Full name Neil George Doak
Born June 21, 1972, Lisburn, Co Antrim
Current age 45 years 306 days
Major teams Ireland, Lisburn
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class span||1993 - 1994|
|List A span||1995 - 1996|
Neil goes to his second I.C.C. Tournament, having been called out as a replacement to Kenya when Dekker Curry had to return home following the tragic death of his father. Neil only played one match in Kenya but would be expected to make more of a contribution this time and perhaps be one of the Ireland starting XI.
Neil is another of the Ireland All Rounder brigade with Slow Bowling being his second string. His opening wickets for Ireland came against the West Indies in 1995, with no less than Brian Lara being his second Irish victim - and a caught and bowled at that, a method of dismissal Neil has achieved on more than one occasion. With his batting Neil has achieved a Benson and Hedges Cup Gold Award with his 84* against Surrey in Eglinton this year.
Neil's achievements are not restricted to the cricket pitch. He is also a fine rugby scrum half and has been a replacement on the bench for the Irish Rugby XV. He may perhaps become Irish Cricket's next double international, though that becomes more and more difficult in these days of specialisation and professionalism.