GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S Jack Taylor was yesterday suspended from bowling for a year after his action was found to be illegal for the second time.
The off-spinner, who has served two previous bans from bowling in 2013 and 2016, was again reported for throwing this summer and underwent independent testing last month at Loughborough University.
That analysis showed a degree of elbow extension in excess of the permitted 15-degree limit and his case was heard on Friday by the England and Wales Cricket Board’s bowling review group. The governing body confirmed his suspension in a statement issued yesterday.
“As this was his second suspension within a two-year period (from the start of the first suspension) he is suspended from bowling in competitive cricket for a minimum period of 12 months,” cricket chiefs said.
Taylor, 25, took 13 wickets at an average of 47.61 in this year’s County Championship Division Two, though his batting average was well above his career mark at 39.11 and he made some big-hitting white-ball contributions including four One-Day Cup half-centuries.
The suspension runs until September 25 next year, after which Taylor can ask for another assessment of his action to allow him to resume bowling.