She started her career as a wicket-keeper batter in the late 1990s, but later became one of England Women’s premier batter across formats. As a youngster, Claire Taylor played hockey and cricket, and even represented her country in the former at the Under-17 and Under-19 levels. But it was in cricket that she made a massive mark, scoring 1030 runs in 15 Tests and 4101 runs in 126 one-day internationals, along with 615 runs in 27 Twenty20 Internationals. Taylor’s greatest moment as a batter was perhaps the 156 she made against India Women at Lord’s in an ODI in 2006.
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