Cecelia Joyce to return for Typhoons in Arachas Super Series
Former Irish international Cecelia Joyce will make a return to competitive cricket action after approval was granted for her to join the Typhoons squad for the remainder of the 2021 Arachas Super Series.
Joyce retired from international cricket in November 2018 after the final match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. She was a key member of the ‘Girls in Green’ from 2001 to 2018, amassing 2,680 runs in 133 appearances, finishing Ireland Women’s second highest run-scorer. At Super Series level, Joyce played for the Dragons, and is one of only two players to score a century in the competition (118 v Scorchers, Oak Hill, 26 May 2018).
The move comes after the Typhoons injury crisis depleted their squad to the point that for several overs in last Sunday’s match they could only field ten fit players.
“I’ve watched the first two games in the Super Series this year with great interest and am really impressed with the standard of the competition. With the injuries to a couple of the Typhoons players, I have made myself available knowing that while my break from the game will undoubtedly have affected my skills and fitness, I’m confident that my fielding will still be of a decent standard and I can hopefully add something to the playing group in terms of experience. Plus, I’m dying to get back on the field and have some fun!”
Typhoons Head Coach Clare Shillington said:
“I’m really delighted that we have Cecelia Joyce joining us for the rest of the season. She has joined us on the back of a number of injuries to provide cover. It’s great to have a player of her experience coming into what is a young squad, and I’m looking forward to getting her back up and running and seeing her scoring plenty of runs for us.”
Coach: Clare Shillington
Laura Delany (captain), Ava Canning, Zara Craig, Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Sarah Forbes, Rebecca Gough, Amy Hunter, Cecelia Joyce, Louise Little, Jane Maguire, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Freya Sargent, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.
Coach: Glenn Querl
Gaby Lewis (captain), Christina Coulter Reilly, Alana Dalzell, Shauna Kavanagh, Anna Kerrison, Maria Kerrison, Ashlee King, Hannah Little, Sophie MacMahon, Lara Maritz, Naomi Matthews, Caoimhe McCann, Kate McEvoy, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Una Raymond-Hoey, Jenny Sparrow.