Laura Delany (born 23 December 1992) is an Irish cricketer. 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.
|Full name||Laura Delany|
|Born||23 December 1992|
|ODI debut||4 July 2010 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||13 June 2018 v New Zealand|
|T20I debut (cap 17)||14 October 2010 v Sri Lanka|
|Last T20I||26 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. In May 2017, she played in her 100th international match, when Ireland played South Africa in the 2017 South Africa Quadrangular Series.
In June 2018, she was named as captain of Ireland for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament. 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. The following month, she was named the Women's International Player of the Year at the annual Cricket Ireland Awards.
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- Delany named Ireland Women captain
- Laura Delany named as the new Irish cricket captain
- Laura Delany named as new Ireland women's captain
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- "ICC announces umpire and referee appointments for ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
- "Final squad named for World T20, Raack set for Ireland debut". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "Laura Delany to lead 'strong and experienced' Irish side at World T20". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "Murtagh, Delany take out top player awards at 2018 Turkish Airlines Cricket Ireland Awards". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
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