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.

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Cricket. Tags: , , , , , , , , .

Frank Lives up to his Name A Muddied Explanation

1 Comment Add your own

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

    Any chance of the Warriors recruiting her?

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


No Apologies – Football Doco

"No Apologies" is a documentary about two of Australia's Aboriginal Matilda's players and their journey to the Women's Football World Cup.

Buy your copy online here: www.noapologiesrequired.com

NTFS Podcast

Subscribe to the Not the Footy Show podcastListen to Not the Footy Show by Podcast

No Apologies – A football documentary

Categories

Subscribe by email



Powered by FeedBurner

Flickr Photos

Please Sir Can I have my Ball Back?

"Please Sir Can I Have My Ball Back" is a book every man should read. Buy your copy online: eBay

%d bloggers like this: