Tom Taylor commits to Worcestershire for four years. The 28-year-old Taylor has 243 wickets and scored 2’674 runs in professional cricket.
Ashley Giles, the newly appointed chief executive of Worcestershire, has made a historic purchase by signing Tom Taylor to a four-year contract. Three homegrown players—Jack Haynes, Dillon Pennington, and Josh Tongue—left the team when Giles took over because their contracts had expired, while more recently, Pat Brown and Ben Fox joined Derbyshire and Leicestershire, respectively. Giles was therefore under a great deal of strain, but he has thus far performed admirably.
Giles has added Rob Jones and Ethan Brookes to Worcestershire in addition to signing Tom Taylor. Tom distinguished himself in the One-Day Cup by scoring two centuries. He was excellent with the ball as well, taking 18 wickets in the T20 Blast earlier this year.
“We are over the moon to sign a player of Tom’s caliber for the next four years. When someone is willing to dedicate themselves for such a lengthy term, it says a lot about the club and the direction we want to go, Giles was cited as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Tom has been on my radar who has three-facet skills: Richardson
Alan Richardson, the head coach for Worcestershire, has also underlined how happy he is to have Tom on board. The all-rounder had been on their radar for a while, so they are happy to finally have him in the mix, he continued. He praised the cricketer, calling him a three-faceted talent who has the potential to have a significant effect.
“I’ve been keeping an eye on Tom for a while… We are hiring someone with excellent three-faceted abilities across all forms. We consider it to be quite a coup that Tom agreed to play for us,” Richardson said.
However, Ray Payne, the CEO of Northamptonshire, has voiced his disappointment at Tom leaving the team. He did, however, wish him success as he moved on to the next phase of his career.
Tom’s decision to move on is disappointing. I want to express my appreciation to Tom for his work over the last three years and my best wishes for his future professional endeavors,” Payne said.