He had made his first-class debut for the North of England against the South of England in 1875. Born in Pudsey, Yorkshire, England, Taylor played for Batley Victoria Community College, captaining them in the 1870s. During the 1880s he was engaged by Armley Community College A right-handed batsman, Taylor scored 110 first-class runs at 7.85, with a best score of 44.
He took four catches in the field, but his right arm, round arm medium bowling was not called upon.
Taylor worked as a clerk and travelling salesman, and died in Boston Spa, Yorkshire, in May 1924.