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Laura Delany (born 23 December 1992) is an Irish cricketer.[1] She is a right-handed batsman and left-arm medium pace bowler. Delany made her debut for Ireland in a Women's One-Day International (WODI) against New Zealand women's national cricket team at Kibworth Cricket Club New Ground in July 2010.[2]

Laura Delany
Personal information
Full nameLaura Delany
Born (1992-12-23) 23 December 1992 (age 26)
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
ODI debut4 July 2010 v New Zealand
Last ODI13 June 2018 v New Zealand
T20I debut (cap 17)14 October 2010 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I26 May 2019 v West Indies
Source: Cricinfo, 26 May 2019

In April 2016, she was named as captain of Ireland women's cricket team replacing Isobel Joyce who stepped down after the 2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20 in India.[3][4][5] In May 2017, she played in her 100th international match, when Ireland played South Africa in the 2017 South Africa Quadrangular Series.[6]

In June 2018, she was named as captain of Ireland for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.[7] In October 2018, she was named as captain of Ireland's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[8][9] The following month, she was named the Women's International Player of the Year at the annual Cricket Ireland Awards.[10]


  1. ^ "Irish women's cricket captain Laura Delany on upcoming West Indies series; matches livestreamed". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Laura Delany". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  3. ^ Delany named Ireland Women captain
  4. ^ Laura Delany named as the new Irish cricket captain
  5. ^ Laura Delany named as new Ireland women's captain
  6. ^ "Ireland beaten by hosts South Africa in women's quadrangular series". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  7. ^ "ICC announces umpire and referee appointments for ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Final squad named for World T20, Raack set for Ireland debut". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Laura Delany to lead 'strong and experienced' Irish side at World T20". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Murtagh, Delany take out top player awards at 2018 Turkish Airlines Cricket Ireland Awards". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 7 November 2018.