First female player to get honour October 22, 2006

Taylor's ton honoured with hall of fame board at Lord's

Cricinfo staff

David Collier presents Claire Taylor with the hall-of-fame board at Lord's © David Klein

When Claire Taylor struck a matchwinning 156 at Lord's this summer, it was a shame that her feat of eclipsing Viv Richards's fastest one-day hundred at the ground in the 1979 World Cup final wasn't to be recognised in the official record books.

But Lord's has taken the onus upon itself to honour Taylor's achievement and on Thursday the ECB gave her a champagne reception before presenting her with her very own honours board at the ground which is installed by the Compton Stand.

Taylor is the first female cricketer to be honoured with such a board at Lord's which marked her 156 from 151 balls, as England swept to victory against India. She also received a commemorative bat.

This step is the latest in a long line of very encouraging news for the women's game this year. One highlight came over the summer, when Taunton became the official home of women's cricket, providing a base for international matches and domestic finals for the first time.