England's Sarah Taylor stars in South Australia final win

Sarah Taylor
Taylor is playing for South Australia for the second successive Australian summer
Women's National Cricket League final, Sydney (Hurstville Oval):
South Australia 264-7 (50 overs): Taylor 110, Patterson 74, Marsh 2-41
New South Wales 210 (46 overs): Stalenburg 58, Wellington 2-34
South Australia won by 54 runs
Scorecard (external site)

England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor starred with a century as South Australia beat New South Wales by 54 runs in the final of the Women's National Cricket League in Sydney.

Taylor, 26, hit 14 fours in her 110 from 106 balls, adding 181 with Bridget Patterson (74) as the Scorpions made 264-7 from their 50 overs.

England spinner Laura Marsh took 2-41 for NSW but was then out first ball.

The hosts, WNCL champions for the last 10 years, were bowled out for 210.

Keith Bradshaw and Sarah Taylor
Ex-MCC chief executive Keith Bradshaw, now South Australia's CEO, tweeted this picture of him with Taylor and the WNCL trophy

Taylor, who made history last month as the first woman to play Australian first-grade cricket, was named as player of the match.

She will now switch formats to line up for Adelaide Strikers in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), a Twenty20 tournament which will run alongside the men's Big Bash.

Eight current England players - Taylor, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Charlotte Edwards, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Lauren Winfield and Danielle Wyatt - are signed up for the WBBL, as is ex-England all-rounder Nicky Shaw.

The WBBL begins next Saturday, 5 December with Cross and Winfield's Brisbane Heat side taking on Sciver's Melbourne Stars.

Heather Knight on Twitter
England vice-captain Heather Knight was among those sending their congratulations to Taylor

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