Matt Taylor signs contract extension until 2021
6 November 2018
Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to announce that fast bowler, Matt Taylor, has signed a contract extension for a further three years.
The deal means the 24-year-old left armer, who graduated from the Club’s Academy, will remain at the Brightside Ground until the end of the 2021 season.
Born and brought up in Oxfordshire, Matt – who is the younger brother of Gloucestershire batsman Jack Taylor - made his debut during the 2011 Cheltenham Cricket Festival while still at school.
Taylor, who featured in all Specsavers County Championship matches in the 2018 season, was exceptional with the ball, taking 46 wickets at an average of 25.46. This was Matt’s highest wicket taking year in the County Championship.
Matt’s most impressive red ball performance came against local rivals Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens when he took 5 wickets for 81 runs in a Gloucestershire victory.
Speaking on his contract extension, Matt said: “I am delighted to extend my contract with Gloucestershire. After making some great progress as a squad this season I am excited to see what we can achieve over the next few years.”
Gloucestershire Head Coach, Richard Dawson, added: “It’s great that Matt has extended his contract with Gloucestershire. He has had a great year in the County Championship and has been an integral part of the squad. We look forward to him continuing to improve and help the Club.”