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Laura Harper
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Laura Harper

England
Laura Harper

INTL CAREER: 1999 - 2005

Full Name

Laura Julyen Harper

Born

January 22, 1984, Plymouth, Devon

Age

37y 241d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

TEAMS

Off-spin bowler and middle-order bat. Made her senior international debut at 16 in the ODI Series against South Africa, taking a wicket. Laura also played in the World Cup in New Zealand in December 2000 and was a member of the successful England A team at the European Cup in 1999.

Laura returned England-best figures of 4-11 against India this summer and was one of England's leading wicket takers. Laura scored runs in all four of her Test match innings against Australia last summer (2001), averaging 25 and bowled consistently throughout the series.

Laura started playing aged eight and discovered spin bowling two years later. Played with Cornwall boys U-11s progressing to other age groups. Toured South Africa with them in 1997. Selected for England boys U-15 trial, but chose to play for Somerset in the Women's County Championship last year. Laura is studying for her A Level studies at Truro College, Cornwall.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
WTEST61131823122.7561529.590017030
WODI251851974115.150050
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
WTEST691026392115/666/10735.632.2993.20010
WODI25231087538335/125/1216.302.9632.90310
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Laura Harper - Portrait
Clare Taylor, Lucy Pearson (centre) and Laura Harper up for the cup 2000
Laura Harper - portrait