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- Laura Macleod
- United Kingdom
- Former Cricket Star
- Cricket And Field Hockey
Laura Kelly Newton (born Macleod, November 27, 1977 at Congleton, Cheshire) is an international cricketer . She appeared in 13 Test matches, 73 one day internationals and 3 Twenty/20 games for the England women's team. She also played for Wolverhampton and Staffordshire.
She made her one day international debut in 1997 against South Africa and her Test debut in 1999 against India before touring Australia. She scored one test century and nine one day half centuries and developed over her career from a middle order batsman to an opener. She took 12 test wickets and 19 in one day internationals, changing styles from medium pace to off spin over time. She retired from the international game in May 2007, citing the increased pressures of representing her country.