Monday 17 September 2007 

Chris Taylor Returns To Yorkshire

Chris Taylor has signed a three-year contract to return to The Yorkshire County Cricket Club, effective from March 2008. His return will provide additional competition and strength at the top of the Yorkshire batting order. He is a player that the Club knows a lot about after his previous spell at Headingley Carnegie. Everyone has been impressed with his development at Derbyshire, which included a century on his one-day debut against Yorkshire that also brought him the accolade of becoming the first person to score a hundred on both his one-day and first-class debuts.

Chris Taylor made his first-class debut for Yorkshire in 2001, having come through the county's youth set-up. He represented England Under-17 and Under-19 and was named as the Yorkshire CCC Supporters' Club Young Player of the Year in 1999.

Chris said, “I am really delighted to be coming back to the Club where I played as a youngster. I feel that my game has improved considerably since my last spell here and I’m looking forward to contributing in four-day and one-day cricket. I really like the atmosphere and ambition that is obvious at Yorkshire now and I’m excited at the prospect of working with Martyn Moxon, Darren Gough and Kevin Sharp, the batting coach.”

Stewart Regan, Chief Executive, said: “We’re all really pleased to see Chris Taylor back at Headingley Carnegie. Chris is a player who provides us with many options and he is capable of scoring a lot of runs.”

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