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TAYLOR: Sarah wins ICC T20I Women's Cricketer of the Year Award


Sarah Taylor taking that fantastic catch at Hove against Australia in August

Sussex’s Sarah Taylor has been named the T20 International Women’s Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards which took place this week.

Taylor, who has recently been named Sussex’s new captain, fought off competition from Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies, as well as Meg Lanning of Australia and Suzie Bates of New Zealand to claim the coveted prize.

She was also this week named in the England squads for all three formats of the game for this winter’s Ashes tour to Australia, along with fellow Sussex stars Arran Brindle and Georgia Elwiss.

In T20 International matches in 2013 she averages 34.25 with a highest score of 77 from only 58 balls coming in the 15 run win over Australia at Chelmsford in August, a victory that went towards England winning the Ashes.

Taylor also of course helped England to success in the two ODI matches against Australia which took place at The County Ground, Hove in August, scoring 32 and 64 respectively.

Commenting on the award to Sarah Taylor, ECB’s Head of England Women’s Cricket Clare Connor added: "For Sarah to win this award for a second year running demonstrates her dominance as a T20 batsman on the world stage. She has played some incredibly entertaining and skilful innings at number three for England over the last twelve months and we look forward to seeing further outstanding performances from her when we take on Australia in the Women’s Ashes next month.” 

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