• February 8, 2023

Sarah Taylor: Former England wicketkeeper joins Sussex coaching staff

Sarah Taylor’s 226 international matches in England included winning the 2017 World Cup final against India

Former English wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor has come to Sussex as a wicketkeeping trainer.

Taylor, 31, who played for her country 226 times, will work part-time with newly appointed head coaches Ian Salisbury and James Kirtley.

In addition to senior wicketkeepers Ben Brown and Phil Salt, Taylor will also coach the county’s academy players.

“Hopefully it’s a chance for people to see women deserve a place in men’s cricket,” she told the BBC.

“As soon as I walked through the door they didn’t care that I was a woman, they knew what I had to do and they were great. I like pushing boundaries and breaking glass ceilings. I could be the first but I won’t be the last. “

Taylor, the retired from international cricket in 2019 Fearful, England helped win two world championships over 50 in 2009 and 2017, as well as a T20 world championship, also in 2009.

She was also on the winning side on three of the five Ashes series she starred in.

After her international debut in 2006 as a 17-year-old, she called for 232 layoffs in international play to be considered one of the best wicketkeepers in the world.

Taylor says she’s “not fully retired” from playing cricket, adding, “I have to think about it when the opportunity presents itself, but I just enjoy being behind the scenes and being with other people to help who I am. ” I have learned. Hopefully I can give something back to the game. “

“Sarah has so much to offer our players, but also our environment,” said Kirtley.

“She is very skilled in the world of wicketkeeping, but she will also bring so much good as a person in our group.

“She adds great perspective to a situation, and as a trainer, makes a great sounding board for ideas and is a fantastic communicator. I’m sure she will be a great addition to our setup.”

Taylor now also trains at Bede’s School in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Sussex has also confirmed the appointment of former Leicestershire player Ashley Wright as assistant punch coach.

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