Laura Harris is an Australian cricketer who was selected by the team Delhi Capitals for the Women’s Premier League (cricket) in 2023. She is a right-hand batsman who has played for the Queensland Fire cricket team in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) and the Brisbane Heat cricket team in the Women’s Big Bash League.
Laura Harris was born on Saturday, 18 August 1990 (age 32 years; as of 2022) in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She did her schooling at Brigidine College, Indooroopilly, Australia. In 2010, she pursued a nursing course at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Laura Harris – Facebook As a child, she had an interest in many other games including rugby, soccer baseball and cricket. In an interview, she said that she used to dress up as Darren Lockyer (a former rugby player) when playing rugby with her siblings.
When she grew up, she began playing cricket for clubs and schools including the University of Queensland Cricket Club. Later, she decided that she wanted to become a nurse.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Laura’s father’s name is Jim Harris and her mother’s name is Maree Harris.
She has three siblings, a brother, David Harris, and two sisters, Eliza Harris and Grace Harris. Grace is a cricketer.
Wife & Children
Laura got married to Delissa Kimmince, who is a cricketer and her teammate on 16 August 2020 Marburg, Queensland.
Laura was in a relationship with Delissa Kimmince for four years from 2015-2019. They got engaged in 2019 after Laura proposed to Delissa in the Women’s Big Bash League 2018-19 season.
Laura started her career as a registered nurse in 2014 at QE2 Hospital, Coopers Plains, Australia and worked there till 2018. She also worked as a registered nurse at Queensland Health. In 2018, she started working at Logan Hospital, Australia. While she was working as a nurse, in 2018, she decided that she wanted to play professional cricket. In an interview, she talked about working as a nurse and said,
Originally, I wanted to be a physio but I saw my older sister studying it and it was two years of books so I decided that wasn’t for me, I didn’t enjoy being stuck behind a desk. Nursing was sort of my next thing along, I had a go and it’s worked out alright, since the move to emergency I’ve loved it being on the go all the time and I haven’t wanted to do anything else.”
Laura made her domestic debut in the 2016-2017 Women’s National Cricket League season for the Queensland Fire cricket team.
In 2018, she was in the playing squad for the team Brisbane Heat and played the 2018–19 and 2019–20 Women’s Big Bash League seasons.
In 2021, she became part of the Northern Superchargers for the 2021 season of The Hundred in which she scored a total of 61 runs in six matches.
In 2022, she became the first women player to score the fastest century in the Women’s National Cricket League after scoring 101 runs on 54 balls. In an interview, she talked about her fastest hundred in the tournament and said,
I try not to look at the scoreboard as much as I can … because I just overthink it and then it all turns a bit silly. I actually didn’t even know that I had hit the hundred until I turned around and said to (Hinkley), ‘What was that they were clapping?’ I’m a pretty chronic overthinker, but that comes with the game.”
In January 2023, she played for Wellington Blaze in the 2022–23 Dream11 Super Smash. In 2023, she was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs. 45 Lakh for the Women’s Premier League (cricket).
- 2015/16–present: Brisbane Heat
- 2016/17–present: Queensland
- 2021: Northern Superchargers
- 2022/23: Wellington
In 2022, she made the fastest hundred in the Women’s National Cricket League.
She owns a Mazda.
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- In 2016, while she was playing the Women’s Big Bash League at Allan Border Field, she collided with Deandra Dottin, a player from her own team while they were fielding. After the collision, her teammate was taken to the hospital whereas Laura was given treatment by the medical staff on the field.
- In 2023, an incident from the Women’s Super Smash held at Basin Reserve went viral on social media in which Laura was seen slipping thrice while trying to reach the crease while running for a score.
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- In an interview, she said that she likes French Custard Scroll and Jam roly-poly cooked by her mother.
- During the Covid-19 pandemic, she was part of the frontline workers and used to treat patients at the hospital. She even isolated herself so that her family and her fiancee were not caught by the virus.
- She is often seen drinking alcohol in her social media posts.