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Tom Taylor earns new contract at the County Ground

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 08, 2014

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TOM Taylor has been awarded a two-year professional contract by Derbyshire CCC which runs to the end of the 2016 season.

The 19-year-old Ticknall CC man has progressed to the first-team from the county's academy and made his first class debut against Leicestershire in June.

He has since taken 15 first-class wickets at an average of 30.06, including a maiden five-wicket haul to help set up victory over Gloucestershire.

The Potteries-born paceman has also played a pivotal role in the Falcons' flying start to the Royal London One-Day Cup with five wickets in three matches at an average of 29.

County coach Graeme Welch said: "Our plan for bringing future success revolves around proven match-winners alongside homegrown talent such as Tom Taylor.

"We've been impressed with Tom since he broke into the side.

"This is reward for the great promise he's showing.

"As soon as I saw the lad bowl I knew he had potential. He's backed that up by showing a really level head under pressure and becoming an integral part of our bowling unit.

"The next two years are about continuing to work hard, learning his craft and becoming more tactically aware."

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