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Full name Isobel Mary Helen Cecilia Joyce
Born July 25, 1983, Wicklow
Current age 31 years 189 days
Major teams Ireland Women, Merrion Women, South Leinster Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
|Only Test||Ireland Women v Pakistan Women at Dublin, Jul 30-31, 2000 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India Women v Ireland Women at Milton Keynes, Jun 26, 1999 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Ireland Women v South Africa Women at Doha, Jan 14, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Ireland Women v West Indies Women at Dublin, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Ireland Women v South Africa Women at Solihull, Sep 10, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|45, 0/20||Ire. Women||v SA Women||Solihull||10 Sep 2014||WT20I # 283|
|1/26, 0||Ire. Women||v SA Women||Solihull||9 Sep 2014||WT20I # 282|
|3/16, 18||Ire. Women||v SA Women||Solihull||9 Sep 2014||WT20I # 281|
|0, 1/4||Ire. Women||v Scot Women||Rugby||15 Aug 2014||Other T20|
|1/8||Ire. Women||v Scot Women||Rugby||13 Aug 2014||Other T20|
|13, 0/8||Ire. Women||v Neth Women||Rugby||12 Aug 2014||Other T20|
|2/17, 4||Ire. Women||v Bdesh Wmn||Sylhet||3 Apr 2014||WT20I # 271|
|2/26, 32||Ire. Women||v Pak Women||Sylhet||31 Mar 2014||WT20I # 263|
|1/26, 15||Ire. Women||v SA Women||Sylhet||29 Mar 2014||WT20I # 259|
|1/32, 28||Ire. Women||v Aus Women||Sylhet||27 Mar 2014||WT20I # 255|
Twin sisters Isobel and Cecelia Joyce seem to have some sort of spooky connection - both batsmen, once in synch, they're a hard act to follow. Their brother Ed plays for England and Middlesex, but they decided to stick to their heritage and play for Ireland. Known as Izzy, she is a class bat with a steely mentality. Her 46 against Netherlands in the summer of 2007 helped to maintain her place in the World Cup qualifiers. While she didn't do well with the bat or the ball in the qualifiers, at Stellenbosch, Joyce was impressive as a fielder, running out five Pakistan players in Ireland's first match. Ireland failed to qualify for the World Cup but Joyce was named captain for their next series, against West Indies, after Heather Whelan pulled out because she was expecting a child.
Joyce is also a very clever left arm bowler with various deliveries in her armoury.
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