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James Taylor

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Full Name: James William Arthur Taylor
Born: January 6 1990 , Nottingham
Country: England
County: Nottinghamshire
Other teams: England Lions, England Under-19s, Leicestershire
Test debut: England v South Africa, Leeds, Aug 2-6 2012
ODI debut: Ireland v England, Dublin, Aug 25 2011
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm leg-break


A teenage prodigy, it came as little surprise to those around cricket when Taylor announced himself in 2009. In his first full season, the right-hander struck 1,184 LV= County Championship runs at an average of 66, including three hundreds and six fifties. Taylor won the Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year and was voted NatWest PCA Young Player of the Year by his fellow professionals as a result. He impressed on the England Performance Programme in South Africa that winter and was chosen to play in the United Arab Emirates with England Lions. Another fine county ...

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