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William Porterfield to play his last season for Warwickshire

Giles wishes Porterfield for the future

William Porterfield
William Porterfield of Ireland leaves the field after being dismissed. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

The captain of Ireland Cricket team, opener William Porterfield, is all set to depart from Warwickshire after the end of the season. Previously, the left hander was part of Gloucestershire until 2011. The move has been greeted by the Sports Director of Warwickshire, and former England off spinner Ashley Giles, who wished the 32-year-old Irish the very best for the future endeavours.

Apart from being the captain of the side, he is also the highest run scorer for the country in both ODIs and T20s. He will also lead his side in their first Test match after achieving full membership and Test status. Along with Porterfield, Ateeq Javid is also set to depart from the county to join Derbyshire for a two-year stint at Derby.

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Porterfield also featured in the recently concluded NatWest T20 Blast for the Birmingham Bears who lost the finals to Nottingham Outlaws. The Outlaws completed their double by winning both Royal London One Day Cup and NatWest T20 Finals.

Giles wishes Porterfield for the future

Overall in his career, he has since made 70 appearances in first-class matches, played in 39 List A games and appeared 53 times in T20. “William’s leadership experience and support has been a great asset for the club and we wish him the very best,” said Bears sports director Ashley Giles.

The Finals Day treated us with three intriguing contests between four teams namely Birmingham Bears, Notts Outlaws, Glamorgan, and Hampshire. The first semi final saw hosts emerge victorious against Glamorgan while Notts Outlaws met the Bears in the finals after defeating Hampshire.

It was the partnership between Samit Patel(64*) and Brendan Taylor(65) which helped the Outlaws pose a target of 191, after being reduced to 30-3. The Bears lost four wickets to Harry Gurney in their reply who conceded only 17 runs. As a result, the Outlaws clinched their maiden Natwest T2o Blast Trophy.

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