Rob Taylor

Country: Scotland
Born: December 21, 1989, Northampton
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Rob Taylor Bio

Robert Meadows Lombe Taylor is a Scottish cricketer who etched his name in Scottish cricketing history with his remarkable performance against Kenya during a crucial World Cup Qualifier in January 2014. Born in Northampton and educated at Harrow School, Taylor showed early promise and made his debut for Leicestershire’s Second XI in May 2008 at the tender age of 18.

However, it was in 2011 when Taylor really caught the attention of the cricketing world. Playing for Loughborough MCCU against his own county, he played a match-saving unbeaten century, impressing both the fans and selectors alike. Later that year, he made his first-class debut for Leicestershire against Surrey, scoring 70 runs in the first innings and taking 3 wickets.

A versatile player, Taylor is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm seam bowler. He completed his studies at Loughborough in 2012, and during this time, he made significant contributions with the ball for Leicestershire in both the CB40 and Friends Life t20 formats. He became the highest wicket-taker for Leicestershire in CB40 with 11 victims, showcasing his talent with the ball. In the Friends Life t20, he maintained an economy rate of 6.91, proving his skill as a bowler.

In 2012, Taylor gained a call-up to the Scottish national team due to a relaxation in the qualification rules. He had already impressed with his one-day appearances for Leicestershire and quickly established himself as a valuable player for Scotland. He often batted at No. 8 and also contributed with his left-arm seam bowling. Taylor also performed a similar role for Leicestershire, showcasing his versatility as a useful cricketer in all three formats of the game.

Off the field, Taylor embarked on a special journey in 2012 to raise funds for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS). Alongside his father, brother, and a family friend, he cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats to honor his late mother, who passed away in 2005. Taylor’s participation in this charity event showcased his compassionate and determined nature, and his commitment to making a positive impact beyond the cricket field.

Unfortunately, Taylor was released by Leicestershire during the 2016 summer. However, his impact on Scottish cricket remains significant. His unbeaten 46 against Kenya, which helped Scotland secure a spot in the World Cup, will always be remembered as one of his greatest performances. Taylor’s contributions both on and off the field exemplify his dedication, talent, and commitment to the sport he loves.

Robert Meadows Lombe Taylor is a left-handed batsman and left-arm seam bowler who has left an indelible mark on Scottish cricket. With his impressive performances and dedication to the sport, Taylor has become a symbol of perseverance and excellence. As he continues his cricketing journey, fans can eagerly anticipate more memorable moments from this talented Scottish cricketer.

Rob Taylor Career Stats

Rob Taylor Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 6 3 85 41* 28.33 58 146.55 0 0 6 4 8 0
ODIs 15 14 3 154 46* 14 172 89.53 0 0 11 3 6 0
FC 44 75 11 1461 101* 22.82 2537 57.58 1 6 192 11 22 0
List A 50 46 13 687 62 20.81 710 96.76 0 1 49 20 18 0
T20s 54 35 14 328 41* 15.61 245 133.87 0 0 13 18 29 0

Rob Taylor Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 9 150 196 5 3/17 3/17 39.2 7.84 30 0 0 0
ODIs 15 15 713 617 20 3/39 3/39 30.85 5.19 35.6 0 0 0
FC 44 74 5625 3691 90 5/55 6/120 41.01 3.93 62.5 1 3 0
List A 50 49 2089 1952 67 4/58 4/58 29.13 5.6 31.1 1 0 0
T20s 54 51 907 1228 42 4/11 4/11 29.23 8.12 21.5 2 0 0

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