The first thing you notice about the statistics over the last decade is just how little cricket is played by the Ireland Women's team. In the ten year period they played 41 ODI's, and 65 T20I's - an average of just over ten days cricket every year.

There were 43 other games in that period, comprising 19 fifty over matches and 24 twenty over matches which weren't recognized as internationals, bringing the average up to 14 days a year. Of the 141 completed matches, they won 51 and lost 90 - there were also 8 NR's.

Given that the team for the majority of the decade was amateur is an explanation for the lack of games, but therein lies the reason for the widening of the gap between the professionalism of the top countries and the part-timers.

There are signs that the gap is becoming a chasm, and it's going to be hard to reverse in the world of haves and have nots.

The first tentative steps to redress the imbalance were taken by the governing body with the first six part-time contracts awarded in May, but it will take much more if the decline is to be reversed.

Seven players scored more than 1000 runs, with Clare Shillington the top run getter making 2301 runs including two of the three hundreds made in the decade - Cecelia Joyce making the other.

Six players took 50 wickets or more, with Kim Garth the outstanding performer with 93 wickets at 21.35, while there was just the one five-wicket haul - Eimear Richardson the successful bowler.

There's no doubt that the side ends the decade very much in transition, with the failure to qualify for the T20 World Cup a major blow. It's going to take a long time for Ed Joyce's charges to gel and things may get worse before they get better.

IRELAND WOMEN BATTING

ALL GAMES 2010-2019

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 CMA Shillington Ireland 111 107 8 2301 114* 23.24 2365 97.29 2 6 14 279 15 2301
2 IMHC Joyce Ireland 109 99 13 1922 91* 22.35 2505 76.73 - 6 10 184 2 1922
3 CNIM Joyce Ireland 92 84 10 1915 119* 25.88 2632 72.76 1 5 4 224 7 1915
4 KJ Garth Ireland 114 98 28 1679 98 23.99 2593 64.75 - 5 8 114 3 1679
5 L Delany Ireland 135 110 22 1471 81 16.72 2531 58.12 - 2 8 109 - 1471
6 GH Lewis Ireland 72 67 8 1135 71 19.24 1465 77.47 - 4 3 139 7 1135
7 MV Waldron Ireland 141 103 21 1013 55* 12.35 1822 55.60 - 1 13 104 - 1013
8 EAJ Richardson Ireland 64 51 8 703 66 16.35 870 80.80 - 3 6 80 5 703
9 SM Kavanagh Ireland 83 61 12 611 79* 12.47 1029 59.38 - 3 7 52 6 611
10 ME Scott-Hayward Ireland 49 46 6 348 23 8.70 737 47.22 - - 8 20 - 348
11 J Gray Ireland 21 21 3 273 41* 15.17 463 58.96 - - 3 28 - 273
12 JA Whelan Ireland 16 15 - 266 49 17.73 427 62.30 - - 1 29 1 266
13 EJ Tice Ireland 58 41 16 238 44* 9.52 349 68.19 - - 4 17 - 238
14 AJ Kenealy Ireland 63 40 10 203 21* 6.77 382 53.14 - - 8 20 3 203
15 L Paul Ireland 19 16 1 177 33 11.80 448 39.51 - - 1 15 - 177
16 R Delaney Ireland 16 13 4 150 68 16.67 323 46.44 - 1 3 11 - 150
17 LN McCarthy Ireland 74 40 11 140 15 4.83 378 37.04 - - 9 8 - 140
18 LK O'Reilly Ireland 65 30 8 132 14 6.00 266 49.62 - - 6 7 - 132
19 U Raymond-Hoey Ireland 15 13 - 131 42 10.08 284 46.13 - - 3 10 - 131
20 R Stokell Ireland 11 11 1 127 36 12.70 136 93.38 - - 1 18 - 127

IRELAND WOMEN BOWLING

ALL GAMES 2010-2019

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 KJ Garth Ireland 114 431 33 1986 93 4-8 21.35 4.61 27.81 - - 197 4 93
2 IMHC Joyce Ireland 109 459.5 22 2127 77 4-20 27.62 4.63 35.83 - - 110 18 77
3 CJ Metcalfe Ireland 54 294.2 22 1365 57 4-15 23.95 4.64 30.98 - - 39 13 57
4 LK O'Reilly Ireland 65 242.3 11 1332 54 4-28 24.67 5.49 26.94 - - 102 11 54
5 L Delany Ireland 135 304.5 7 1650 54 3-15 30.56 5.41 33.87 - - 88 8 54
6 EAJ Richardson Ireland 64 288 24 1255 53 5-4 23.68 4.36 32.60 1 - 39 4 53
7 LN McCarthy Ireland 74 352.2 23 1560 49 4-18 31.84 4.43 43.14 - - 98 12 49
8 EJ Tice Ireland 58 215.3 11 1089 41 3-5 26.56 5.05 31.54 - - 130 4 41
9 AJ Kenealy Ireland 63 262 16 1364 38 4-32 35.89 5.21 41.37 - - 113 10 38
10 GH Lewis Ireland 72 183.3 7 1120 20 3-4 56.00 6.10 55.05 - - 31 9 20
11 L Maritz Ireland 33 140.2 4 926 18 4-58 51.44 6.60 46.78 - - 54 15 18
12 R Delaney Ireland 16 99.2 7 518 15 3-26 34.53 5.21 39.73 - - 19 4 15
13 JA Whelan Ireland 16 100.2 10 424 14 3-31 30.29 4.23 43.00 - - 46 - 14
14 S MacMahon Ireland 18 62 1 341 13 2-12 26.23 5.50 28.62 - - 22 1 13
15 LFM Cullen Ireland 13 39 2 190 10 3-51 19.00 4.87 23.40 - - 20 1 10
16 RA Lewis Ireland 12 22.5 - 115 9 2-7 12.78 5.04 15.22 - - 3 1 9
17 L Paul Ireland 19 36 1 214 8 3-10 26.75 5.94 27.00 - - 12 3 8
18 ME Scott-Hayward Ireland 49 47.5 1 285 8 2-8 35.62 5.96 35.88 - - 31 7 8
19 A Beggs Ireland 12 61 2 319 8 3-50 39.88 5.23 45.75 - - 16 3 8
20 SM Kavanagh Ireland 83 46.1 - 309 7 2-45 44.14 6.69 39.57 - - 36 8 7

T20 INTERNATIONAL BATTING

min: 100 Runs - 04-Jul-2010 to 07-Sep-2019

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Ave
1 N Symmons Ireland 3 3 - 110 86 36.67 80 137.50 - 1 - 13 1 36.67
2 KJ Garth Ireland 51 46 13 762 51* 23.09 965 78.96 - 1 1 54 2 23.09
3 GH Lewis Ireland 38 38 5 670 71 20.30 638 105.02 - 4 1 84 7 20.30
4 IMHC Joyce Ireland 49 46 4 818 48* 19.48 916 89.30 - - 5 76 2 19.48
5 CNIM Joyce Ireland 37 34 3 579 60 18.68 730 79.32 - 1 2 52 3 18.68
6 CMA Shillington Ireland 50 50 - 865 48 17.30 897 96.43 - - 5 102 7 17.30
7 L Delany Ireland 61 50 15 597 46 17.06 796 75.00 - - 3 33 - 17.06
8 R Stokell Ireland 8 8 1 105 36 15.00 98 107.14 - - 1 14 - 15.00
9 EAJ Richardson Ireland 39 31 6 357 63* 14.28 388 92.01 - 1 4 38 5 14.28
10 MV Waldron Ireland 62 46 12 412 55* 12.12 517 79.69 - 1 5 43 - 12.12
11 EJ Tice Ireland 25 19 6 155 44* 11.92 212 73.11 - - 2 10 - 11.92
12 SM Kavanagh Ireland 42 29 8 174 20 8.29 231 75.32 - - 4 12 - 8.29

T20 INTERNATIONAL BOWLING

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM Ave
1 O Prendergast Ireland 8 17.3 3 84 5 2-11 16.80 4.80 21.00 - - 16.80
2 L Paul Ireland 9 19 1 110 6 3-10 18.33 5.79 19.00 - - 18.33
3 KJ Garth Ireland 51 144.2 5 835 42 3-6 19.88 5.79 20.62 - - 19.88
4 CJ Metcalfe Ireland 24 76.3 1 458 23 4-15 19.91 5.99 19.96 - - 19.91
5 EAJ Richardson Ireland 39 128.1 3 720 34 3-9 21.18 5.62 22.62 - - 21.18
6 S MacMahon Ireland 12 34 - 182 8 2-13 22.75 5.35 25.50 - - 22.75
7 LK O'Reilly Ireland 32 101.3 2 676 27 4-28 25.04 6.66 22.56 - - 25.04
8 L Delany Ireland 61 132.2 1 841 33 3-15 25.48 6.36 24.06 - - 25.48
9 IMHC Joyce Ireland 49 151.3 3 882 30 3-16 29.40 5.82 30.30 - - 29.40
10 L Maritz Ireland 16 35 1 270 9 3-4 30.00 7.71 23.33 - - 30.00
11 EJ Tice Ireland 25 72 - 490 16 3-12 30.62 6.81 27.00 - - 30.62
12 C Raack Ireland 14 36 1 208 6 2-11 34.67 5.78 36.00 - - 34.67
13 LN McCarthy Ireland 28 90 1 521 12 2-14 43.42 5.79 45.00 - - 43.42
14 AJ Kenealy Ireland 20 48 - 329 5 1-16 65.80 6.85 57.60 - - 65.80

ODI INTERNATIONAL BATTING

Top Batting Averages min: 100 Runs - 04-Jul-2010 to 07-Sep-2019

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Ave
1 CNIM Joyce Ireland 29 29 2 654 78* 24.22 1185 55.19 - 1 2 82 1 24.22
2 IMHC Joyce Ireland 34 33 4 631 63 21.76 1089 57.94 - 3 2 68 - 21.76
3 CMA Shillington Ireland 35 33 2 651 78 21.00 843 77.22 - 3 6 71 3 21.00
4 KJ Garth Ireland 34 30 5 448 72* 17.92 972 46.09 - 2 5 25 - 17.92
5 JA Whelan Ireland 10 9 - 161 38 17.89 261 61.69 - - 1 18 1 17.89
6 J Gray Ireland 9 9 1 140 35 17.50 259 54.05 - - 2 15 - 17.50
7 L Delany Ireland 38 34 4 443 43 14.77 1059 41.83 - - 2 37 - 14.77
8 EAJ Richardson Ireland 16 15 1 197 31 14.07 311 63.34 - - 2 25 - 14.07
9 GH Lewis Ireland 17 16 1 206 33 13.73 436 47.25 - - 1 27 - 13.73
10 MV Waldron Ireland 40 32 4 343 42 12.25 891 38.50 - - 5 35 - 12.25
11 ME Scott-Hayward Ireland 21 20 1 192 23 10.11 509 37.72 - - 5 13 - 10.11
12 SM Kavanagh Ireland 17 13 1 117 29 9.75 285 41.05 - - 2 12 1 9.75
13 AJ Kenealy Ireland 20 17 2 102 21* 6.80 227 44.93 - - 2 13 1 6.80

ODI INTERNATIONAL BOWLING

min: 5wkts - ODI, Ireland, 04-Jul-2010 to 07-Sep-2019

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM Ave
1 LFM Cullen Ireland 6 30 2 143 7 3-51 20.43 4.77 25.71 - - 20.43
2 A Beggs Ireland 3 22 - 130 5 3-64 26.00 5.91 26.40 - - 26.00
3 JA Whelan Ireland 10 76.2 7 326 12 3-31 27.17 4.27 38.17 - - 27.17
4 CJ Metcalfe Ireland 21 173.5 15 755 24 4-27 31.46 4.34 43.46 - - 31.46
5 KJ Garth Ireland 34 174 16 780 23 4-11 33.91 4.48 45.39 - - 33.91
6 IMHC Joyce Ireland 34 218.2 14 897 25 4-39 35.88 4.11 52.40 - - 35.88
7 AJ Kenealy Ireland 20 109 4 586 16 4-32 36.62 5.38 40.88 - - 36.62
8 EAJ Richardson Ireland 16 119.3 16 393 10 3-26 39.30 3.29 71.70 - - 39.30
9 L Delany Ireland 38 105.5 4 525 13 3-30 40.38 4.96 48.85 - - 40.38
10 LK O'Reilly Ireland 14 69.2 6 343 8 2-65 42.88 4.95 52.00 - - 42.88
11 EJ Tice Ireland 15 83.3 2 380 8 3-31 47.50 4.55 62.62 - - 47.50
12 LN McCarthy Ireland 28 188.2 14 816 17 4-18 48.00 4.33 66.47 - - 48.00
13 R Delaney Ireland 6 37 - 250 5 3-70 50.00 6.76 44.40 - - 50.00
14 L Maritz Ireland 5 41.5 - 332 6 4-58 55.33 7.94 41.83 - - 55.33
15 GH Lewis Ireland 17 108.5 2 705 10 2-41 70.50 6.48 65.30 - - 70.50