Paul Taylor

Country: England
Born: August 08, 1964, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Fast medium

Paul Taylor Bio

Jonathan Paul Taylor, popularly known as Paul Taylor, is a former English cricketer who made a mark in the sport during the 1990s. Born on October 3, 1964, in Derby, England, Taylor’s left-arm seam bowling skills and ability to move the ball both ways made him a valuable asset to any team he played for.

Taylor’s cricketing journey began at Derbyshire, where he initially struggled to find his footing. However, in 1989, his fortunes took a turn when Staffordshire offered him an opportunity. This move proved to be fateful, as it laid the foundation for Taylor’s rapid rise to the international level. His remarkable performances for Staffordshire caught the attention of Northamptonshire, who signed him up for the 1991 season.

It was during his time at Northamptonshire that Taylor’s career trajectory changed dramatically. Over the next eighteen months, he consistently proved himself to be a dependable left-arm seamer, renowned for his accuracy and ability to keep the ball tight outside off stump. His impressive performances did not go unnoticed, and in 1992, he received his maiden call-up to the England Test side for the tour of India.

Although Taylor only played a sole Test match in Calcutta, he made his presence felt. However, due to some questionable decisions by the captain at the time, Mike Atherton, Taylor’s international career was cut short prematurely. Disheartened but determined, he returned to county cricket, where he continued to excel.

During his career, Taylor remained a prolific wicket-taker, consistently picking up around 50 wickets each season. Even into his thirties, he maintained remarkable fitness levels, making him one of the fittest opening bowlers in the country. Known for his slightly splay-footed approach and strong open-chested action, Taylor’s ability to move the ball both ways troubled many top-order batsmen.

One of Taylor’s memorable performances came during the 1994 Lord’s Test against New Zealand, where he showcased his skills alongside fellow cricketer Steve Rhodes to save the match. This testifies to his resilience and ability to rise to the occasion, even in high-pressure situations.

Taylor’s career as a cricketer spanned over a decade, with his final season in the first-team being in 2001. Throughout his career, he remained dedicated and committed to the sport he loved, embodying the spirit of a true professional. His contributions to the game, both in domestic and limited international appearances, will forever be remembered by cricket enthusiasts.

After retiring from professional cricket, Taylor stayed connected to the sport through various endeavors. He became involved in coaching and mentoring aspiring cricketers, passing on his wealth of knowledge and experience to the next generation.

Jonathan Paul Taylor’s time on the cricket field may have been relatively short-lived at the international level, but his impact was substantial. He will forever be remembered as a talented left-arm seamer, whose accuracy, perseverance, and ability to continually improve made him a formidable opponent.

Paul Taylor Career Stats

Paul Taylor Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 2 34 17* 17 182 18.68 0 0 3 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 1 0 1 1 1 8 12.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC 183 213 65 2253 86 15.22 - - 0 9 - - 61 0
List A 211 86 36 488 57 9.76 - - 0 1 - - 46 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Paul Taylor Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 2 4 288 156 3 1/18 2/82 52 3.25 96 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 1 18 20 0 - - - 6.66 - 0 0 0
FC 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
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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