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.
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
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... Read More