Former England Women star Sarah Taylor has joined Sussex’s coaching staff on a part-time basis to work with the club’s wicketkeepers. Taylor played 226 times for England across the formats between 2006 and 2019 and claimed 232 wicketkeeping dismissals in women’s international cricket.
“From Ben Brown and Phil Salt in the professional squad and down through the pathway, we have a really talented group of keepers at Sussex who I am looking forward to working with immensely,” Taylor said. “I want to share my experience and expertise to help them get the most out of their game. I’m a big believer in keeping things simple and perfecting the basics so that players can enjoy and express themselves with the gloves.”
“Sarah has so much to offer our players, but also our environment.” James Kirtley said. “She is hugely skilled in the world of wicketkeeping, but she will also bring so much good as a person around our group. She adds great perspective to a situation and as a coach she provides an excellent sounding board for ideas and is a fantastic communicator. I am certain she will become a huge asset to our setup.”