Ex-England player James Taylor reunites with Leicestershire as coach

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Former Leicestershire and England Test and One-Day player James Taylor has reunited with his county after 11 years.

Now as batting coach for Leicestershire, Taylor is happy with the reunion with his former county.

Just four months earlier, Taylor left his position as head scout for England men’s team.

Five years earlier, a heart condition forced Taylor to hang up his boots for Leicestershire and England.

Said Taylor,

I’m delighted to be back.

Adding further he said,

I’ve got so many fond memories here and I can’t wait to add to those.

Taylor wants to help his home county become the top side in domestic cricket and feels that he has a natural instinct to help people.

A real passion of mine is helping people and coaching is something where I can do that. I’ve got a wide range of different experiences and hopefully some of that knowledge can transfer to the players.

During his playing days with Leicestershire, Taylor played 53 first-class matches in which he scored 3,689 runs with an average of 49.18.

During his final season for the county, Taylor was called up to the national side and was given his first One-Day cap and he also helped his club win the last of its three T20 titles.

In 2012, Taylor went on to play for Nottinghamshire and was quickly awarded his first Test cap for England.

In this year’s County Championship Division Two, Leicestershire finished bottom of the table without a win but did reach the quarter-finals of the One-Day cup.

Taylor will be part of a side that has Paul Nixon as head coach and Claude Henderson as the Director of Cricket.

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