Billy Taylor (cricketer)

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Billy Taylor
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Personal information
Full name Billy Victor Taylor
Born (1977-01-11) 11 January 1977 (age 43)
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
Role Umpire
Relations James Taylor (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999–2004 Sussex
2004–2009 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 54 142 37
Runs scored 431 191 22
Batting average 10.26 6.36 22.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 40 21* 12*
Balls bowled 8,412 6,311 713
Wickets 136 182 30
Bowling average 33.34 25.81 29.43
5 wickets in innings 4 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/32 5/28 2/9
Catches/stumpings 6/– 26/– 3/0
Source: CricInfo, 27 August 2009

Billy Taylor (born 11 January 1977) is an English cricket umpire who was previously professional cricketer.

He started playing for Hampshire during the 2004 season, before which he played for Sussex. While at Sussex, he had won the Frizzell County Championship in 2003, their very first season victory in the trophy's history. He received a county cap for Hampshire in 2006.

Taylor, who also played for Wiltshire, has three hat-tricks to his name and was listed in the 2005 C&G Trophy-winning Hampshire squad. He achieved one of his hat tricks during a Hampshire v Middlesex game and a career best of 6 for 32, this was the first hat trick at the Rose Bowl.

Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove announced on 27 August 2009 that the club had released Taylor,[1] ending his five-year tenure at the club. In 2011, he was added to the England and Wales Cricket Board list of reserve umpires, alongside Russell Evans and Alex Wharf.[2] In 2016 Billy was appointed to the ECB's Full Umpires List.

His brother, James, has also played List A and Minor Counties cricket for Wiltshire.


  1. ^ Hampshire release Taylor, Cricinfo, Retrieved on 27 August 2009
  2. ^ "Umpires list - 2011". Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011.

External links

Billy Taylor at ESPNcricinfo

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