Jack Taylor cleared to bowl again

21 December 2018

Gloucestershire all-rounder Jack Taylor has been cleared to bowl again with immediate effect having served a one-year ban for an illegal bowling action.

Taylor also served bans in 2013 and 2016, with regulations stating the elbow joint must not straighten by more than 15 degrees during a bowler's delivery.

Jack undertook testing in November 2018 at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough. He took up leg spin bowling during the 2018 season, having originally bowled off spin, and has continued to work hard on his leg breaks in the nets through the winter.

All-rounder Jack Taylor said: “I would like to thank Gloucestershire Cricket and the PCA for their support over the past five years with the issues surrounding my bowling action. Being scrutinised over and over again took its toll on me mentally and I’ve faced some very low points over the years.

Making the decision to start bowling leg spin has given me a new lease of life and I am excited to bowl again and look forward to what the future will bring. It won’t be easy, but it is something that excited me, and I am looking forward to the challenge of competing with the ball again.”

Gloucestershire Head Coach Richard Dawson said: “Everyone at the Club are pleased that Jack has been cleared to bowl again. He’s working hard at present developing his leg spin in the nets.”

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