All-rounder Taylor named in Northants team for Hampshire friendly

All-rounder Tom Taylor will get his first taste of red-ball cricket in a Northants shirt when the County's pre-season friendly at Hampshire gets underway on Thursday.

Rain delayed the start of Northants' friendly at Hampshire
Rain delayed the start of Northants' friendly at Hampshire

The start of the two-day match was delayed due to light drizzle, but Taylor, who signed from neighbours Leicestershire at the back end of the truncated 2020 season, has been named in the 13-man squad.

All-rounder Taylor is the only fresh face in in familiar-looking County team that is led by Adam Rossington, and also includes one-day skipper Josh Cobb.

All 13 players are expected to play a part in the friendly encounter, which is scheduled for 90 overs play each day.

Hampshire s team includes England batsman James Vince and South African Kyle Abbott.

Northants squad: Ben Curran, Emilio Gay, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Charlie Thurston, Alex Wakely, Rob Keogh, Josh Cobb, Adam Rossington, Saif Zaib, Gareth Berg, Tom Taylor, Ben Sanderson, Jack White.

Hampshire squad: James Vince, Ian Holland, Kyle Abbott, Lewis McManus, Tom Alsop, Sam Northeast, Mason Crane, Felix Organ, Scott Currie, Ryan Stevenson, Liam Dawson, Joe Weatherley, James Fuller, Brad Wheal