Laura Marsh

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Laura Marsh
Personal information
Full name Laura Alexandra Marsh
Born (1986-12-05) 5 December 1986 (age 31)
Pembury, Kent, England
Nickname Boggy
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 146) 8 August 2006 v India
Last Test 9 November 2017 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 103) 17 August 2006 v India
Last ODI 22 October 2017 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 7
T20I debut (cap 19) 13 August 2007 v New Zealand
Last T20I 30 March 2016 v Australia
T20I shirt no. 7
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003– Sussex Women (squad no. 7)
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I
Matches 7 89 60
Runs scored 110 603 729
Batting average 11.00 14.02 16.20
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 0/1
Top score 55 67 54
Balls bowled 1499 4618 1347
Wickets 17 109 60
Bowling average 33.52 26.93 19.48
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/44 5/15 3/17
Catches/stumpings 4/– 21/– 6/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 8 November 2017

Laura Alexandra Marsh (born 5 December 1986) is an English cricketer.[1] Born in Pembury, Kent, she began playing cricket at 11 and started her career as a medium pace bowler but found greater success when she switched to off spin. She plays county cricket for Sussex, represents the Rubies and made her Test debut against India in 2006. She was part of the England team that retained the Ashes in Australia in 2008 and in England in 2009.

She took a career best 5/15 against Pakistan in the 2009 Women's World Cup in Sydney and finished the competition's top wicket taker, with 16 wickets at 10.31. She opened the bowling for England in the Twenty20 World Championship in 2009, taking 6 for 68 in the tournament which England won by defeating New Zealand at Lords, and struck the winning runs off the last ball of the match to secure England's first victory over Australia in a One Day International series in 33 years in July 2009.[2] She made her highest Test score of 38 in a last-wicket stand of 59 against Australia in the one-off Ashes Test later the same year.

In the absence of Sarah Taylor, she opened the batting for England in the Twenty20 series against Australia in 2010 as well as opening the bowling and being named player of the match in England's series-winning win at Canberra on 16 January 2010 after scoring 45 from 44 balls,[3] and again the following day when her 43 from 23 balls saw England post a winning total.[4] Off the field of play, after attending Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School and Brighton College, she took a Sports Science with Management degree at Loughborough University.[5]

She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014.[6]

Marsh was a member of the winning women's team at the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup held in England.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ "Laura Marsh". ESPN Cricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Last-ball win secures England series". ESPN Cricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "England wrap up T20 series with last-over win". ESPN Cricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Marsh sets up another England victory". ESPN Cricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Marsh, Laura. "Testimonials and Alumni – Laura Marsh – 2009, what a year!". Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "England women earn 18 new central contracts". BBC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Live commentary: Final, ICC Women's World Cup at London, Jul 23, ESPNcricinfo, 23 July 2017.
  8. ^ World Cup Final, BBC Sport, 23 July 2017.
  9. ^ England v India: Women's World Cup final – live!, The Guardian, 23 July 2017.

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