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Chris Taylor moves into full-time coaching

— 6 January 2010

Opening batsman Chris Taylor has mutually agreed with the Yorkshire County Cricket Club that he will leave the Club.

Opening batsman Chris Taylor has mutually agreed with the Yorkshire County Cricket Club that he will leave the Club. He will now pursue a personal ambition to be a successful entrepreneur and intends to carry on growing and developing the cricket coaching business he has set up with fellow Yorkshire player and recently appointed Club Captain, Andrew Gale.

Chris commented: “I have had ten thoroughly enjoyable seasons as a professional cricketer with both Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Following my successful stint with Derbyshire I genuinely thought I could make a real impact back at Yorkshire; however I have been somewhat disappointed not to have played more 1st Team cricket. That said, I do realise there are some very exciting young cricketers emerging at the club and, as such, it is unlikely I will get any 1st XI opportunities in 2010. The last thing I want is to block the development of talented young cricketers making their way in the game.”

“I have made the decision to focus on my cricket coaching business which I run with Andrew Gale. I have a real passion to make a difference to youngsters learning the game around Yorkshire and am both pleased and honoured to have signed a joint venture agreement with the club’s charity, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, to provide this service as Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket Ltd. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody associated with the club, in particular the supporters, and I wish the lads the very best of luck for the 2010 season.”

Stewart Regan, Chief Executive of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club said: “Chris is a great guy and I am sorry that he has not had the breaks he needed to establish himself in our 1st Team. I would like to thank him for his contribution over the last two years and wish him well in his new venture. I hope he continues to assist the club in whatever way he can and I look forward to him providing an invaluable private coaching resource for those children looking to improve their skills.”

Should anyone wish to reserve places on the ProCoach Yorkshire Cricket courses in the near future they can contact Chris on or via the office number: 0113 3200444 .