Tom Taylor pens new Foxes deal

Leicestershire players celebrate
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Exciting young seamer Tom Taylor has extended his stay at Leicestershire CCC until at least the end of the 2020 season.

Taylor has become the second Leicestershire CCC player to sign a new contract in the last two days following Paul Horton, who has also penned a two-year extension.

The 23-year-old, who initially signed a contract for the 2018 season after joining from Derbyshire CCC in the close season, has impressed the Leicestershire CCC coaching staff.

Staffordshire-born Taylor took three for 13 and two for 16 in respective Second XI Trophy wins against Yorkshire CCC and Nottinghamshire CCC, and also bowled well in the tour game against Pakistan.

Taylor has made an encouraging start to his first-class career, claiming 64 wickets in 25 matches with a best haul of six for 61. He is also a talented batsman with a highest score of 80 under his belt.

 He said: “I have enjoyed my time at the club so far, and I’m really pleased to sign a new contract here. I’ll be working hard in the next few months ahead of the 2019 season.”

Leicestershire CCC Head Coach Paul Nixon said: “Tom [Taylor] is a real talent with a big future in the game. We rate Tom very highly, as he also adds value with the bat and in the field too.

“It is vital to have strength in depth and competition for places in the seam department, an area we have thrived in under [Head Bowling Coach] Matt Mason.

“We have Chris Wright coming in from Warwickshire at the end of the season, and having Tom sign a new contract with us is also great news.”