning Herald</i> reports on the surprise selection of Peter Taylor (left) for the Sydney Test