Ladies First

February 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm 1 comment

Sarah Taylor is on the brink of  writing her name in the English cricket history books, by becoming the first woman to play for a men’s English County side.

Sussex contacted the Women’s national team coach Mark Lane to ask if they would be able to use her as a back-up wicketkeeper for their second team in the coming season.

Taylor who will play for a men’s side in Birmingham has been given the go-ahead to be on standby should Sussex require her services.

The 23 year old was quoted as saying it was ‘daunting’ but ‘brilliant that (Lane) backs me to do it in men’s cricket.”

Seeing as it was a woman who invented overarm bowling, why shouldn’t she be given such an opportunity.

For those who were unaware of the fact John Willes was the first bowler to use a “round-arm” technique. He was inspired by his sister Christina who had used the technique when practising with him. She was unable to bowl underarm due to her wide dress impeding her delivery of the ball.


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  • 1. Paul  |  February 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Any chance of the Warriors recruiting her?


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