Published: 11th December, 2017
Former England fielding coach Chris Taylor is re-joining Surrey CCC as the club’s Fielding Consultant.
Taylor, 41, a former Gloucestershire player for over a decade, has spent time with the club during the 2014 and 2015 seasons but in recent years has been largely working with England sides.
His role will see him work throughout the club, coaching the professional squad and Academy as well as working on fielding techniques with other Surrey coaches , including Women’s Head Coach Richard Bedbrook and the head coaches of all Surrey age group teams.
Speaking from South Africa, where he is currently working with the England U19 squad that includes Surrey batsman Will Jacks, Chris Taylor said: “I’m really excited to be coming back to Surrey and working in a job where I’ve got such a broad brief to create a culture of strong fielding all throughout the club.
“Working with the coaches of the Surrey Age Group teams as well as Academy players and the first team squad offers me the chance to influence fielding coaching at all levels and help try to instill young players coming through the system with the techniques and awareness required to make them elite fielders at the top level.
“It’s an exciting time for the club at the moment and I’m very much look forward to the New Year, when I can start work and preparing for next summer!”
Surrey CCC Director of Cricket, Alec Stewart, added: “Fielding has always been a massive part of the game and something I feel is under coached.
“To this end, I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to get Chris back at Surrey. He’s the best fielding coach I’ve seen and made an immediate impact the first time he was with us.
“With his brief to work throughout the club, I’m confident he’ll create a real ‘fielding culture’ in all the Surrey teams. From the youngest age group players right through to the County 1st team I want to see everyone enjoying and continuing to improve their all-round fielding skills which can make such a big difference to the outcome of a game.”