June 20, 2012
Gary Wilson made his Irish debut in 2005 and has since made 125 appearances for his country. By the time Gary gets on his bike on the 9th October he would have represented Ireland in 4 major World Cups. After growing up in Belfast, Gary moved to London in 2005 to pursue a professional cricket career which started with the MCC young cricketers at Lord’s. He was signed by Surrey in the close season of 2006 after impressing Surrey’s coaching staff with his skill level and positive attitude. Gary has become a key member of the Surrey squad ever since.
William Porterfield made his Irish debut in 2006 and only a year later was promoted to vice-captain. When Trent Johnston retired in the early stages of 2008, William was thrown into the captaincy at the age of just 23. He has since led Ireland in 3 World Cups masterminding several upsets along the way. Born and bred a Donemana man, William moved to London in 2004 where much like Gary his first deal came with the MCC young cricketers. After a string of good performances William gained a contract in 2007 with Gloucestershire. In 2010 the left handed batsman moved to Birmingham after signing with Warwickshire. William is an integral part of their side in all three formats of the game.