Isobel Joyce

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Isobel Joyce
2017–18 WBBL HH v PS 18-01-21 Joyce (04) (cropped).jpg
Joyce batting for the Hobart Hurricanes, 2018
Personal information
Full name Isobel Mary Helen Cecilia Joyce
Born (1983-07-25) 25 July 1983 (age 34)
Wicklow, Ireland
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Left arm medium
Role All-rounder
Relations EC Joyce, A Joyce,
DI Joyce, CNIM Joyce (siblings)
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 3) 30 July 2000 v Pakistan
ODI debut 26 June 1999 v India
Last ODI 14 January 2014 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 9
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999–present Ireland Women
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I
Matches 1 67 28
Runs scored 740 556
Batting average 15.10 22.24
100s/50s –/– 0/2 0/1
Top score 67* 56*
Balls bowled 67 2,602 580
Wickets 6 59 19
Bowling average 3.50 28.84 26.47
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/21 4/20 2/17
Catches/stumpings 1/– 20/– 6/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 3 April 2014

Isobel Mary Helen Cecilia Joyce (born 25 July 1983 in Wicklow, Ireland) is an Irish cricketer. She is a right-handed batsman and left-arm medium pace bowler, She has played one Test and 67 ODIs for the Ireland women's cricket team to date.[1]

Playing career

Joyce made her debut for Ireland in a One-Day International (ODI) against India in Milton Keynes in June 1999.[2] She then played in the Women's European Championship the following month.[3] In 2000, she played four ODIs against Pakistan[4] and played her only Test match, also against Pakistan.[5] This is Ireland's only Test match to date.[6] She played in the Women's World Cup in New Zealand towards the end of the year.

Since the 2000 World Cup, she has played ODIs against Australia, India, the Netherlands and New Zealand,[4] also playing in the European Championship in 2001[7] and 2005,[8] and in the IWCC Trophy in the Netherlands in 2003.[9]

In April 2016, she stepped down as captain of the Ireland women's cricket team following their exit at the group stages of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India. She captained Ireland in 62 matches across all formats of the games including two Women's World Twenty20.[10][11]


Joyce comes from a cricketing family. Her twin sister Cecelia has also played for the Irish women's team, whilst three of her brothers, Dominick, Ed and Gus have all played for the Ireland men's team. Ed has also played cricket for England.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cricket Archive profile
  2. ^ Cricinfo profile
  3. ^ Squads for the 1999 Women's European Championship at CricketEurope
  4. ^ a b Women's ODIs played by Isobel Joyce at CricketArchive
  5. ^ Women's Test matches played by Isobel Joyce at Cricket Archive
  6. ^ List of Women's Test matches played by Ireland at Cricket Archive
  7. ^ Ireland squad for the 2001 Women's European Championship at CricketEurope
  8. ^ Squads for the 2005 Women's European Championship at CricketEurope
  9. ^ Squads for the 2003 IWCC Trophy at CricketEurope
  10. ^ Joyce steps down as Ireland Women captain
  11. ^ Isobel Joyce resigns captaincy

External links

Media related to Isobel Joyce at Wikimedia Commons

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