Congratulations to Claire Taylor who has made history after being named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
The World Cup winning batter is the first female to ever make the prestigious list. The coveted awards have been going for 120 years and this is the 146th edition of the famous Wisden Almanack.
It’s been a great start to 2009 for Taylor who was named World Cup player of the tournament and is the No 1 in the International Cricket Council’s batting rankings for women.
She also played an integral part in England’s victory over Australia last year which resulted in the Ashes win.
Commenting on Taylor’s inclusion, Wisden editor Scyld Berry said, “It would be a sin of omission, an act of prejudice, to exclude her from the accolade.”
Joining her on the list is England seamer James Anderson, Durham captain Dale Benkenstein and South Africans Mark Boucher and Neil McKenzie.
Louise Hudson, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine
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