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Claire Taylor

Key facts

Full Name: Samantha Claire Taylor
Born: September 25 1975 , Amersham
County: Berkshire women
Other teams: Reading Ridgeway, England women, Sapphires
Test debut: England women v India women, Shenley, July 15-18 1999
ODI debut: England women v Australia women, Southampton, July 19 1998
T20 debut: England women v New Zealand women, Hove, August 5 2004
Batting Style: Right-hand bat

Biography

Taylor is a right-handed top-order batter and one of England’s most prolific run-scorers in recent years.She top-scored with 177 in the 2003 npower Test against South Africa and, with Lydia Greenway, broke the world record for a fourth-wicket stand in the first Test when they shared a 203-run partnership.She later took a sabbatical from a career as a systems manager to concentrate on cricket and was one of the first effectively professional women cricketers.Taylor played four one-day internationals against New Zealand in 2004 as England beat the world champions 3-2. She enjoyed a fine 2005 ...

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