Meet the players
- Born On: 22 July 1992
- Club: Leinster Lightning
- Cap Number: 674
- Debut Match: April 2010 v West Indies
- Batting Style: Right-handed
- Bowling Style: Slow left-arm
- Career Best: 53 v Namibia 2011 & 6-39 v Netherlands 2013
George Dockrell has already been capped by Ireland on 109 occasions. He made his debut against Sri Lanka Board in Colombo on 31st January 2010 at 17. A fine slow left arm bowler who has taken no less than 223 wickets with three five-fors in an Innings.
George played for Leinster CC in Ireland, though has subsequently been signed up by Somerset where he was a regular performer. Notwithstanding his youth, he has turned out regularly for Ireland in Twenty20, a form of the game where one might have thought more experience would be needed. However George has always performed well at this and, indeed, every other level he has played at.
His outstanding bowling performances for Ireland were 5-37 v Kenya at Mombasa Sports Club in 2012, and 5-71 v Namibia at Stormont in 2011. He reached 100 wickets for Ireland in only 60 Matches. This was quick at the best of times but with so many of his matches being ones in which he could only bowl 4 overs, it makes his performance even better.
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#CWCTrophyTour Continues Ireland leg
September 9th 2014
The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy continued the Ireland leg of it's round the world trip today, taking in the sights of Dublin.
O’Brien backing Ireland to make major impression in Bangladesh
March 3rd 2014
Ireland’s fourth consecutive ICC World Twenty20 appearance begins in two weeks’ time on St. Patrick’s Day against Zimbabwe.
Ireland beat World Champions at Sabina Park
February 19th 2014
An ice-cool innings of 40 not out from Ireland veteran Ed Joyce has guided Ireland to an historic win against the World Champions, the West Indies at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
A Presidential Diary Part 23
February 7th 2014
The Cricket Ireland President Robin Walsh gives us the latest update from the Irish camp in Trinidad after a tough week both on and off the pitch for the Boys in Green.
100th Cap for George Dockrell
February 4th 2014
He may be just 21 years of age but the Leinster Cricket Club and Somerset CCC man George Dockrell brought up a century of Ireland appearances last night against Jamaica in Trinidad.
Ireland lose heavily to Guyana in first game
January 31st 2014
Ireland lost their first match in the Nagico Super 50 this evening as they fell 114 runs short of Guyana's challenging total of 301 at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Ireland set for West Indies in New Year
December 19th 2013
Ireland have been invited to travel to the West Indies to take part in their domestic 50 over competition, the Nagico Super 50.
Treble Winners Return Home
December 16th 2013
Some of Ireland's treble winning squad were present at a press conference at the Cricket Ireland offices in Dublin today as they marked an truly amazing 2013.
Porterfield named captain of ICC I-Cup Team of the Tournament 2011-13
December 16th 2013
William Porterfield has been named captain of the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 Team of the Tournament, which was announced today. He is one of three Irish representatives in the team.
Presidential Diary Part 19 - Treble Winners
December 14th 2013
Cricket Ireland President gives us the inside story on a historic day for Irish cricket as John Mooney led Ireland to a superb win over Afghanistan in the Intercontinental Cup Final and help crown Trent Johnston's career in the best possible way.
Ireland v UAE Semi Final Preview
November 29th 2013
Ireland may have already secured their place in the ICC World Twenty 20 finals in Bangladesh with a thumping 85 run win against Hong Kong but William Porterfield's team won't be content with that.
Ireland start with comprehensive win
November 15th 2013
Paul Stirling's Man of the Match performance ensured Ireland got their defence of their T20 crown off to the perfect start as they beat Namibia by 34 runs in Abu Dhabi.
Cricket Ireland Season Review Video 2013
November 14th 2013
A Review of the 2013 Irish Cricket Season so far released ahead of the ICC World Twenty 20 Qualifiers which start tomorrow in the UAE.
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2013 gets under way tomorrow
November 14th 2013
One of the biggest tournaments in the ICC’s Associate and Affiliate Members’ (AM) calendars gets underway tomorrow when the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2013 (WT20Q) commences. Sixteen teams will compete for the six available places in the tournament proper, to be staged in Bangladesh from 16 March to 6 April 2014.
Simmons praises quality of Irish talent
October 25th 2013
Thirty-six players have been named in the Ireland National Performance and Emerging Players Squads.
Ireland beat Scotland to Crown WCL Championship Title
September 9th 2013
Ireland completed back-to-back victories over traditional rivals Scotland as they romped to a seven wickets win on Sunday, to follow up their thrilling last over conquest of their Celtic cousins on Friday.
Morgan Breaks Irish Hearts
September 4th 2013
England were given a probing work-out ahead of the upcoming five-game series with Australia but had captain Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara, who both struck unbeaten centuries, to thank as they survived a big scare to overcome a resilient Ireland side by six wickets in the RSA Challenge at Malahide.
RSA Challenge: Ireland v England Preview
September 2nd 2013
The most significant moments in sport come when a game isn’t so much a game but a defining occasion or moment in time which yields significant ramifications for the long term.
A case of what might have been
September 1st 2013
With the build up to the RSA Challenge now entering it's final stretch, Nick Royle looks back on a case of what might have been when the two sides met in Guyana at the 2010 ICC World Twenty 20 when a place in the last 8 of the tournament was at stake.
Ireland secure World Cup qualification after amazing tie against Netherlands
July 9th 2013
Ireland claim a place in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand as they gain the point which also sees them win the World Cricket League title
Ireland through to 2015 Cricket World Cup following thrilling TIE v Netherlands
July 9th 2013
William Porterfield's side played out a thrilling tie against the Netherlands which sealed Ireland's spot at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Ireland defeat Netherlands by 88 runs
July 7th 2013
Ireland v Netherlands in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Qualifiers LIVE from Amstelveen.
Dockrell spins Ireland to InterContinental Cup final
July 3rd 2013
George Dockrell claimed his best bowling figures in an Irish shirt to spin Ireland to a comprehensive 279 run win against The Netherlands with a day to spare in their InterContinental Cup clash in Deventer.
Ireland unchanged for crucial World Cup Qualifiers
June 24th 2013
Ireland have named an unchanged ODI squad for their crucial World Cup qualifers against The Netherlands next month.
Test foot forward – Not content to simply make up the numbers
June 18th 2013
On that famous night in Bangalore, after Kevin O’Brien had launched a staggering counter-attack and smashed England’s potent bowling attack to all four corners, the dust began to settle on another remarkable achievement as another glorious chapter was etched into this country’s cricketing history.
Pakistan snatch remarkable victory
May 26th 2013
A 93 run partnership in just 10 overs between Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz snatched victory for Pakistan in a thrilling encounter at Clontarf Cricket Ground.
Cricket Ireland Launch Club Deal for RSA Challenge 2013
March 26th 2013
Full details of how clubs across Ireland can avail of special prices for the 2013 RSA Challenge
Johnston inspires Ireland to brink of World Cup
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.
Ireland v UAE Match 1 Highlights
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.
Wilson settles Irish nerves to secure crucial win
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.
Wilson guides Ireland home to win over UAE
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.
Records continue to tumble as Ireland settle for draw with UAE
March 15th 2013
Ireland settled for a draw in their InterContinental Cup match with UAE, collecting 9 points by virtue of having a first innings lead in the contest, which keeps them in pole position in the table on 76 points, ahead of Afghanistan (64) and Scotland (46).
Back the Boys in Green for Australia 2015
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
Ireland frustated by stubborn UAE
March 14th 2013
Ireland's cricketers endured a tough examination in the searing sun of Sharjah but still have the upper hand after the third day of their InterContinental Cup clash against the UAE.
Ireland happy with two-day workout
March 10th 2013
Two full days play at the superb facilities of the Global Cricket Academy in Dubai will have blown away any of the winter cobwebs for the Ireland squad and it is a vital ten day's cricket ahead now for Ireland in the UAE.
Ireland opt for experience ahead of crucial UAE tour
February 15th 2013
Cricket Ireland have named an experienced squad of 14 ahead of their crucial tour of the UAE next month.
Ireland announce player contracts
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.
Toyota New Official Car Sponsor to Cricket Ireland
February 12th 2013
Toyota Ireland has announced that it has become the new Official Car Sponsor to Cricket Ireland.
Video: The 2012 Irish Cricket Year in Review
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.
Cricket Ireland launch new Season Ticket
December 12th 2012
Revamped membership scheme includes the chance to become a Cricket Ireland Season Ticket Holder giving sports fans a fantastic opportunity to become an integral part of the success story of the Ireland cricket team in the years to come.
Ireland’s Cricketers Launch Fortress Malahide ahead of RSA Challenge versus England
December 4th 2012
Phil Simmons is confident Ireland's cricketers can record another famous victory over their closest neighbours when they do battle with England on Tuesday September 3rd.
Winners announced for the RSA Cricket Ireland Awards 2012
November 16th 2012
Paul Stirling has been named as Ireland's RSA International Men's Player of the Year at the inaugural RSA Cricket Ireland Awards. The 22 year old Middlesex all-rounder beat off the challenge of fellow Ireland stars George Dockrell and Ed Joyce to lift the top prize in front of 300 players, officials and guests at the Round Room at the Mansion House.
Dockrell wins Somerset Young Player of the Year
November 4th 2012
George Dockrell has crowned an impressive season for his county Somerset by being named their Young Player of the Year at the annual Somerset Awards dinnner on Friday in Taunton.
Top Trio Neck and Neck for Inaugural RSA Cricket Ireland Awards
October 16th 2012
The short-lists for two of the feature awards at next month's Inaugural RSA Cricket Ireland Awards have been announced. The International Men's and Women's Player of the Year short-lists both feature three stars from Ireland's cricketing year.
Ireland v Australia Match Highlights
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.
Australia dominate Ireland to win by 7 Wickets
September 19th 2012
The first match of Group B in the ICC World Twenty 20 was a very one-sided affair as Ireland were outplayed by Australia and lost by 7 wickets.
Dockrell hopes to leave them in a spin
September 18th 2012
George Dockrell is just 20 years old yet he is about to play in his third World Cup. George chatted to cricketireland.ie and told us what it was like to be a spin bowler and get ready to face up to the world's biggest hitters.
George Dockrell wins ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year 2012
September 15th 2012
George Dockrell has become the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo.
Ireland crush Zimbabwe in Warm up Win
September 13th 2012
Ireland continued their positive build-up for ICC World Twenty 20 this week by beating Zimbabwe by a comfortable 54 runs and retaining their unbeaten record in their warm up matches.
World T20 Tour Diaries - Day 1 George Dockrell
September 7th 2012
Throughout the ICC World Twenty 20, we will have an exclusive 'Tour Diary' that will feature a different member of the Irish squad each day. The diary will appear at lunchtime each day here on www.cricketireland.ie - First up is Leinster and Somerset left-arm spinner George Dockrell
Four Irish players named on ICC Awards Short-list
August 30th 2012
The short-list for the LG ICC Awards has been finalised and sees Irish players dominating the short-list with four of the five nominees for the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year.
Ireland U19s Score tight win over Nepal
August 15th 2012
Ireland Under 19's got their first win at the 2012 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup as they scored a tight 14 run win over Nepal.
Ireland Under 19 go down fighting to Australia at U19 World Cup
August 14th 2012
Ireland were left to rue an almost carbon copy batting collapse this morning in Townsville against the host nation Australia to leave them with a second defeat in two games.
6 Irish Players nominated for ICC Awards
August 13th 2012
Irish players have dominated the shortlist for the Annual ICC Awards with six of the ten players nominated for the associate and affiliate player of the year coming from Ireland
Ireland U19 lose by 7 Wickets to England U19
August 12th 2012
Ireland Under 19 lost their opening fixture in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup against England Under 19s by seven wickets after collapsing from 94 for 5 to 109 All Out.
Ireland Under 19s give Sri Lanka a scare
August 8th 2012
Ireland Under 19's put in a very good performance against Sri Lanka in their final warm up game for the ICC Under 19 World Cup but it wasn't good enough as Sri Lanka ran out winners by 50 runs.
Ireland Under 19’s Depart for Australia
July 25th 2012
George Dockrell was in ebullient mood as the Ireland Under 19 squad flew out today from Dublin Airport ahead of the ICC Under 19 World Cup, which takes place in Australia from August 4-26.