He may have been discarded by West Indies’ selectors but fast bowler Jerome Taylor continues to shine in English conditions.

The 35-year-old Jamaican, who at one time spearheaded the attack for the West Indies, has been signed by English County side Gloucestershire to a three-year contract. He will represent the club in all forms of the game.

Having fallen out of favour with regional selectors in recent years, Taylor has made England his stomping ground. He previously had spells with Leicestershire and Sussex and most recently T20 contracts for the last two seasons with Somerset.

Taylor was a member of the Windies' 2016 World T20-winning squad. He last played for his country in 2018.

"Jerome will add pace and international experience to the attack,” said Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson.

"He can contribute in all formats so he'll be a valuable addition," Dawson added.

Taylor is the second West Indies fast bowler to play for Gloucestershire in successive seasons following Shannon Gabriel, who played in two first-class matches in 2019.

"I am very excited to be joining Gloucestershire," the Jamaican said. "I am grateful for the opportunity as I really enjoy playing county cricket and I am hopeful that my experience can help on and off the field."

Promoted Gloucestershire will start the County Championship Division One season against Yorkshire at Headingley on April 12

Taylor’s home debut should be against Lancashire at Nevil Road in Bristol a week later.

Rapid on his day, Taylor, in 2009, famously grabbed 5 for 11 to demolish England, leaving the visitors all out for 51 during an unforgettable spell of fast-bowling at a Sabina Park Test. His returns in 46 Tests totalled 130 wickets at 34.46. He was also capped more than 100 times in limited-overs internationals.

Jamaica Tallawahs coach Donovan Miller says the Jamaica Tallawahs must turn things around quickly if they are to avoid losing their fourth straight match when they play the in-form Trinbago Knight Riders at Sabina Park tonight (September 13).

Jerome Taylor will replace Pakistan’s Amad Butt in the Jamaica Tallawahs squad for the start of the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season.

There was just one wicket in it when the Jamaica Scorpions got over the line in their West Indies Championship game against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Warner Park in St Kitts. 

The Jamaica Scorpions are 65 runs away from their second win on the trot in their West Indies Championship match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes being played at Warner Park in St Kitts. 

Windies quick Jerome Taylor has been re-signed by English country cricket club Somerset ahead of the new T20 Vitality Blast.

The 34-year-old previously spent time with Leicestershire and Sussex, joined Somerset midway last season where he took 22 wickets at an average of 16.64.

The Jamaica, who took a season-best of 5 for 15 against Hampshire in Taunton, was crucial in the team’s run to the final for the first time in over 20 years.  Taylor has played 30 T20 internationals and 101 other T20 matches across the globe.   Unlike last season, Taylor will be available for Somerset for the entire duration of the T20 Blast.  The team begins its campaign with a fixture against Glamorgan on July 18. 

Somerset Director of Cricket Andy Hurry insisted the club was happy to have Taylor back in its ranks.

“Jerome made a real impact during the 2018 Vitality Blast campaign and we are really excited to be continuing our relationship with him,” Hurry said.

“He brought a wealth of experience and skill that, alongside his availability for the full duration of the 2019 competition, will again add significant value to our attack.”

 

The winless Jamaica Scorpions have made three changes to their squad that departed the island on Monday for Grenada where they play the Windward Island Volcanoes starting January 17 in the next round of the West Indies Championships.

Chris Gayle and Rovman Powell have been named to a Jamaica Scorpion 14-match squad to contest the Regional Super 50 tournament set to begin next month.

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