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Full name Matshipi Marcia Letsoalo
Born April 11, 1984, Phalaborwa, Northern Province
Current age 30 years 143 days
Major teams South Africa Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Only Test||Netherlands Women v South Africa Women at Rotterdam, Jul 28-31, 2007 scorecard|
|ODI debut||South Africa Women v Pakistan Women at Pretoria, Jan 20, 2007 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan Women v South Africa Women at Doha, Jan 17, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand Women v South Africa Women at Taunton, Aug 10, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Ireland Women v South Africa Women at Sylhet, Mar 29, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/8||SA Women||v Eng Acad Wmn||Southend-on-Sea||30 Aug 2014||Other T20|
|0/14||SA Women||v Eng Acad Wmn||Southend-on-Sea||29 Aug 2014||Other T20|
|2/23||SA Women||v Ire. Women||Sylhet||29 Mar 2014||WT20I # 259|
|0*||SA Women||v Aus Women||Sylhet||25 Mar 2014||WT20I # 252|
|0/8||SA Women||v Pak Women||Sylhet||23 Mar 2014||WT20I # 248|
|1/13||SA Women||v Bdesh Wmn||Savar (4)||21 Mar 2014||Other T20|
|0/11||SA Women||v WI Women||Savar (4)||18 Mar 2014||Other T20|
|0/10||SA Women||v Pak Women||Doha||24 Jan 2014||WT20I # 230|
|1/19||SA Women||v Pak Women||Doha||22 Jan 2014||WT20I # 229|
|1/8||SA Women||v Ire. Women||Doha||22 Jan 2014||WT20I # 228|
Marcia Letsoalo fell in love with cricket when watching the South Africa men play on TV. She kept her passion hidden for a while as she had never seen women play the game, but eventually was unable to help herself and ended up learning how to bowl on the streets of Phalaborwa, her home town.
After some impressive performances for Northerns she broke into the national side in 2007. She looks up hugely to Jacques Kallis for his measured approach to the game, but her favourite bowler in Makhaya Ntini and she is convinced that if she works hard she can match his career path.
Although she went wicketless on both her Test and ODI debuts, she has demonstrated the necessary skill and work ethic to be around the squad for some time. When she is not playing she coaches the Under-13 team at Atteridgeville Cricket Club, passing on her love of the sport to youngsters.
Alan Curr September 2007
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?