Taylor made a fine start to his Gloucestershire career when he made a century on his first class debut against Middlesex in 2000 to become the first player to make a century at Lord’s on their championship debut.
He is a powerful batsman who likes to attack the bowlers, playing shots all round the wicket.
Taylor is also an excellent fielder, who is not afraid to throw himself at the ball to stop the runs from flowing.
He was appointed as captain of the championship side for the 2004 season after Mark Alleyne stood down from the job following his appointment as player-coach.
Taylor missed most of the 2005 campaign after dislocating his left shoulder during a Frizzell County Championship match against Surrey in June which eventually needed surgery.
He was a consistent performer with the bat in one-day cricket in 2006 as Gloucestershire won the Pro40 Division Two title.
He scored 1,076 runs in the championship in 2008, and captained the side on several occasions in the absence of Jon Lewis.
He was awarded a benefit for the 2009 season.