Sarah Taylor makes history by playing grade cricket in Australia
Last Updated: 19/10/15 10:34am
Sarah Taylor has made history by becoming the first woman to play Australian first-grade cricket.
England star Taylor, 26, played for the Northern Districts in the West End Premier Cricket competition against Port Adelaide Magpies.
She kept wicket on Saturday, and could bat on the second day of the match which takes place next Saturday.
She told the BBC World Service: "I am completely proud of what I have achieved today. I would like to think I am not going to be the last woman to play in men's A grade.
"To be the first was never a plan of mine, it has just happened that way. I have to thank the Jets for letting me have that chance. It was a long day, it was tough, but overall I was pretty happy with my performance."
"It has been a rollercoaster for me and them these past few days, but the guys were brilliant about it.
"One day there might be a girl who comes through and doesn't want to play women's cricket, and wants to see how far she can go in the men's game," said Taylor.
"For me personally, it was just to make a me a better women's player."