Many congratulations to Sarah Taylor for being nominated for the prestigious ICC Women’s Player of the Decade Award!
Sarah celebrates a fantastic career in international cricket, and she is now passing on her love of sport and advocacy for positive mental health to the next generation as Sports Development and Life Skills Coach at Bede’s.
Following her time at Bede’s Prep, where her passion for cricket was instilled, Sarah became an International Cricketer in 2006 at the age of 17 and went on to play 226 matches, scoring 7 ODI centuries within 6,533 runs, and taking 232 dismissals over a 13 year career, which is the most by any female wicket-keeper. She achieved the following accolades in her professional career: World T20 Champion 2009, World ODI Champion 2009 2017, Ashes Winner three times, T20 World Player of the Year three times and ODI World Player of the Year. Her role at Bede’s works across the sports and year groups to develop pupils’ physical and mental wellbeing.
Sarah says, “It is a real honour to have been nominated for this award – especially alongside such wonderful and talented female athletes. My genuine thanks go to everyone for their support.”
Voting is open now, but you’ll have to be quick – voting ends on Wednesday 16 December and the results will be revealed on Friday 18 December 2020. You can cast your vote for Sarah here.