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Myrtle Maclagan

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Myrtle Ethel Maclagan (2 April 1911 – 11 March 1993) was an English cricketer who played as a right-handed batter and right-arm off break bowler. She appeared in 14 Test matches for England between 1934 and 1951. She played in the first-ever women's Test match, as well as captaining for England for two matches in 1951. She played domestic cricket for Surrey. Cricket career Maclagan attended the Royal School, Bath, where she was in the cricket team for six years, once taking five wickets in five balls in an inter-school match. She played in the first women's Test match in 1934, and was one of the best-known women cricketers of her day, famous for making high scores against Australia. She scored the first Test century in women's cricket on 4 January 1935, when she made 119 for England against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground. In that same Test, she also become the first woman to open the batting and bowling in the same Test match. The English men's team had lost the Ashes a
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