Full name Laura Kelly Newton
Born November 27, 1977, Congleton, Cheshire
Current age 38 years 245 days
Major teams Cheshire Women, England Women, Lancashire Women
Also known as Laura Macleod
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||England Women v India Women at Shenley, Jul 15-18, 1999 scorecard|
|Last Test||England Women v India Women at Taunton, Aug 29-Sep 1, 2006 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England Women v South Africa Women at Hinckley, Aug 27, 1997 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India Women v England Women at Chennai, Mar 5, 2007 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England Women v New Zealand Women at Hove, Aug 5, 2004 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England Women v India Women at Derby, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|62||Cheshire Women||v Oxon Women||Bicester||26 Jun 2016||Other T20|
|3, 2/11||Cheshire Women||v Scot Women||Bicester||26 Jun 2016||Other T20|
|0/27, 4||Eng Wn||v India Women||Chennai||5 Mar 2007||WODI # 606|
|2/41, 0||Eng Wn||v NZ Women||Chennai||3 Mar 2007||WODI # 604|
|13, 0/56||Eng Wn||v Aus Women||Chennai||1 Mar 2007||WODI # 601|
|12, 1/21||Eng Wn||v India Women||Chennai||28 Feb 2007||WODI # 600|
|4, 2/34||Eng Wn||v Aus Women||Chennai||25 Feb 2007||WODI # 597|
|2/51, 12||Eng Wn||v NZ Women||Chennai||23 Feb 2007||WODI # 596|
|1/53, 21||Eng Wn||v India Women||Chennai||21 Feb 2007||WODI # 594|
|12, 1/31||Eng Wn||v India B Women||Chennai||18 Feb 2007||Other OD|
Laura Newton was such a natural athlete that if something wasn't working for her, she just changed it. In her decade playing for England she transformed herself from a middle-order batsman to opener, and she turned from a fast-medium seamer to an off-spinner. And it paid off. She struck just one Test hundred and her one-day best was 78, but in her explosive, flamboyant role, she had licence to go at the ball. She quit the game in May 2007 aged just 29, citing the pressures of being an amateur player in an era of more and more international cricket. She will be hard to replace. Jenny Thompson May 2007
All-rounder, medium-fast bowler and right hand bat. Made her England debut in summer of 1997 against South Africa, travelling to the World Cup in India later that year. Also played for England against India in 1999 and toured Australia in 2000.
Named NatWest Player of the Series against South Africa (summer, 2003) for innings of 68 and 77* consecutively whilst opening the batting.
Made England U19 debut aged 15 and played through the England age groups, including an U19 tour to South Africa in 1998. Started playing boys cricket aged 12, captaining the side at U18 level.
Laura has taken a couple of breaks during her England career, and has two sons George aged 2 and Harry, 3 months. She is a level 3 cricket coach and coaches boys and girls at all levels in Cheshire.
Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory
Stats highlights from the first day of the Antigua Test, where Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan stole the show from the hosts
Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar analyses the various aspects of the first day's play in Antigua
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"
Shorter matches spell good news for spectators and broadcasters. Cricket has a little to lose and a whole lot to gain by truncating its premier format
A crushing victory over Pakistan gave England plenty to be pleased about but familiar concerns remain over the make-up of the side
Sri Lanka's lead spinner must feel like a bus driver in charge of a spluttering vehicle as the hosts strive to challenge a strong Australian side
There was enough logic in Alastair Cook's decision not to enforce the follow-on to make it understandable at worst and reasonable at best