Brendan Taylor to return to Zimbabwe

The 31 year old Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club batsman has asked for permission to be released from his contract – that is due to expire at the end of the 2017 season. Asked why he made the decision , the Zimbabwean cricketer said it was due to family reasons. Taylor has played a key role in the Notts Outlaws’ NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup white ball trophy double this summer. Former Zimbabwe international Taylor also hammered the Club’s fourth highest List A score of 154 in the Royal London 50-over quarter-final win at Somerset, contributing 376 runs in that competition in all.

“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,” said Taylor.

“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 very difficult for me and I have reached a point in my life where I must consider their needs.” The Director of Cricket Mick Newell also said a few words: “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”. The Harare born batsman joined the club at the beginning of the 2015 season and became the first batsman of the club to register centuries in both of his first two matches, against Loughborough University and Middlesex.


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