Australia Women news

Australia's Leah Poulton retires from ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 26, 2012

Comments: 1 | Text size: A | A

Leah Poulton cuts on her way to 35, Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Women's T20, North Sydney Oval, January 22, 2012
Leah Poulton will continue to play in Twenty20s © Getty Images
Enlarge
Related Links
Players/Officials: Leah Poulton
Teams: Australia

Australia Women batsman Leah Poulton has announced her retirement from ODI cricket. She will, however, continue to be available for the national Twenty20 squad.

"I've been really lucky to have played with some greats of the game, such as Karen Rolton and Shelley Nitschke," Poulton said. "When I first started playing, I looked up to those players and I was lucky enough to eventually play alongside them and learn a great deal from them."

Poulton said she is looking forward to concentrating on T20 cricket for the next few years. "A few years ago T20 cricket really invigorated my love for the game and if it hadn't been for T20, I may have retired sooner. I still enjoy T20 cricket today as much as I did when it first came along."

Poulton, 28, made her ODI debut in 2006 in the Rose Bowl series and represented Australia in 48 matches. She scored 1033 runs in her career, including two centuries and four fifties. Apart from ODIs, she has also played two Tests and 40 T20 matches.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Posted by Htc-Baseball on (December 26, 2012, 12:55 GMT)

I welcome Poulton to SLPL, the world's most high profile t20 league!!

Comments have now been closed for this article

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
Fixtures Results
1st ODI: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 9, 2015 ()
2nd ODI: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 11, 2015 ()
3rd ODI: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 13, 2015 ()
1st T20I: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 15, 2015 ()
2nd T20I: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 16, 2015 ()
Complete fixtures »