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Ireland captain Will Porterfield attended Leeds/Bradford MCCU between 2004 and 2007.
Opening batsman Porterfield is one of a number of cricketers from outside the UK to have benefitted from the MCCU scheme.
Porterfield has played a key role in the rise of Irish cricket over the past decade and was a part of the team which famously beat Pakistan in the 2007 ICC World Cup in the Caribbean.
He then captained his country to their most famous hour of all, the remarkable win over England in the 2011 ICC World Cup in India.
Porterfield has forged a successful county career, firstly with Gloucestershire, before moving to Warwickshire, where he played a part in their 2012 championship victory.