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Taylor tops women's cricket list

Claire Taylor
Claire Taylor has been a terrific performer down the years

Claire Taylor has been named the best batsman in women's cricket in the first official list of ICC rankings.

Taylor, 33 and from Buckinghamshire, is one of six England batsmen in the top 20 while medium pacer Isa Guha, 23, is ranked the second best bowler.

Taylor said: "To be number one batsman in the world means a lot to me.

"It's something that I've been aiming for since the World Cup in 2000, the point where I really thought I could have an impact on the game."

Batting rankings

1 C Taylor (England)

2 M Raj (India)

3 L Sthalekar (Australia)

4 S Taylor (England)

5 C Edwards (England)

Bowling rankings

1 J Goswami (India)

2 I Guha (England)

3 S Nitschke (Australia)

4 H Colvin (England)

5 J Gunn (England)

All-rounder rankings

1 L Sthalekar (Australia)

2 S Nitschke (Australia)

3 N Browne (New Zealand)

4 A Mason (New Zealand)

5 J Gunn (England)

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Taylor ton earns Lord's honour
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England women continue fine run
07 Sep 08 |  Women's cricket

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