11 Apr 2009

Wisden honours first woman in player of year list

6:43 am on 11 April 2009

The cricketer's bible Wisden has for the first time included a woman among its five cricketers of the year.

In the 146th edition of the almanac, Clair Taylor, England's leading run-scorer in her team's successful World Cup campaign last month, has been named along with the England fast bowler James Anderson and three South Africans - internationals Mark Boucher and Neil McKenzie, and Dale Benkenstein who helped Duirham to their first English County Championship.

The Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag was named the international player of the year.