Callum Taylor could help Norfolk in Unicorns Knockout Trophy clash at Staffordshire

England U19 cricket team player Callum Taylor in batting action during the U19 Cricket World Cup aga

England U19 cricket team player Callum Taylor in batting action during the U19 Cricket World Cup against West Indies U19 cricket team at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Picture: ICC - Credit: ICC

Norfolk head for Staffordshire in search of a place in the semi-finals of the Unicorns Knockout Trophy tomorrow.

It is the fourth successive season that Norfolk have had to contend with an away quarter-final and they take on a Staffs side who won all four of their group matches.

With midweek injuries to Adam Todd (calf) and Jimmy Hale (wrist), added to longer term fitness concerns for Matt Plater and Olly Stone – who will miss the rest of Northants' season with a knee injury – Chris Brown's team are waiting on news of Callum Taylor's availability.

Ryan Findlay will replace Hale, while Taylor comes in for Adam Todd to join brother Jordan in the team if he is available, otherwise Aaron Watson will join his brother Ashley in the starting XI.

Taylor was in the Essex team for a Natwest T20 blast clash with Middlesex at Chelmsford last night and could be needed for a County Championship match against Leicestershire, which starts tomorrow.


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The England Under-19 star is Norfolk's youngest ever century maker and is on the fringes of the first team at Essex. The 18-year-old all-rounder left boyhood club Swardeston to play for Bury St Edmunds in the East Anglian Premier League this season, to reduce his playing time, and scored 129 during a win over Horsford earlier this season.

Plays starts at Longton at 11am, with free admission for spectators.

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