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'We are crying out for games against top teams'

Apr 9, 2015: Ireland captain William Porterfield talks about the rapid growth of cricket in the country and what the ICC should do to protect Associates' interests

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

Ireland v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

No point playing if World Cup reduced - Porterfield

Mar 15, 2015: William Porterfield, the Ireland captain, has questioned "the point in keeping going" for Associate nations if the ICC does not reverse its decision to cut the next World Cup to 10 teams

George Dobell in Adelaide

World Cup 2015

Eliminated XI: The best of the rest

Mar 15, 2015: Their teams may have missed out on the knockout berth, but their bright individual performances left a mark on the tournament

Arun Venugopal

Pakistan v Ireland, Group B, Adelaide

First World Cup ton by Pakistan wicketkeeper

Mar 15, 2015: Stats highlights from the last match of the group stages, between Pakistan and Ireland in Adelaide

Shiva Jayaraman

Ireland v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

Sarfraz hundred sends Pakistan into quarters

Mar 15, 2015: Pakistan lost their opening two matches of the World Cup; Ireland won their opening two matches. But it is the former who progressed to the quarter-finals with a reasonably polished seven-wicket victory in Adelaide

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Ireland v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

Already proven we belong - Porterfield

Mar 14, 2015: Ireland's captain William Porterfield has been taking issue with the "accepted norms" of the cricket hierarchy for most of this World Cup, and found no reason to change tack on the eve of the match that will decide whether or not his team progress into th

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

India v Ireland, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hamilton

Familiar shortcomings stunt Ireland progress

Mar 10, 2015: When the pitch is flat and the opponent is well-drilled and playing their A game, this Ireland team does not yet have the depth of skill to challenge them

George Binoy in Hamilton

India v Ireland, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hamilton

Porterfield wants 'professional' Ireland to start afresh

Mar 9, 2015: William Porterfield said that Ireland's next match, crucial to their knockout-qualification chances, just "happens to be against India"

George Binoy in Hamilton

Ire v SA, Group B, Canberra

Pace our biggest shortcoming - Porterfield

Mar 3, 2015: Ireland captain William Porterfield chose not to dwell on the dropped chance early in the innings that allowed Hashim Amla to soar to yet another ODI century, but he did admit that coping with accurate bowling at high pace was the greatest struggle for As

Daniel Brettig in Canberra

Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra

Ireland hope to outwit de Villiers

Mar 2, 2015: Ever since Boyd Rankin was lured to England as part of cricket's uneven class system, Ireland have lacked that extra gear of speed

Daniel Brettig in Canberra

ICC news

Porterfield attacks ICC mentality

Feb 24, 2015: Ireland's captain William Porterfield has not yet signed the petition for the retention of a 14-team World Cup, but based on his rhetoric at the Gabba on Tuesday, that can only be a matter of time

Daniel Brettig

Fringe Benefits: Eoin Morgan and William Porterfield

The tiny club that produced two World Cup captains

Jan 23, 2015: Just outside Dublin is eight-decade-old Rush CC, which honed the skills of Eoin Morgan and William Porterfield

Tim Wigmore

Ireland news

Porterfield leaves Ireland tour

Oct 17, 2014: Will Porterfield, the Ireland captain, has withdrawn from his side's tour of Australia and New Zealand for personal reasons. He flew back to the UK on Thursday.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Durham v Warwickshire, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Trott finds his groove before Durham hit back

Jul 13, 2014: Jonathan Trott put his demons behind him by scoring a fluent 76 as he and Will Porterfield put Warwickshire into a dominant position until they lost three late wickets to Durham

Press Association

Derbyshire v Warwickshire, NatWest T20 Blast, Derby

Derbyshire chase hurts Warwickshire

Jun 27, 2014: Derbyshire broke their NatWest T20 Blast duck in spectacular fashion when they chased down a target of 190 to beat Warwickshire by three wickets with six balls to spare under the floodlights at Derby

Press Association

Lancashire v Warwickshire, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Porterfield's interminable day

Jun 9, 2014: William Porterfield's half-century in more than four hours summed up the stoical nature of Warwickshire's innings as their match against Lancashire moved along at pedestrian pace

Paul Edwards at Edgbaston

Leicestershire v Warwickshire, NatWest T20 Blast, Grace Road

Porterfield brims with confidence in win

Jun 1, 2014: Will Porterfield made an energetic half-century as Warwickshire proved too classy for Leicestershire and won their first match in the NatWest T20.

Alex Winter

Warwickshire v Somerset, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Porterfield shines amid the gloom

May 27, 2014: It has taken him 44 Championship matches and 69 Championship innings, but William Porterfield provided a reminder of the reasons Warwickshire wanted him in the first place with a maiden Championship century for the club.

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Ireland v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Clontarf

First audition for Atapattu

May 5, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the first ODI between Ireland and Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando and David Hopps

Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Bell oozes class before Nottinghamshire crumble

Apr 27, 2014: The pleasures of watching cricket come in many shades and this was a day that could be enjoyed for high quality and high farce, although possibly not if your team happens to be Nottinghamshire

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge
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