Claire Taylor studied Mathematics at Queen’s in the mid-90s under the watchful eyes of Professors Neumann and Edwards, rushing between lectures, tutorials, and various sporting and musical commitments for University and College. She made her debut for England Women’s Cricket team shortly after graduating and represented her country over 150 times across a 14-year period.

2009 was her annus mirabilis with two world cup wins, two player of the tournament awards, ICC player of the year, Wisden Cricketer of the Year, and an MBE. She remains heavily involved with the game from a governance perspective (ECB, MCC, Berkshire and Oxford University).

In her working life, she is a management consultant, working within the UK Higher Education sector for a not-for-profit organisation owned and run by UK universities.

Photo: John Pheasant