Born on 5th February 1979 in Tamworth, New South Wales, former Test, ODI and T20 International player for Australia, Leonie Coleman.
Her primary role as wicket keeper, Leonie made her debut for NSW at the Australian Women’s Cricket Championships in 1995/6 and later that season rewarded with a trip to New Zealand for the Australian Under 23s team.
In 2004 a debut for Australia in the ODI team, receiving cap number 99 in the Rose Bowl tournament of 2003/4 in place of regular Australia keeper Julia Price. And then injury struck, keeping Leonie out of action until the 2007/8 season. Injury to another keeper, Jodie Purves (later Fields) saw Leonie make her Test debut against England at Bowral in February 2008. She was one of four debutants, including Ellyse Perry, Kirsten Pike and Emma Sampson.
It was Leonie’s one and only Test, the ODI format being the most prominent of her career. In her 24 matches she took 15 catches and 8 stumpings.
That 2007/8 season was a busy one for it saw Leonie play her only two T20 Internationals, one against England and the other against New Zealand.Embed from Getty Images