JACK Taylor said he enjoyed every minute of his outstanding Twenty20 debut for Gloucestershire.

The 19-year-old all-rounder, from Great Tew, was named man-of-the-match as Gloucestershire Gladiators beat rivals Somerset by two wickets at the County Ground, Bristol.

Taylor, who made his first-class debut last year, took 4-16 and top-scored with 38 off 28 balls in the Friends Life t20 South Group clash.

“Beating Somerset is always extra special and I’m delighted to have played my part,” Taylor told gloscricket.co.uk.

“I just tried to get the ball up under the bat when I bowled because they have players capable of hitting it a long way.

“Then when I batted I went out to play my natural game. I managed to run myself out at the end, but we got across the finishing line and that’s all that counts.”

Taylor’s four victims included big-hitting Kieron Pollard, who was bowled for 15 just as he was threatening to cut loose.

“It was a full ball that became a yorker,” said Taylor. “The sight of his stumps spread was fantastic because everyone knows what a destructive player he can be.

“I enjoyed every minute of my debut.”

However, Taylor could not quite match his efforts in Gloucestershire’s next match, where he scored three and bowled two overs for 17 runs in a six-wicket defeat to Sussex.

Taylor and his younger brother Matt, 17, have twice played together for Oxfordshire this season, becoming the first Oxon siblings to do so since Ian and Philip Evans in 2004.

This week Gloucestershire announced that Matt Taylor had signed to their full academy programme.

His promotion comes after impressing for Oxon and Gloucestershire second XI.

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