Full name Matshipi Marcia Letsoalo
Born April 11, 1984, Phalaborwa, Northern Province
Current age 32 years 110 days
Major teams South Africa Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Netherlands Women v South Africa Women at Rotterdam, Jul 28-31, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Test||India Women v South Africa Women at Mysore, Nov 16-19, 2014 scorecard|
|ODI debut||South Africa Women v Pakistan Women at Pretoria, Jan 20, 2007 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa Women v West Indies Women at East London, Feb 27, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand Women v South Africa Women at Taunton, Aug 10, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||South Africa Women v Sri Lanka Women at Bangalore, Mar 28, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/12||SA Women||v SL Women||Bangalore||28 Mar 2016||WT20I # 359|
|0/14||SA Women||v Ire. Women||Chennai||23 Mar 2016||WT20I # 351|
|0/8||SA Women||v Eng Wn||Chennai||14 Mar 2016||Other T20|
|0/11||SA Women||v City Juniors||Chennai||12 Mar 2016||Other T20|
|1/24, 1*||SA Women||v WI Women||Johannesburg||6 Mar 2016||WT20I # 338|
|0/10||SA Women||v WI Women||Durban||4 Mar 2016||WT20I # 337|
|0/23, 3||SA Women||v WI Women||East London||27 Feb 2016||WODI # 981|
|14*, 0/10||SA Women||v Eng Wn||Johannesburg||14 Feb 2016||WODI # 973|
|0/19||SA Women||v Eng Wn||Centurion||12 Feb 2016||WODI # 972|
|0, 1/20||SA Women||v Eng Wn||Benoni||7 Feb 2016||WODI # 971|
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
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"