Born on 26th August 1971 in Mudgee, New South Wales, former Test, ODI and T20I player for Australia and current England coach, Lisa Maree Keightley.
A right-hand batter and right-arm medium pace bowler, Lisa made her debut for New South Wales in 1992/93 in both First Class and 50 over formats, mainly for her bowling. That NSW team under the leadership of Lyn Larsen contained Belinda Haggett, Belinda Clark, Denise Annetts, Sally Griffiths, just to name the top four.
The following season Lisa was promoted to the top order, opening the batting with Belinda Clark, a role she played when selected to play for Australia in 1994/95. Keighley would stay at the top of the order for Australia for the next decade.
Lisa’s Test debut came at Hagley Oval in Christchurch against New Zealand in March 1995 and she shared a 96 run opening stand with Clark, scoring 47. Over her nine Test matches she would score 378 runs at 27.00 with a top score of 90, one of three half centuries.
It’s in the ODI arena that Lisa dominated, playing 82 matches at the top of the order for Australia, including World Cup appearances in 1997, 2000 and 2005. Lisa scored 2630 runs at 39.84 with a top score of 156 not out which was her maiden ODI century. It was one of four centuries and 21 half centuries. Her bowling took 8 wickets at 10.87 runs per wicket with a best of 4-19 against India at Surat in 2005.
Lisa’s only T20 International was the first one ever played by Australia where she scored just the one run. Today Lisa is taking the England women’s team to new heights in her role as coach.Embed from Getty Images