Ed Joyce Biography
Ed Joyce is one of those few cricketers who have played both for the Irish team and the English side.
He was born on 22nd September 1978 in the Irish Capital of Dublin. He is a left-handed batsman known for his exhibition of elegant stroke play and technique.
Joyce has widely been regarded as one of the greatest cricketers Ireland has ever produced.
Joyce has been a part of the leading sides in the English county sides Middlesex and Sussex. Joyce has amassed 10,109 runs from 306 matches at an average of 39.03.
Joyce who is best known as the Irish batsman who has played for two different countries in successive World Cups. Joyce was a part of the English side when the 2007 World Cup took place, having, and thus becoming the first Irishman in the modern game to play for England. Joyce comes from a big sporting family.
His brothers have played in the Irish men's team while his twin sisters have represented Irish women. Joyce began his tryst with playing cricket at a very young age.
He joined Middlesex in 1999 and won the coveted NBC Denis Compton Award a year later.
He etched his name in the history of Irish Cricket as he was a star for Ireland at the ICC Trophy level, scoring 758 runs in 14 matches between 2001 and 2005, at an average of 84.22.
Joyce was an important part of Middlesex's middle-order for a decade from his debut in 1999.
Joyce performed for Ireland from 2001 to 2005 but he always had a desire to play at the highest level. After completing his English residency qualification, he made his ODI debut for England in 2006 against his birth nation, Ireland.
Joyce’s T20I debut came just two days later.
He seemed to cement his England place with good performances in Australia, which included the highlight of his career scoring a century against a strong Australian side at the historic SCG.
Joyce also became the Sussex captain in the middle of the 2012 season, succeeding Michael Yardy. He had an exceptional summer in 2014, hitting seven centuries and averaging 66 in the Division One of the Championship.
Returning back to cricket, he put up some solid performances in Australia, even scoring a century at the SCG. However, the tour was not a pleasant one for England and he was dropped owing to his highly inconsistent form.
Joyce has been an integral part of the Middlesex and Sussex county sides in English Cricket. He has also served as the captain of the Sussex side. He is also a part of the Leinster Lighting, which is one of the three provincial cricket teams in Ireland.