Notts Target Overseas Star
After Taylor Capture

Featured News | 2nd December 2011

Notts are targeting an overseas star to complete an exciting, new-look batting order after capturing England international James Taylor.

The green-and-golds have tied up a three-year-deal for the right-hander – one of the hottest prospects in English cricket.

Taylor's move across the border comes after Notts agreed a compensation package with Leicestershire to release him from the final year of his contract.

Director of cricket Mick Newell is naturally delighted to get his man – who was also wanted by Warwickshire.

But he is still keen to supplement a top order that has struggled to fire in recent seasons with a recognised performer from abroad.

"We hope James can play a part for us on his way to realising his international ambitions," said Newell.

"We lost Mark Wagh and Ali Brown but James and Michael Lumb (from Hampshire) are fitting replacements and they were our primary targets.

"The international calendar may also present us with an opportunity to recruit an overseas batsman and we're exploring that."

Taylor, 21, arrives at Trent Bridge having made his one-day international debut against Ireland in August. He boasts a first class batting average of 49.82.

"I will benefit from playing against the best teams in four-day cricket," said Taylor.

"Notts have a squad that can challenge on all fronts."

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