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Claire Taylor, the first woman to be named as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2009

Wisden's first lady

England's Claire Taylor - the leading female batsman in world cricket, and a member of the side that won the Ashes in 2008 and the World Cup in 2009 - has become the first woman to be named as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year. Born in Buckinghamshire, she did not play organised cricket until she was 13, but now holds the record for the highest score in any one-day international (male or female) at Lord's. Her profile was written by the man who made the choice - Wisden's editor Scyld Berry

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West Indies' first Test tour

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