- England national women's cricket team 1988 - 2005
Clare Taylor is a right handed batsman and right arm medium bowler who played for the England Women’s Cricket team. She was also a member of teams like Otago Women and Yorkshire Women.
Taylor made her One day International debut on 5th December 1988 against Ireland Women’s Cricket team at North Sydney Oval in Sydney. In this match, she did not bat but bowled 7 overs out of which 2 were maidens. She conceded 17 runs and took 1 wicket at an economy rate of 2.42. This match was won by England. Taylor made her Test debut against Indian Women’s Cricket team at Kolkata from 17th to 20th November 1995. The English women batted in both innings, but Taylor did not get an opportunity to bat. However, in the first innings of India, Taylor bowled 25 overs out of which 9 were maidens and she conceded 71 runs and took 1 wicket at an economy rate of 2.84. She took the wicket of C Aheer and while fielding took the catch of KS Bhatt. This match was drawn.
Taylor played in 16 Test matches in which she scored 226 runs at a batting average of 16.14 and the highest score of 43. She bowled 2383 deliveries and gave away 1011 runs while taking 25 wickets at a bowling average of 40.44 and economy rate of 2.54. She has taken 5 catches.
Taylor played in 105 One day Internationals and scored 303 runs at a batting average of 8.65 and the highest score of 29. She bowled 5140 balls and conceded 2443 runs while taking 102 wickets at a bowling average of 23.95 and economy rate of 2.85. She has taken 28 catches.
Clare Taylor was part of the England Women’s Cricket team that won the 1993 World Cup at Lord’s.
In the 2000 World Cup, she was the second highest wicket taker.
In 2002, she became the first English player to take 100 International wickets.
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