Meet the players
- Born On: 5 February 1986
- Club: Surrey
- Cap Number: 650
- Debut Match: June 2005 v MCC
- Batting Style: Right-handed
- Bowling Style: N/A Wicket-Keeper
- Career Best: 113 v Netherlands 2010
Gary Craig Wilson
Gary began his Ireland career against MCC in 2005 at Bangor and has accumulated over 100 caps since then. As of June 2012 he has played 138 for Ireland, of which just over half - 66, have been as wicket keeper, a position he fills with great competency.
In his 138 matches Gary has scored 2,977 runs with one century, 113 against the Netherlands at Castle Avenue in 2010. A versatile batsman, having batted for Ireland in every position from 1 to 9, he is also an exceptional fielder and offers great versatility for coach Phil Simmons.
As mentioned he has kept wicket on just over half his appearances for Ireland. He has taken 91 dismissals, placing him fourth in the all-time list of Ireland wicketkeepers behind Ossie Colhoun, Niall O’Brien and Paul Jackson. In the remaining matches he took 39 catches in the outfield, making him a part of 130 dismissals in all.
Gary’s domestic cricket has been played with Belfast Harlequins and subsequently Civil Service North, but he has been with Surrey in County Cricket for several years now and is currently starring in their T20 side.
Gary Wilson's statistics coming soon
March 26th 2013
Full details of how clubs across Ireland can avail of special prices for the 2013 RSA Challenge
March 21st 2013
Tim Murtagh produced his best spell in Irish colours to help his country finish their tour of the United Arab Emirates on a high, with a six wicket win over their hosts in a Twenty20 fixture.
March 20th 2013
A sensational bowling spell from Trent Johnston coupled with a disciplined batting effort ensured Ireland won their second World Cup qualifying encounter against the United Arab Emirates in Sharjah.
March 20th 2013
Full highlights of Ireland's 5 wicket win over the UAE on Monday in Sharjah where Gary Wilson's Composed 72 not out steered Ireland home to crucial victory.
March 18th 2013
Gary Wilson settled Irish nerves scoring an unbeaten half century to lead his team to a five wicket win against the United Arab Emirates in the first of their two World Cup Qualifiers.
March 17th 2013
Ireland were superb in the field in Sharjah and a gem of an innings from Gary Wilson with a little help from Kevin O'Brien and John Mooney steered Ireland home to send them 4 points clear at the top of the ICC World Cricket League Championship Table.
March 15th 2013
Cricket Ireland looks for the Irish public to get behind their nation's cricketers as they push for qualification to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand
March 13th 2013
Ireland's cricketers recorded the highest total in their 158 year history to remain in total control on the second day of their InterContinental Cup clash against the UAE in Sharjah.
February 15th 2013
Cricket Ireland have named an experienced squad of 14 ahead of their crucial tour of the UAE next month.
February 14th 2013
Max Sorensen and an exciting quartet of youngsters are the major beneficiaries of the 17 contracts announced by Cricket Ireland for the 2013 season, with a further five contracts to be offered in due course.
February 11th 2013
Toyota Ireland has announced that it has become the new Official Car Sponsor to Cricket Ireland.
January 29th 2013
The Pepsi ICC Development Awards European winners have been announced by ICC Europe for 2012 with winners coming from six different European nations - Cricket Ireland won one award thanks to Gary Wilson & William Porterfield's Big Bike Ride which won the Spirit of Cricket award.
January 3rd 2013
A look back on the year of Irish cricket in 2012. With footage and coverage from right across all areas of the sport here in Ireland.
October 16th 2012
It may have been the toughest thing Gary Wilson and William Porterfield have ever done but every one of their 380-mile charity bike ride from Cork to Belfast paid handsome dividends.
October 15th 2012
Irish Cricket's Big Bike Ride has been completed with Gary Wilson and William Porterfield arriving into Belfast City Square at 4.45pm on Saturday, having conquered the marathon journey that saw them travel 380 miles in just 5 days.
October 13th 2012
Gary Wilson and William Porterfield's final push in the Big Bike Ride has been given a big boost with a message of support from one of Indian Cricket's biggest star's, Yuvraj Singh.
October 13th 2012
Gary and William completed Day 4 of the Big Bike Ride yesterday and received a heroes welcome at their final destination of Bready Cricket Club
October 12th 2012
A report on the lads travels on Day 3 of the Big Bike Ride where the starting point was Dublin with the destination being Armagh.
October 11th 2012
Gary and William took the second day of their Big Bike Ride in stride as they completed the 70 miles from Kilkenny to Dublin with aplomb and they were helped along the way by some guests and team-mates.
October 7th 2012
Irish cricket team mates Gary Wilson and William Porterfield are getting on their bikes for an ambitious project to cycle the length of Ireland - a grand total of 380 miles in just five days!
October 4th 2012
Wilson, 26, has signed a new one year deal until the end of 2013. The right hander made a vital contribution in helping Surrey stay in the First Division of the LV=County Championship with fifties in both innings against Nottinghamshire at the Kia Oval.
September 21st 2012
Video Highlights of Ireland's seven wicket loss to Australia in the opening match of Group B of the ICC World Twenty 20 on Wednesday in Colombo. Ireland must now re-group ahead of their crucial match against the West Indies on Monday at 3pm Irish time.
September 12th 2012
Throughout the ICC World Twenty 20, we have a ‘Tour Diary’ that will feature a different member of the Irish squad each day. Today, Gary Wilson tells us about his hopes for the tournament and an extra hot curry!
July 19th 2012
Highlights from yesterday's 1st RSA Twenty20 International Series match against Bangladesh
July 18th 2012
Bangladesh beat Ireland by 71 runs in the first RSA Twenty 20 International at Stormont in Belfast this evening, with Ireland being outclassed with both bat and ball.
July 13th 2012
Highlights from all of Wednesday and Thursday's action at Leinster Cricket Club in Rathmines