Notts al­low fam­ily man Tay­lor to re­turn home

The Cricket Paper - - INTERNATIONAL T20 SERIES -

BREN­DAN Tay­lor could be back play­ing for Zim­babwe hav­ing re­turned home from Not­ting­hamshire.

Bats­man Tay­lor, 31, has asked for and been granted per­mis­sion to be re­leased from his Trent Bridge con­tract – due to ex­pire at the end of the 2017 sea­son – for fam­ily rea­sons.

He scored 351 runs in the T20 for­mat, in­clud­ing a vi­tal 65 against Birm­ing­ham Bears in a record Fi­nals Day part­ner­ship of 132 along with Samit Pa­tel, who hit 64 not out.

Tay­lor said: “I’ve thor­oughly en­joyed my time at Trent Bridge where I have made some fan­tas­tic friends among the dress­ing room and club staff dur­ing the three sea­sons I have been here.

“Win­ning two tro­phies for Notts in these past few months, in­clud­ing one at Lord’s, has been a real high­light in my ca­reer, and given me mo­ments that I will never for­get.

“But be­ing away from my wife and chil­dren has proven to be dif­fi­cult for me and I have reached a point in life where I must con­sider their needs.”

Harare-born Tay­lor first joined Notts for the start of the 2015 sea­son and be­came the first bats­man in the club’s his­tory to reg­is­ter cen­turies in both of his first two matches, against Lough­bor­ough Univer­sity and Mid­dle­sex.

Notts di­rec­tor of cricket Mick Newell said: “We are ob­vi­ously dis­ap­pointed to lose Bren­dan given the sig­nif­i­cant im­pact he has had, but we also re­spect his wishes in re­la­tion to his fam­ily.”

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