Sarah Taylor (cricketer)
|Full name||Sarah Jane Taylor|
20 May 1989 |
Whitechapel, London, England
|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|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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- The Guardian (13 December 2013). "Ashes captains Clarke and Cook both hit a ton and pick up an annual award". Retrieved 13 December 2013.