William Porterfield

William Porterfield

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William Porterfield

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William Thomas Stuart Porterfield (born 6 September 1984) in Donemana, Northern Ireland, is an Irish cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and the captain of the Ireland cricket team. He has played for the senior Ireland since 2006 and the Under-19s since 2003. He has captained Ireland at all levels from Under-13 upwards.

International career

On the 31st of January 2007, he scored his maiden ODI century with an unbeaten 112 to guide his side to victory over Bermuda. He followed it up in his next game with 104 not out against Kenya.

In the 2007 World Cup he was man of the match with 85 against Bangladesh during a Super Eight game, which Ireland won.

Porterfield scored his maiden first-class century in late August 2007. In a match against Bermuda as part of the 2007–08 ICC Intercontinental Cup, Porterfield scored 166 runs from 326 balls.

In the 2011 Cricket World Cup, Porterfield reached a fifty against the Netherlands. He hit 68 off 98 balls and helped his team to victory over the Netherlands.

Captaincy

Porterfield was appointed Ireland captain at the start of the 2008 season, succeeding Trent Johnston. Porterfield said "I've learnt a lot from Trent – he brought young players through, looked after them and he set an example by how he went about his game...
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