Female England cricketer could make history on men's team
Sarah Taylor in talks to become 1st woman to play at England's highest men's level
One of England's top female cricketers could become the first woman to play for a men's English county side after holding talks with Sussex about becoming the backup wicketkeeper for its second team.
Sarah Taylor says Sussex contacted the women's national-team coach Mark Lane about using her next season.
Taylor told the Guardian newspaper on Monday that "there's part of me doubting myself ... but I would love to do it."
Taylor will play for a men's club team in Birmingham this year but could be on standby if Sussex needed a wicketkeeper on short notice.
The 23-year-old Taylor, who is about to leave for the 50-over World Cup in India, says it is a "daunting" prospect, but "it's brilliant that [Lane] backs me to do it in men's cricket."