Ireland women have double header in ECB County Championships

Fri, May 4, 2012 4:13 PM

Ireland Women begin their competitive season with a double header in Division 3 of the ECB County Championships this Bank Holiday weekend.

First up for Isobel Joyce's side is a clash with Leicestershire on Sunday at Bardon Hill (12pm start), followed by Huntingdon & Cambridgeshire on Monday at Sawston (11am).

Following their promotion last year, the side has worked hard during the winter under the watchful eye of head coach Jeremy Bray, and are hopeful of another successful season.

Bray said: "The squad has got a great blend of youth and experience, and I'm sure will be rewarded for all their efforts during the close season. It's an exciting time for Irish cricket in general and you can feel there's a real buzz about the game at the minute. I'm sure it won't be too long before the women are emulating the men's team in terms of results."

The squad in full is as follows:
• Isobel Joyce (capt), (Merrion)
• Clodagh Conway (Rush)
• Laura Delany (Leinster)
• Emma Flanagan (Pembroke)
• Cecelia Joyce (Merrion)
• Shauna Kavanagh (Pembroke)
• Louise McCarthy (Pembroke)
• Rebecca Rolfe (Leinster)
• Melissa Scott Hayward (Merrion)
• Clare Shillington (Malahide)
• Alison Smith (Pembroke)
• Elena Tice (Merrion)
• Mary Waldron (Malahide)
• Coach - Jeremy Bray
• Manager - Suzanne Kenealy
• S&C - Brendan Connor
• Scorer/Selector - Helen Caird

The fixtures are:
• 6th May v Leicestershire, at Bardon Hill CC - 12pm start
• 7th May v Hunts & Cambs at Sawston CC - 11am start.

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