Wednesday 6 January 2010 

Chris Taylor Leaves Yorkshire To Coach Full-Time

Batsman Chris Taylor has left Yorkshire and he is to carry on growing and developing the coaching business he has set up with Yorkshire capain Andrew Gale.

Taylor started his career with Yorkshire before moving to Derbyshire, moving back two years ago but failing to make much of an impact and he has now decided to call time on his playing career.

“I have had ten thoroughly enjoyable seasons as a professional cricketer with both Yorkshire and Derbyshire," Taylor said.

"Following my successful stint with Derbyshire I genuinely thought I could make a real impact back at Yorkshire; however I have been somewhat disappointed not to have played more 1st Team cricket. That said, I do realise there are some very exciting young cricketers emerging at the club and, as such, it is unlikely I will get any 1st XI opportunities in 2010. The last thing I want is to block the development of talented young cricketers making their way in the game.

"I have made the decision to focus on my cricket coaching business which I run with Andrew Gale. I have a real passion to make a difference to youngsters learning the game around Yorkshire and am both pleased and honoured to have signed a joint venture agreement with the club’s charity, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, to provide this service as Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket Ltd. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody associated with the club, in particular the supporters, and I wish the lads the very best of luck for the 2010 season.”

© Cricket World 2010