Charlotte Michelle Taylor
February 02, 1994, New Milton, Hampshire
Right hand Bat
Right arm Offbreak
Charlotte Taylor was not named in the Southern Vipers squad ahead of the inaugural Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy but was drafted in as a late injury replacement and weeks later had bowled them to the title, taking 6 for 34 in the final at Edgbaston to finish with a competition-high 15 wickets.
Her biggest weapon was her lack of spin. "She just bowls arm-balls, basically," her head coach, Charlotte Edwards, said. "She bowls with an offspin action so everyone's expecting it to turn into them but they actually just slide away from the right-hander. She does actually get the odd one to turn back [too] and that's why she's quite difficult to play."
Taylor balances her playing career with a job in customer service for an aerospace company, and was primarily a batter until she snapped her cruciate ligament playing in a men's match while turning for a second run. It forced her to bowl off a couple of paces during a stint in Tasmania playing club cricket, and her offbreaks caught Edwards' eye shortly after, earning her a place in the Hampshire side.