No sticky wicket for Irish cricket

Cricket Ireland’s growth has been swift, thanks to World Cup success. Now all it needs are a sponsor and a chance for the national team to join the Test-playing nations.

22nd February, 2015
No sticky wicket for Irish cricket
William Porterfield of Ireland batting against the West Indies in the Cricket World Cup in Nelson, New Zealand, last week Picture: Hannah Peters/Getty”

For the Ireland cricket team at the World Cup, motivation has never been much of an issue. Each time the players step out onto the pitch, they are essentially playing to cement the future of the professional sport in Ireland.

That Ireland’s win last week against the West Indies was not met with the same fanfare as results at previous World Cups is a sign of progress. The current side is a far cry from...

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