In September 2006, Leah Poulton was selected in the Australian cricket team on the basis of her robust performance in the domestic season. She had scored 325 runs at a batting average of 32.5. The Australian Chairman of Selectors, Margaret Jennings remarked that Poulton was a talented player with a free flowing game.
In just her 3rd ODI, Poulton scored a century against New Zealand and helped her team to clinch the 5 match series by a lead of 3-0. In the process, she registered her name as only the 4th Australian to hit a hundred against New Zealand. In the 4th ODI, she scored 68 runs. If this entire series is considered, she has scored 197 runs at an average of 39.40.
In the domestic scenario, she plays for New South Wales and is a former captain of Australia Under 19.
Leah Poulton has participated in 21 ODIs in which she has batted in 19 innings. 494 runs have been accrued by her with 101 as her highest score. Her batting strike rate was 58.87 and batting average was 26. She has smashed 3 sixes, 52 fours, 2 fifties and 1 century and has taken 4 catches. 3 wickets have been claimed by her in the 132 deliveries bowled by her, for which she has conceded 80 runs. Her economy rate was 3.63, bowling strike rate was 44 and bowling average was 26.66.