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Will Porterfield

Will Porterfield

Ireland's 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 one of their finest hours, the remarkable win over England in the 2011 ICC World Cup in India.

Porterfield forged a successful county career, firstly with Gloucestershire, before moving to Warwickshire, where he played a part in their 2012 County Championship victory.

With Ireland being awarded Test status by the ICC in 2017, Porterfield was released by Warwickshire at the end of the season, and the left-handed opener returned to his homeland to prepare for his country's elevation to the longer format of international cricket.

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