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Squad Number - 10
Player Sponsor - Oracle Property Finance
Born - Northampton, December 21, 1989
Joined - Leicestershire 2011
Role - Left handed batsman, left arm medium-fast bowler
Teams Represented - MCC Universities, Loughborough MCCU, Leicestershire
Honours - MCC Universities t20 winner in 2011
Highlight of Career - Scoring 70 v Surrey 2011, 22* off 10 balls v Worcestershire in CB40 2012
Players Admired - Mike Hussey, Matthew Hayden, Mitchell Johnson
Relaxations - Golf, watching rugby
Left-handed all-rounder Rob Taylor continues to impress both at domestic and international level. Taylor was excellent in one-day competitions for Leicestershire in 2013, and gained a call-up to Scotland. He has made a number of 50-over and T20 appearances, including the recent World Cup qualifiers.
Taylor finished top of the FL t20 bowling averages with 14 wickets at 14.00, including two four-wicket hauls. Taylor also finished with the highest strike rate of any Leicestershire batsman who faced more than 50 balls – 159.25
Taylor was the leading wicket-taker in List A cricket as he also claimed 14 wickets in that format. The all-rounder also scored 150 runs at an average of 30.00, including two crucial contributions in victories against Yorkshire.
In 2012, Taylor enjoyed a splendid year after finishing his studies at Loughborough University. The seamer ended as the Foxes leading wicket-taker in CB40, was the second top wicket-taker in FLt20 in maintaining an impressive economy rate of 6.91 and also collected his maiden first-class five-wicket haul in his only appearance.
Taylor also showed promise with the bat, notably in innings against Derbyshire (18* off 10 balls, t20) and Worcestershire (22* off 10 balls, CB40) where he helped to win matches. Taylor is another to have signed a new two-year deal at Grace Road.
At the end of the 2012 season, Taylor completed a very special journey in aid of Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS). Along with father Olly, brother Harry and family friend Will Goodwin, Rob took part in a bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for SOBS, who provided great support after they tragically lost wife and mother Fee in 2005.
Taylor previously enjoyed an excellent 2011 season for three clubs - Leicestershire, Loughborough MCCU and Everards League runners up Market Harborough CC.
Taylor demonstrated his talents at Grace Road early in the 2011 campaign when making a match-saving century for Loughborough MCCU. Taylor then wasted little time in making his mark in the First XI. He made 70 on debut against Surrey at Grace Road and also took three wickets in the first innings.
The all-rounder also had a prolific season for Market Harborough, who won the County Cup at Grace Road and missed out on a league and cup double by a narrow margin.
Taylor's career record at Leicestershire:
Rob Taylor 2013 (33.49 kB)