Full name Clare Elizabeth Taylor
Born May 22, 1965, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Current age 49 years 339 days
Major teams England Women, Otago Women, Yorkshire Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||India Women v England Women at Kolkata, Nov 17-20, 1995 scorecard|
|Last Test||England Women v South Africa Women at Taunton, Aug 20-22, 2003 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England Women v Ireland Women at Sydney, Dec 5, 1988 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England Women v Australia Women at Taunton, Aug 30, 2005 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4, 2/18||Otago Women||v Cant Women||Christchurch||22 Jan 2011||Other OD|
|2/43, 22*||Otago Women||v Cant Women||Christchurch||21 Jan 2011||Other T20|
|10, 1/15||Otago Women||v ND Women||Invercargill||16 Jan 2011||Other T20|
|1*||Otago Women||v ND Women||Invercargill||15 Jan 2011||Other OD|
|19, 3/32||Otago Women||v ND Women||Invercargill||14 Jan 2011||Other T20|
|10, 1/31||Otago Women||v Well Women||Upper Hutt||9 Jan 2011||Other T20|
|1/37, 10||Otago Women||v Well Women||Upper Hutt||8 Jan 2011||Other OD|
|0/20||Otago Women||v Well Women||Upper Hutt||7 Jan 2011||Other T20|
|1/13, 5||Otago Women||v Auck Women||Auckland||4 Jan 2011||Other T20|
|8, 1/26||Otago Women||v Auck Women||Auckland||3 Jan 2011||Other OD|
An opening medium-pace bowler, Clare Taylor was one of the most successful bowlers in the women's game. She became the first England player to take 100 international wickets in 2002 andwas the second highest wicket-taker overall at the World Cup in 2000. She played 16 Tests and 105 ODIs, was made a Member of the British Empire in 2000 for services to cricket and was also one of the England side that won the 1993 World Cup at Lord's. She was also a talented footballer too, having represented Liverpool Ladies as well as playing in the football World Cup. Taylor spent her winters in New Zealand with Otago and her summers with Yorkshire, winning the County Championship 11 times in 12 seasons with them, and in between worked for the Royal Mail. She announced her retirement at the end of the 2005 season, but retained her strong links with the game as a coach - helping out at the women's academy in Durham, and then moving on to help New Zealand women, when she moved to Otago.
Cricinfo staff May 2007
Opening medium pace bowler. One of the most successful bowlers in the women's game, Clare was the second highest wicket taker overall at the CricInfo World Cup in New Zealand.
Clare plays for New Zealand State side, Otago, during the Winter and for Yorkshire, County Champions ten times in the past twelve years.
Clare was awarded the MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours, 2000 for her services to women's sport. A double international, Clare has represented England at both cricket and football (World Cup 1995) and was a member of the winning World Cup Cricket team in 1993.
Made a Sport England Sporting Ambassador in 1999 to promote healthy lifestyles among young people in her area. Read Geography and was awarded an honorary MA by Hull University for her Services to Sport. Clare works for the Royal Mail.
Sport England Sporting Ambassador. read geography and was awarded an honorary MA by Hull University for her Services to Sport.
Awarded the MBE in June 2000
For New Zealand's wild child, there is probably no better place than county cricket right now