West Herts have pulled off a coup with the signing of former Glamorgan all-rounder, Callum Taylor, for their 2024 Hertfordshire League campaign.

Taylor is a genuine all-rounder who represented Glamorgan in 34 matches either side of COVID (2019-23). Born in Newport (Wales), and raised in Queensland (Australia), Taylor is an aggressive and innovative batter, quality off-spinner, and “world-class” fielder.

Taylor signed professional terms with Glamorgan in 2019 after impressing in Premier club cricket for Newport and the County’s 2nd XI. He made his first team debut that season, playing four games in the T20 Blast, but had little opportunity to showcase his talents.

However, roll on August 2020, and Taylor would enjoy a remarkable County Championship debut. He scored one of the most entertaining first-class hundreds in recent memory against Northants, hitting 106 from 94 balls with 11 fours and 6 sixes.

Taylor would go on to feature across the formats over the next few years and would skipper Glamorgan’s 2nd XI to T20 Finals Day in 2023. Nevertheless, he decided to call it a day mid-way through last season to pursue other career opportunities.

The Welsh-born Taylor with an Australian accent, boasts impressive numbers across all formats of cricket, from club to professional cricket. A former Queensland age-group (U17, U19) player, over the past decade (2013/14-22/23), he has racked up 3,534 runs at 35.70 and 106 wickets at 27.43 playing Grade cricket in Queensland (South Brisbane, and Gold Coast Dolphins).

In the South Wales Premier League for Newport (2016-23), Taylor was arguably the league’s best all-rounder hitting 4,330 runs at 56.97 alongside 170 wickets at 20.51, which ultimately culminated with Glamorgan selection.

Now off contract, Taylor is exploring his options, both in terms of cricket and a career external to the great game. However, following his Australian season he’ll return to Northern shores for another club stint having signed with West Herts for their 2024 Hertfordshire League campaign.