William Porterfield

  • Ajantha Mendis stars as Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 79 runs May 6, 2014

    Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 79 runs to win the first oneday international at the Clontarf ground in Dublin on Tuesday. After losing the toss, Sri Lanka made 219 for eight in their full 50 overs before dismissing Ireland for just 140 in reply with more than 10 overs to spare. Manofthematch...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Ireland beat UAE by 21 runs in rain-marred tie March 19, 2014

    Sylhet: Ireland bolstered their chances of making it to the Super-10 after a disciplined bowling effort helped them post a 21-run win over United Arab Emirates under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected Group B qualifying match of the ICC World T20, here on Wednesday. Ireland's second victory in as many...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, World Twenty Qualifiers March 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Ireland opt to field against UAE. Playing XIs: Ireland: WTS Porterfield (capt), PR Stirling, EC Joyce, GC Wilson (wk), AD Poynter, KJ O'Brien, SR Thompson, MC Sorensen, AR Cusack, GH Dockrell, TJ Murtagh United Arab Emirates: Amjad Ali, Faizan Asif, Khurram Khan...
  • Paul Stirling fifty helps Ireland seal three-wicket win over Zimbabwe March 17, 2014

    Sylhet: Paul Stirling struck a blistering half-century to guide Ireland to a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a Qualifying Group B match of the ICC World T20 on Monday. Chasing a challenging 163 for five set by Zimbabwe, Stirling (60) and skipper William Porterfield (31) got Ireland off to a blazing...
  • As it happened: World T20 Qualifiers, Ireland vs Zimbabwe March 17, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: Ireland won the toss and have opted to bowl against Zimbabwe. Teams: Ireland: Porterfield, K O'Brien, Sorensen, Cusack, Stirling, Joyce, Wilson, Dockrell, Thompson, McBrine, Poynter Zimbabwe: Taylor, Masakadza, Sibanda, Chigumbura, Maruma, Raza, Utseya, Panyangara, Williams, Chatara, Kamungozi ...
  • Minnows chase dreams as World Twenty20 kicks off with qualifying phase March 15, 2014

    Participation of the Associate nations in major ICC events has often triggered debates whether their presence takes the sheen off a contest, but step into their shoes and you realise how big an opportunity tournaments like the World Twenty20 present to these teams. But perhaps - in some corner, even...
  • ICC congratulates Ireland on 2015 WC qualification July 10, 2013

    Dubai: The ICC on Wednesday congratulated Ireland for becoming the first associate team to qualify for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, saying they played "extremely well" and hoped the side will repeat their giantkilling performances of the 2007 and 2011 edition. Ireland became the first Affiliate side to qualify for the...
  • Ireland, Netherlands lock horns to ensure berth in ICC WC 2015 July 6, 2013

    Dubai: Ireland and the Netherlands will lock horns in a double header of the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) to ensure their qualification for the 50over World Cup in 2015. Ireland, who had topped on table with 17 points, will look forward to winning their matches against the 'Orange Brigade'...
  • World T20, Aus vs Ire: as it happened September 19, 2012

    Australia innings: 16th over: 125 for 3: That's it. White lofts the ball to midwicket for a four as Australia win the match by seven wickets with 29 balls to spare. Watson top scored for Australia with 51 off 30. 15th over: 121 for 3: White starts the over by hitting two...
  • World T20: Aus on guard against Ireland in opener September 18, 2012

    Colombo: Languishing at the bottom half of the ranking table, Australia would like to start their World Twenty20 campaign on a positive note when they take on giant killers Ireland in their tournament opener here on Wednesday. Australia has so far failed to tame the shortest format of the game and...
  • Cummins in awe of speed king Lee June 24, 2012

    Belfast: Pat Cummins may be the raw future of Australian fast bowling, but admitted he is still in awe of veteran speed king Brett Lee, 16 years his senior. Nineteenyearold Cummins bowled the fastest ball clocked at 93.5mph of Saturday's rainruined oneday international against Ireland at Stormont. But...
  • IrelandAustralia tie washed out June 23, 2012

    Belfast: Heavy rain ruined Australia's warmup match against Ireland on Saturday, when the oneday international was abandoned with the hosts struggling on 36 for 3 off 10.4 overs. After a delayed start, Ireland opener Paul Stirling was caught by Australia captain Michael Clarke off fast bowler Pat Cummins at the Civil...
  • Porterfield thankful at playing England January 7, 2012

    Dubai: Ireland skipper William Porterfield Friday thanked cricket administrators for giving players from associate countries a chance to play number one Test team England, hoping it will help them in the future. The 27yearold leads an International Cricket Council (ICC) Combined XI in a threeday match against an Andrew Strauss...