Sarah Taylor (cricketer)

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Sarah Taylor
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Personal information
Full name Sarah Jane Taylor
Born (1989-05-20) 20 May 1989 (age 26)
Whitechapel, London, England
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 146) 8 August 2006 v India
Last Test 13 August 2014 v India
ODI debut 14 August 2006 v India
Last ODI 23 August 2014 v India
ODI shirt no. 30
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–present Sussex women
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI T20 Int
Matches 7 90 67
Runs scored 266 2,899 1,700
Batting average 22.16 39.71 30.90
100s/50s 0/0 5/14 0/11
Top score 40 129 77
Catches/stumpings 14/2 71/37 19/40
Source: Cricinfo, 7 September 2014

Sarah Jane Taylor (born 20 May 1989) is an English cricketer. She is a wicketkeeper-batsman known for her free flowing stroke play, opening the batting in one day matches and batting in the middle order in Tests. She was a member of the England team which retained the Ashes in Australia in 2008. She plays county cricket for Sussex. In the Super 4s she is playing for the Emeralds for 2008.

Taylor's and Holly Colvin's inclusion in the Brighton College boys' team caused some controversy within the MCC.[1]

On 30 June 2009, she scored 120 at a run-a-ball in the 2nd One Day International at Chelmsford, overtaking Enid Bakewell's 118 in 1973 as the highest individual score against Australia by an Englishwoman. On 8 August 2008, she broke the record for the highest stand in women's One Day International cricket with a first wicket partnership of 268 with Caroline Atkins at Lord's for England against South Africa. She went on to score 129.[2]

On 1 September 2008 she became the youngest woman cricketer to score 1000 runs in One Day Internationals when she scored 75 not out at Taunton in England's 10 wicket win against India. She reached 1000 runs when she had scored 16.[3]

At the start of the village cricket season she was the first woman player ever to play in the Darton first XI. She has also been joined at Darton by Katherine Brunt, England bowler.

She opened the batting for England in their victories in the 50 over World Cup in Australia and the Twenty/20 World Championship in 2009. However, she pulled out of the England tours of 2010 and 2011, including the Ashes match in Australia.

She won the T20I Women's Cricketer of the Year 2013,[4] and the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014.[5]


  1. ^ Liz Lightfoot (25 July 2006). "Cricket girls defy their MCC critic". Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Record falls as England women win". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "Taylor record sets up England win". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2008. 
  4. ^ The Guardian (13 December 2013). "Ashes captains Clarke and Cook both hit a ton and pick up an annual award". Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "England women earn 18 new central contracts". BBC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2014.