Former Nottinghamshire cricketer Brendan Taylor has revealed how his wife was robbed at gunpoint before giving chase to her attackers. Taylor left Notts in 2017 to return to his home in Harare, Zimbabwe. It was there that his wife Kelly was mugged by four armed men on Tuesday night as she returned from visiting a cousin. She stopped the men from her taking her car, but they escaped with her phone and handbag. With adrenalin pumping, Mrs Taylor got back in her car and tried to track down the Honda Fit driven by the criminals, before a now armed Brendan Taylor also looked for them, to no avail. "It was about 8pm. It's winter here so it's pitch black outside by that time," Brendan told Nottinghamshire Live. "Something told me to go and wait outside in the driveway for her. Within five minutes I phoned again and there was no answer. "Seconds later I could hear her screaming and panicking about 80 to 100m from our gate. I went to see what was going on and saw four guys were armed. "They … [Read more...] about Brendan Taylor reveals terrifying account of attack on wife
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Brendan Taylor says Trent Bridge will always be his second home, but admits he should have been a more consistent performer for Nottinghamshire. The 33-year-old left Notts just before his contract was scheduled to end in 2017 after his wife gave birth to twins back home in Zimbabwe. A contract offer was on the table, but with his family living 8,000 miles away he decided to return to playing international cricket in his homeland. Two years on and Taylor is hoping to return this summer to catch up with players he forged a lifelong bond with. "I miss Notts a huge amount! It will always be a place extremely dear to me and I'm very grateful for my three years at the club," he told the Post. "There were some pretty special characters at the club that I'm fortunate to forge lifelong friendships with through the club. "There were many times when I would be constantly crying with laughter listening to Luke Fletcher and Alex Hales' humour. It was relentless! "I'm certainly in contact with a lot … [Read more...] about Taylor will always love Notts
PUBLISHED: 17:22 08 February 2019 Mohammad Amir in bowling action for Essex in the NatWest T20 Blast (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo) ©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468 Essex have announced that the Pakistan international left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir will return to the club for part of the 2019 Vitality Blast campaign. Essex's Mohammad Amir appeals for a wicket (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)The 26-year-old was a fan favourite during his first stint with Essex in 2017, where he took 14 wickets in both the NatWest T20 Blast and Specsavers County Championship, which included a memorable match-winning performance with career-best figures of 10-72 against Yorkshire at Scarborough.Head coach Anthony McGrath is thrilled that Amir has signed and said: “Mo is one of the most exciting bowling talents in the world and I’m ecstatic he’s going to be back with us. “He has the ability to bowl at a fast pace whilst swinging the ball both ways and showed a real … [Read more...] about Essex reveal Amir return for T20 Vitality Blast
ANDREW "Freddie" Flintoff is one of England's best Test cricketers - and was instrumental in the unforgettable Ashes series in 2005. Now, he will take on presenting the legendary car show Top Gear alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris. Who is Andrew Flintoff and why is he nicknamed 'Freddie'? Andrew Flintoff was born in Preston, Lancashire, and is the son of a factory maintenance worker who captained Dutton Forshaw second XI cricket team. He performed well academically, gaining nine GCSE's, but chose to leave school at 16. Flintoff made his Test debut against Pakistan in 1998, at the age of 20, but at the county level, he remained extremely inconsistent. Flintoff earned the nickname "Freddie" from his coach at Lancashire second XI, John Stanworth, due to his surname's similarity to that of Fred Flintstone. What were Freddie Flintoff's greatest England moments? After an inconsistent start, Flintoff had England fans believing he really could become an all-time … [Read more...] about When does Freddie Flintoff start on Top Gear, what is his boxing record and who is his wife?
PUBLISHED: 13:39 19 December 2018 Cameron Delport in action for Leicestershire during the 2018 Vitality Blast (pic David Davies/PA) PA Wire/PA Images Essex County Cricket Club have announced that left-handed batsman Cameron Delport has signed for the 2019 and 2020 Vitality Blast campaigns. The 29-year-old will join the Eagles for a two-year stint from July 1 and will be available for Finals Day at Edgbaston on September 21, should Essex advance that far into the competition.Delport has featured for franchises all around the world, including Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash, Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.Delport also played for Leicestershire Foxes during the 2016 season and scored 694 runs in their NatWest T20 Blast campaign, with his top score of 109 not out coming against Notts Outlaws at Trent Bridge.Head coach Anthony McGrath is elated to add Delport to the ranks and said: “We identified early on that … [Read more...] about Cricket: Essex sign Delport for Vitality Blast