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Les Taylor

Leslie Brian Taylor, born 25 October 1953, at Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, England, is an English former cricketer who played in two Tests against ... More »Leslie Brian Taylor, born 25 October 1953, at Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, England, is an English former cricketer who played in two Tests against Australia in 1985. His first-class cricket was played for Leicestershire and in South Africa for Natal. The cricket writer Colin Bateman wrote: "His seam bowling was not pretty but it was hostile and effective, while his flailing batting was pure entertainment". His career was interrupted by a series of injuries. A former miner, Taylor's first-class cricket career started somewhat belatedly at the age of 23. A solidly-built fast-medium bowler and a reliable county performer over many years, Taylor's chance of Test selection seemed to have gone when he received a three-year ban for joining the Graham Gooch-led rebel tour to South Africa in 1982, where he was the leading bowler with 11 wickets at 18.72 to his name. After his two Test appearances in 1985, Taylor won selection to the winter tour to the West Indies, but was dubbed "Lord Lucan"... [ Wikipedia ]

6 Steps to Salvage an Unproductive Day

Performance-improvement expert Les Taylor says a to-do list does nothing but maintain the status quo. He recommends swapping the “to-do list” with the “success list.” Ask yourself: “If I could only accomplish one thing today that would move my business forward, what would it be?” Then ...

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A call to auction auction, humphries, sold

Auction meister Billy Humphries – who started this place in 1977 and owns it with his wife, Robin, and partner Les Taylor – estimated he has sold many millions of dollars of items over the years, ranging in price from $1 to $55,000. People from all over bring their stuff each week to ...

Cricket semi-finals coming up

Les Taylor and Eddie Hogan joined in a 70 run partnership which saw the score move along quickly, before Taylor was caught off Thomas for 29. The score was 2-80 with the weather closing in, Simon Freebody (55*) and Eddie Hogan (117) moved the score along to 3-210 before Hogan was ...

Block Blitz volunteers paint, plant and weed their way through Syracuse neighbors

During the Block Blitz in 2010, from left to right, Bruce Collier, Les Taylor and Sean Ratliff scrape old paint from a Kirk Avenue garage, in an area not far from this year's blitz organized by Home HeadQuarters. A blitz can be a beautiful, grubby thing. Dozens and dozens of sweaty...

The men eat Sue’s dust in super sedans

Cullen Bullen spokesperson Les Taylor said the crowd was in for a treat, calling the competition “the action attraction of the central west”. “We’ve got one hell of an open wheeler program,” Taylor said. “The tiny little go karts [race] in four categories; standard, modified...

Sensational season for Tutton

LITHGOW District Car Club President Dave Tutton has had a sensational year of hillclimbing that has taken him all over the east coast of Australia. GREAT YEAR: Dave Tutton proudly displays his spoils for 2013. lm121213tutton LITHGOW District Car Club President Dave Tutton has had a sensational ...

Healey dominates Fast Fours at Cullen Bullen

PORTLAND mechanic Ray Healey totally dominated the second round of the Fast Fours Series during the third round of racing for the new 2013-14 speedway season at the Cullen Bullen Raceway hosted by the Portland District Motor Sports Club. I'M OK: Kerry Buckley waves to the spectators after ...

Plans for advertising boards get thumbs up

Club spokesman Mr Les Taylor said:“It contributes to what we are trying to achieve. All sports grounds have advertising boards. We have abided by the rules.” l See next week’s Courier for more comments from the club. All rights reserved © Johnston Publishing Ltd. This website and its ...

Locals play a pair of aces

Ramsey 5, Peterborough Milton 3 (Ramsey names only): Frank Bibby/Bryn Fieldhouse won 4/2; John Bailey/Les Taylor lost 3 Bob Lacey/Tony Lakin won 4 Bill Black/Harry Jeffrey halved; John Dunham/Peter Maycock won 8 Derek Gibson/Arthur Lothian lost 8 Colin Harris/Peter Ladlow won ...

Opening contest of the season

Pictured at Monikie are, from left, back - Les Taylor, Kev Gall, Malc Gall, Sye Gall, Scott McGregor, Lesley Shepherd, John Heenan, Darren Heenan, Keir Mudie and Lee McAskill: front - Robbie Gibson, Scott Reith, Bruce McAskill and Peter Tyler. All rights reserved © Johnston Publishing ...

Sharpe guest for Sportsmans’ Dinner

A spokesman for the club said: “Lee is a first class after dinner speaker and shouldn’t be missed.” Tickets are £30, call Les Taylor on 07967 337416 or Davo on 07947 019893. All rights reserved © Johnston Publishing Ltd. This website and its associated newspaper adheres to the Press ...

Farewell to John Coe, a fine clubman

Among those attending were MJK Smith, James Whitaker, Les Taylor, Philip Whitticase, Russell Cobb, Tim Boon, Carl Crowe, Darren Stevens and Mike Turner, who is now the president of Hinckley Town. Josh Cobb represented Leicestershire County Cricket Club. Coe was married to Pauline and ...

Greg Jaklewicz: Who did the best Wednesday is up for debate » Abilene Reporter-News

Should Bruce-Bishop be added to the list of greatest debates? Last week, timed perfectly to shake us from our summer doldrums, came the Les Bruce-Ricky Bishop debate. For the three or so of you who spend life uninformed, Bruce is the current sheriff of Taylor County and is seeking his ...

Everton beat Watford to win the 1984 FA Cup Final

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