Brendan Taylor heads home from Nottinghamshire stint due to family reasons

Brendan Taylor had a productive season with Nottinghamshire
Brendan Taylor had a productive season with Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire have confirmed that former Zimbabwe captain has headed back home with immediate effect.

The 31-year-old's contract was due to expire at the end of the 2017 season but has managed to secure an early release due to family reasons.

Taylor was instrumental in the club's wins in Royal London One-Day Cup and Natwest T20 Blast this season and has also featured in four County Championship matches.

In the Royal London One-Day Cup, Taylor scored 154 runs from nine games at an average close to 54 while he amassed 351 runs from 14 T20 games including a 65 run knock in the final where Nottinghamshire defeated Warwickshire to win the title.

"I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Trent Bridge where I have made some fantastic friends among the dressing room and Club staff during the three seasons I have been here,” said Taylor.

"Winning two trophies for Notts in these past few months, including one at Lord’s, has been a real highlight in my career, and given me moments that I will never forget.

“But being away from my wife and children has proven to be very difficult for me and I have reached a point in my life where I must consider their needs."

Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell lavished praise on Taylor and wished him good luck for his future assignments.

"We are obviously disappointed to lose Brendan given the significant impact he has had, but we also respect his wishes in relation to his family.

"I know he has given many Members and spectators great pleasure with some of the superb innings he has played and we wish him every future success."

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