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Will Porterfield

Key facts

Full Name: William Thomas Stuart Porterfield
Born: September 6 1984 , Londonderry
County: Warwickshire
Other teams: Gloucestershire, Ireland
ODI debut: Scotland v Ireland, Ayr, Aug 5 2006
T20 debut: Ireland v Scotland, Belfast, Aug 2 2008
Batting Style: Left-hand bat


A left-handed top-order batsman, Porterfield first shot to prominence with a string of fine performances for Ireland. After impressing for his country in the 2007 World Cup, he earned a professional contract with Gloucestershire. Porterfield soon became the first Irishman to score 1,000 runs in a calendar year and ended his long wait for a County Championship century by striking 175 against Worcestershire in 2010. He joined Warwickshire at the end of that summer and despite struggling in the championship, was impressive in limited-overs cricket in his first season.

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