Sarah Taylor to make cricket history

England Women's cricketer Sarah Taylor will be the first woman to play in a Birmingham top flight men's competition when she lines up for Walmley Cricket Club in the Wiliamson Trophy on Saturday.

Sarah initially signed for the Midlands' club to play for their women's team but now looks set to be the first woman to play in the Birmingham and District Premier League in its 125-year history.

The wicketkeeper-batsman told ITV News Central:

From what I know, the Birmingham Premier League is a great league to be a part of. It would be great for the club to recognise women's talents so I'm hoping there could be a pathway for other women if there is a chance of me playing.

I'm just looking to be part of this club, and that's what it's about.

– Sarah Taylor

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Female cricketer to make history

England Women's cricketer Sarah Taylor will be the first woman to play in a Birmingham top flight men's competition when she lines up for Walmley Cricket Club on Saturday.