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Claire Taylor to ring five-minute bell

Claire Taylor hit the winning runs in the ICC World T20 Final at Lord's in 2009
Claire Taylor hit the winning runs in the ICC World T20 Final at Lord's in 2009

Former England Women's cricketer Claire Taylor will ring the bell on the third day of the England v India Investec Test match at Lord's on Saturday 19 July.

Taylor, who holds the record for the highest ODI score at Lord's with 156* against India in 2006, will signal five-minutes until the start of play on Day Three of the match. Rahul Dravid and Stephen Fry rang the bell on the first two days of the Test.

Having played 15 Tests and 126 ODIs in an illustrious international career that spanned 13 years, Taylor is one of the greatest women's cricketers of all time.

Playing a crucial role as England won the ICC World Cup and World T20 titles in 2009, Taylor was the first female to be named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year during the same year, and received an MBE in 2010.

As well as her record-breaking century at Lord's, Taylor made 11 more international tons, finishing her career averaging over 40 in both Tests and ODIs.

She made her 168th and final England appearance in 2011 as she retired from international cricket, though she returned to play for MCC Women in their match against Rest of the World Women at Lord's to help celebrate the Ground's Bicentenary earlier this year.

Claire Taylor career

Matches Runs Average 100s High Score
Tests 15 1,030 41.20 4 177
ODIs 126 4,101 40.20 8 156*

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