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Full name George Henry Dockrell
Born July 22, 1992, Dublin
Current age 22 years 129 days
Major teams Ireland, Ireland Under-13s, Ireland Under-15s, Ireland Under-19s, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|ODI debut||West Indies v Ireland at Kingston, Apr 15, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin, May 6, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Afghanistan v Ireland at Colombo (PSS), Feb 1, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Ireland v Netherlands at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Ireland v Netherlands at Dublin, Aug 11-13, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Aug 15-18, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Jamaica v Ireland at Discovery Bay, Apr 7, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Nottinghamshire v Somerset at Nottingham, Jul 29, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Afghanistan v Ireland at Colombo (PSS), Feb 1, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|10, 1/38||Ireland XI||v Otago||Lincoln||23 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|1/74, 0||Ireland XI||v Canterbury||Lincoln||21 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|28*, 4/17||Ireland XI||v Northern D||Hamilton||16 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|4, 0/19||Ireland XI||v ACT||Canberra||7 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|1/54, 14||Ireland XI||v Queensland||Brisbane||2 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|0/38, 32*||Ireland XI||v Queensland||Gold Coast||30 Sep 2014||Other OD|
|1/6, 0, 0/51, 6||Smrst 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||Woodman Cote||1 Sep 2014||Other|
|0/29, 15*, 0/56, 0*||Somerset||v Warwickshire||Taunton||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|0*, 0/22||Smrst 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Taunton||11 Aug 2014||Other|
|2, 5/29||Smrst 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Taunton||7 Aug 2014||Other OD|
George Dockrell was identified as a left-arm spinner of rare potential long before he was out of his teens. He made his international debut for Ireland as a 17-year-old in 2010 and has become a permanent selection, being named the ICC Associate Player of the Year in 2012. That same year he played for Ireland at the World T20 in Sri Lanka and a year later he booked his ticket back to the world stage by helping Ireland win the World T20 qualifier for Bangladesh 2014.
He was just 17 when he played a key role in Ireland's 2010 World Twenty20 campaign, blending nous with audacity as his flighted twirlers saw off Netherlands in the qualifying tournament before taking 3 for 16 against West Indies and choking England's middle-order with four overs for 19 in the main event. School exams then prevented him facing Australia in an ODI but a month later he was offered a two-year contract with Somerset just before his 18th birthday.
He made a big impact in just his second County Championship match, taking 6 for 27 to bowl Somerset to victory over Middlesex in their opening fixture of the 2012 season. He helped his side to another win later in the year with 6 for 29 against Durham as Somerset's finished runners-up again. He finished the season with 35 wickets at 28.45 but 2013 proved less successful with only 17 victims at a more expensive 42.47. Nine more Championship matches in 2014 brought only 21 wickets and the suggestion from the Somerset coach at the time, Dave Nosworthy, that his red-ball game was suffering through a surfeit of white ball cricket.
In 2012 he played in his second World T20 but after three overs of punishment in a bad-tempered defeat to Australia, Ireland's final group match was washed out and Dockrell didn't get a second chance to bowl.
Dockrell learned his game at Leinster Cricket Club in Dublin and played age-group cricket for Ireland since Under-13s. He made his senior debut in 2010: a T20 against Afghanistan in Colombo, where he took 2 for 11; an ODI debut followed in the West Indies. He also captained Ireland Under-19s at the 2012 World Cup.
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