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Seamer has signed a contract for the 2018 season at Grace Road

Leicestershire have added to their bowling arsenal ahead of the new county season with the signing of Tom Taylor following his departure from Derbyshire.

Taylor, 23, has claimed 64 first-class wickets in 25 matches since his debut - against Leicestershire - in 2014.

He left Derbyshire by mutual consent prior to his switch to Grace Road, where he has signed a contract for the 2018 campaign.

Taylor told Leicestershire's official website: "I am really pleased to be joining Leicestershire County Cricket Club and taking on this exciting new challenge in my career.

Leicestershire have signed Tom Taylor after his departure from Derbyshire

"I am looking forward to working with new head coach Paul Nixon and his assistant John Sadler, who I really enjoyed working with at Derbyshire."

Nixon said: "Tom is a quality seamer who has started his career well with the ball and he will add strength to our seam department.

"Tom is also a very capable batsman and we are delighted to add him to our squad ahead of the new season."

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