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Cecelia Joyce

  • Born On: 25 July 1983
  • Club: Merrion CC / Dragons
  • Cap Number: 44
  • Debut Match: July 2001 v Australia in Dublin
  • Batting Style: Right-hand
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm medium/slow
  • Career Best: 119* v Scotland (2014); 1/11 v Zimbabwe (2008)
Cecelia Joyce

Cecelia is a classy opening batter that prides herself on her fielding. Another player who started out as a bowler, she debuted in Trinity College, Dublin against the World Cup winning Australian team in 2000 bowling legspin and batting 11.

Career highlights include scoring 119* against Scotland in the T20 European Qualifier; winning the last qualifying spot in the 2013 ICC WWT20 Qualifier in Dublin against The Netherlands; and her innings of 39* from 28 balls against New Zealand in the 2014 ICC WWT20 in Bangladesh. Her proudest achievements in cricket are when she received her 100th cap and winning the ICC WWT20 Qualifier in Bangladesh.

Outside of cricket Cecelia is a solicitor in the commercial litigation and dispute resolution department at A&L Goodbody. She also plays hockey for Railway Union and is Vice President of the Irish Cricketers’ Association.

Her ambitions within cricket are to be the top runscorer in the upcoming ICC WWT20 in The Netherlands and to anchor the Ireland campaign in the World Cup in West Indies should we qualify. Outside of playing, Cecelia aims to be a driving force in women’s cricket, helping to achieve professionalization of the women’s game.

Cricket idols include Ireland legend Miriam Grealey and Julia Price. Miriam was the Ireland captain when Cecelia joined the team and Price was an Australia international who played a season at Cecelia’s club, Merrion, where she had a huge impact on the girls at the club. Given the choice of having any three players in her team, Joyce would choose Suzie Bates, Anya Shrubsole and Sana Mir.

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