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Laura Newton

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Full Name: Laura Kelly Newton
Born: November 27 1977 , Congleton
County: Cheshire Women
Other teams: Lancashire Women, England
Test debut: v India, 1999
ODI debut: v South Africa, 1997
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium


The opener is an established member of the England women's side and has formed a strong partnership with Charlotte Edwards at the top of the order. Their ability was highlighted during the npower Test against New Zealand at Scarborough in 2004 when they put on 163 for the first wicket, with Laura making 103. Made her England Under 19 debut aged 15 and played through the England age groups, including an Under 19 tour to South Africa in 1998. Started playing boys' cricket aged 12. Made her England ODI debut in the summer of 1997 against South Africa at Hinckley, travelling to the World C...

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