CricketEurope - 1st September 2016

Isobel Joyce has been recruited by Tasmanian Roar for the upcoming WNCL tournament.

Tasmanian Roar are coached by Julia Price who worked with Ireland at the recent T20 World Cup in India.

She feels Joyce's experience will be a useful asset for Tasmania. Speaking to their website Price said: “Coming off a solid series against South Africa, Isobel is at the time in her career where the challenge of playing in the WNCL is great motivation to help prepare Ireland for World Cup 2017 preparation.

“As the former captain of the Irish women’s team for a number of years, Isobel’s tactical nous will be welcomed by the Roar and its continued exposure to the diversity of cricket worldwide." 

33 year-old Joyce is relishing the prospect of pitting her wits against some of the world's top players: "I am very excited to join the Roar for the upcoming WNCL season. Having played with coach Julia Price back when I was a teenager and working with her earlier this year at the ICC World T20.

"I feel like Tasmania will be a good fit for me. Hopefully I can bring some new perspective and some fresh ideas while also progressing my own game in arguably the best standard of domestic cricket in the world. 

"Having played a lot of T20 cricket over the past few years with Ireland, I'm excited to focus on the 50-over format ahead of what will be a big year in ODI cricket. It's a privilege to be the first Ireland women's cricketer to be signed by a team in the WNCL and I hope to be a good ambassador for Irish cricket."