Taylor commits to Derbyshire

Taylor commits to Derbyshire

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Derbyshire fast bowler Tom Taylor signed an extension to his contract today, keeping him at the 3aaa County Ground until 2017. The 21-year-old, who made his debut for the county in 2014, penned a one-year deal having impressed in his 19 senior appearances to date.

Taylor already has 43 wickets to his name in 15 first-class matches, including a career-best 6/61 against Lancashire last April.

But the youngster has also shown capabilities with the bat, making 40 on debut against Leicestershire whilst also reaching 49 versus Northamptonshire in May.

Those performances earned Taylor a place on the Potential England Performance Programme which toured South Africa this winter and included a stint with the England ODI squad in January.

Elite Performance Director, Graeme Welch said: “Tom is an exciting talent who has already shown the ability to win games for Derbyshire – and we must remember he’s still only 21.

“He has already been recognised by England and he continues to make big strides, with both bat and ball.

“He now has a big summer ahead and we hope he can continue to contribute to winning games for the Club.”

Taylor added: “I’m delighted to sign a new deal and commit to Derbyshire. We have an exciting squad and I hope I can continue to improve and play a leading role as we push for success.”

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