- D.O.B.: 22/06/1984
- Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
- Placed: Barnards Green CC
- Nationality: Jamaican
- Playing Role: Right-handed Middle/Lower Order Batsman and Right-arm Fast
- Coaching qualifications: None
- Current teams: West Indies, Jamaica Tallawahs (Caribbean Premier League)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Jerome Taylor is a high-class and experience Right-arm Fast bowler from Jamaica. Just 18 and with only a handful of Professional games for Jamaica to his name, he was called into the West Indies squad for the final match of their series against Sri Lanka in June 2003. His stock ball, seaming away from the right-hander, when in full flight, often drew comparisons with Michael Holding. However, his body was his biggest nemesis, restricting how much we got to see this sensational talent in the big time.
Somewhat unfairly, his commitment was questioned by the WICB but he is revered for some of his memorable performances on the International stage, most commonly for ripping through England with a match haul of 8 for 85 at Kingston.
Jerome’s rise to international cricket was not unexpected, having been a very impressive age group player, he was named the most promising fast bowler in the 2003 Carib Beer Series, after picking up 21 wickets at 20.14 in six first-class matches. That haul included a second-innings 8 for 59 in Jamaica’s five-wicket victory over Trinidad & Tobago, a match in which he took ten wickets for the first time.
In total, Jerome represented the West Indies on over 150 occasions bagging just shy of 300 International wickets. Stints in County Cricket, the Caribbean Premier League and the 2011 IPL with the Pune Warriors would follow.
He starred for the West Indies at the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia, bagging 17 wickets in 7 games. He was also part of West Indies’ World T20 winning squad in 2016.
Seeking a return to the UK and his first stint in Club Cricket, Jerome is keen to commence his coaching journey and start giving back to the game that gave him a career he can look back on with fond memories. Don’t be fooled into thinking he hasn’t still got that Jamaican fire in the belly, so UK batsmen, beware.
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