Full Name: Edmund Christopher Joyce
Born: September 22, 1978, Dublin
Other Teams: Ireland, Middlesex, Coburg CC (Melbourne), University CC (Perth), England, England Lions
ODI Debut: Ireland v England, Belfast, June 13 2006
T20I Debut: England v Sri Lanka, Southampton, June 15 2006
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Having moved to England in pursuit of cricketing excellence, Irish batsman Joyce was awarded the Denis Compton award, which is given to the most promising young player from each first-class county, at Middlesex in 2000. He recorded his maiden first-class century the following year and went from strength to strength thereafter, culminating in him taking over the county’s captaincy for the end of the 2004 season. While impressing on the English domestic circuit, Joyce was also starring for Ireland; he scored 399 runs in the 2005 International Cricket Council Champions Trophy. That coincided...