Cecelia Joyce to make a comeback in competitive action for Typhoons in Arachas Super Series

DUBLIN – Ex Ireland cricketer Cecelia Joyce will make a comeback in competitive cricket action after she was granted the approval to join forces with the Typhoons team for the remaining of the 2021 Arachas Super Series.

Joyce announced her retirement from international cricket in November 2018 after the final game of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. She was a key part of the ‘Girls in Green’ from 2001 to 2018, scoring 2,680 runs in 133 games, retiring as Ireland Women’s second highest run-getter. Joyce, at Super Series level, represented the Dragons and is one of only two players to have a century under her belt in the competition (118 v Scorchers, Oak Hill, 26 May 2018).

The move came after the Typhoons injury issues reduced their team to the point that for several overs in last Sunday’s game they could only put ten fit players to play .

In a press release by Cricket Ireland, Joyce said: “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.”


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