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Sarah Taylor returns

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By far the best news during the long delayed run-in to the Hundred is Sarah Taylor’s decision to sign for Welsh Fire.

This is a momentous step for her as she makes her way back into active participation in cricket. She had recently taken on a coaching role at Hove with Sussex CCC; now we can hope to see her don the gloves again.

If and when spectators are allowed back inside grounds, people within striking distance of Sophia Gardens Cardiff are going to be spoiled silly. Alongside Taylor, a wicketkeeper sans pareil, they can watch Meg Lanning, captain of the most successful side on the planet, Australia. She will be accompanied by three more leading Aussies, Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen and Georgia Wareham, who have helped their country become next to unbeatable in all formats of the game.

Fortunately for their opponents the rules allow only three overseas players on the field at a time.

But all eyes will be fixed on Sarah. We wish her all the best for the coming campaign and congratulate her on her determination to return to the game she has graced for over a decade.

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