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New deal for Taylor

Tom Taylor has been awarded a two-year professional contract, committing him to Derbyshire until the end of the 2016 season.

The 19-year-old has progressed to the first team from the Cricket Derbyshire Academy, making his first-class debut against Leicestershire back in June.

The Staffordshire born paceman has performed a pivotal role in the Falcons’ flying start to the Royal London One-Day Cup, with five wickets in three matches at an average of 29.

Elite performance director Graeme Welch said: “Our plan for bringing future success revolves around proven match-winners alongside home-grown talent such as Tom Taylor. 

“The mission of our coaching team is to create a culture in which Tom and his home-grown teammates - the likes of Ben Cotton, Greg Cork and Harvey Hosein – achieve their potential and become consistent match-winners themselves.

“We’ve been impressed with Tom since he broke into the side,” Welch continued. “This is reward for the great promise he’s showing.

“As soon as I saw the lad bowl I knew he had potential. He’s backed that up by showing a really level head under pressure and becoming an integral part of our bowling unit.

“The next two years are about continuing to work hard, learning his craft, becoming more tactically aware and starting to really fulfil his potential." 

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