James Taylor eclipses David Gower record

FRIDAY, 9am: James Taylor eclipsed the great England batman David Gower as he broke a Leicestershire record last week.

The teenager became the youngest-ever scorer of a one-day century for county, scoring the runs aged 19 years and just over four months when he hit 101 for the Foxes against Worcestershire at New Road.

Gower previously held the record after scoring an unbeaten 117 against Hertfordshire in the Gillette Cup in 1977 aged 20 years and three months.

Taylor, from Burrough-on-the-Hill, follows Josh Cobb into the record books, after his England under-19 colleague took another of Gower's records last season with his century against Middlesex at Lord's aged just 18 years and five days.

The 19-year-old has enjoyed a superb start to his first season of First Class cricket at Grace Road having hit his maiden County Championship just 11 days before against Middlesex.

Taylor, the 2008 Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year, currently sits second in Leicestershire's limited overs averages with a formidable 60.5 and fourth in their County Championship averages with 32.8.