Born 22 May 1965, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Represents England, Yorkshire
Lower order Right Hand Bat
Right Arm Medium Pace Bowler
Test Debut: England v India at Calcutta, 17.11.95
ODI Debut: England v Ireland Castle Avenue, 5.12.88
Retired from international cricket in 2005
 The game against New Zealand on 30th
January 2003 in the World Series was Clare's 100th appearance
for England at the sport! A truly remarkable career which shows no signs of flagging!
 At the Jersey match against India, Clare was presented with a trophy
marking her 100th wicket in international cricket, taken during that game. She
is the first English player to reach this milestone achieved before only by
Catherine Fitzpatrick, Lynn Fullston (both Australia) and Diana Edulji (India).
Clare was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for
her international cricket, international soccer and work with schools etc as a
Sports' Ambassador! She was Bowler of the Series against India in 1999.
Clare has remained England's front line seam bowler during the 1998
season against Australia. Particularly "flat" wickets have not helped the
seamers on either side in 1998, but she, and Lucy Pearson, remain the pick
of the England crop.
An international soccer player as well as cricketer, Clare Taylor is
an essential part of the England attack.
A driver for the Royal Mail,
she is no slouch with the bat and a stand with Suzie Redfern at the close
of the last day undoubtedly saved England in the Guildford Test against
New Zealand in 1996. I did not see the famous Watson/Bailey stand many
years ago, but, watching, I wondered if the tension had been like this