Sarah Taylor eyes men's team

Jan 15, 2013, 08:16 IST | AFP

England women's wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor is holding talks about the prospect of playing for Sussex's men's second XI in the upcoming domestic season, The Guardian said yesterday

Taylor is set to travel to India later this week as a member of an England squad who will be defending the 50-over World Cup title they won in Australia. The 23-year-old played her school cricket for Sussex-based Brighton College, where former pupils include ex-England women’s captain Clare Connor.

Sarah Taylor

Now Taylor is being championed in her quest to play men’s county second XI cricket — just one rung below first-class standard — by England women’s coach Mark Lane.

“Mark is looking at me getting some games with the second XI at Sussex and that will be just phenomenal cricket,” Taylor said in an interview on The paper’s website.

“The plan is also for me to play some early season games for the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) boys. Mark is trying to get me a lot of men’s cricket which can only help my game. I’ve just got to start believing in myself a little bit more. But I would love to do it. It would be such a challenge,” she said.

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