Leicestershire sign seamer Taylor

Leicestershire CCC is delighted to announce the signing of talented young seam bowler Tom Taylor.

The 23-year-old, who has taken 64 first-class wickets in 25 appearances, has signed an initial contract for the 2018 season after leaving Derbyshire by mutual consent.

Taylor’s maiden first-class wicket was that of South Africa international Hashim Amla and his first five-for followed against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham.

The seamer returned career-best figures of 6 for 61 against Lancashire and also has an impressive pedigree with the bat, including a highest score of 80 versus Kent.

Taylor said: "I am really pleased to be joining Leicestershire County Cricket Club and taking on this exciting new challenge in my career. I am looking forward to working with new Head Coach Paul Nixon and his assistant John Sadler, who I really enjoyed working with at Derbyshire."

Leicestershire CCC Head Coach Paul Nixon said: "Tom is a quality seamer who has started his career well with the ball and he will add strength to our seam department. Tom is also a very capable batsman and we are delighted to add him to our squad ahead of the new season."

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