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Tom Taylor
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Tom Taylor

England|Bowling allrounder
Tom Taylor

Full Name

Thomas Alex Ian Taylor

Born

December 21, 1994, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Age

26y 227d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role

Bowling allrounder

Education

Trentham High School, Stoke-on-Trent

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

When Tom Taylor signed for his third midlands county - rejecting a contract extension at Leicestershire to take up an offer from Northamptonshire - it was confirmation of his late-blooming status as a prized allrounder. Leicestershire admitted their disappointment at his decision, and Taylor left the club immediately on loan, taking two-for and scoring a 27-ball fifty on Northants debut to help his new side into the Vitality Blast quarter-finals.

In three injury-interrupted seasons at Grace Road, Taylor had shown glimpses of the talent that led him to be selected for the England Performance Programme at 20. He only played in eight first-class matches for Leicestershire, but claimed 32 wickets at 23.40 - including career-best figures of 6 for 47 and a maiden 10-wicket haul at Hove in 2019 - while averaging nearly 30 with the bat. His white-ball bowling was a work in progress, but he again served notice of his ability by slamming 98 not out from 56 balls in a Royal London game against Warwickshire.

A product of the Derbyshire academy, Taylor signed his first professional contract in 2014 and made his first-class debut in June of that year. Although in the side as a bowler, it was with the bat where he made most impact, scoring 40 during an important partnership with centurion David Wainwright to help his side to victory. His maiden first-class wicket came in his next game against Surrey when he dismissed South African batsman Hashim Amla. He took his first five-wicket haul at only 19, as Derbyshire beat Gloucestershire at the Cheltenham Festival, and was part of the EPP in 2015-16, but a stress fracture interrupted his development the following summer.

Tom's younger brother, James, also joined Derbyshire's staff at the end of 2017, but as the new year dawned, Tom was released with one year of his contract remaining and joined Leicestershire. His debut was delayed because of injury until the last Championship game of the season, but he took six Glamorgan wickets at Cardiff, enough to win him a contract extension.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC4168634936221126/4710/12232.333.4256.60631
List A1615734747183/483/4841.506.1040.70000
T201918302479153/333/3331.939.5120.10000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC41601010608021.20238244.50051356130
List A168330798*61.40272112.860330570
T201915317350*14.41142121.830113690

Photos


Tom Taylor celebrates with his team-mates
Tom Taylor is run out by George Garton
Debutant Tom Taylor sealed an unlikely win
Leicestershire have announced they will not select Tom Taylor again this season
Tom Taylor strikes down the ground
Tom Taylor was in the wickets early for Leicestershire