Ross Taylor’s input as overseas player during his three-month stint with the Club has been ‘exceptional’ says Peter Moores.
The New Zealander’s stay at Trent Bridge has come to an end with him contributing 506 Specsavers County Championship runs at 33.73 and another 235 at 33.57 in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Those figures included a fantastic knock of 146 against Essex at Chelmsford that was vital in securing a first win for Notts at the venue in four day cricket since 1984.
But Moores insists that the 34-year-old’s impact stretches far beyond the numbers, proving to be a key cog in a dressing room where several younger, relatively inexperienced players have been introduced this summer.
And he would love to see the top order right-handed batsman return for another spell at Trent Bridge in the future, should it suit both parties.
“Ross is the sort of player that we would love to get back, but how that fits with internationals schedules and where he’s at in the future, you don’t know.”
“We knew Ross was an exceptional player before he came here, but now we know he is an exceptional bloke as well,” said Moores.
“He’s been fantastic on and off the field. He has shared his experience of games around the world with other players and he’s become a part of us. You can’t ask for anymore from an overseas player.
“He’s the sort of player that we would love to get back, but how that fits with internationals schedules and where he’s at in the future, you don’t know.
“But his impact at the Club has been exactly what you want. You want your overseas to enjoy it, play some good cricket and get involved with everyone at the Club – and he has done exactly that.”
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