George attributes century to his winter with Ireland
George Dockrell has attributed his recent century for the Somerset Second XI to the winter he spent with Ireland, which included playing in the ICC World Cup.
Talking about his big score the 22 year Irishman said: “ I was pretty happy to get 130 for the Seconds and it was just one of those days when everything went well for me from the first ball that I faced. I seemed to be hitting it cleanly and just carried on being aggressive throughout the innings.
“The last century I scored was a long time ago, in fact I think that it was when I was opening in Under 13s School cricket in Dublin, so its been a while since I raised the bat for scoring a ton.
“It was also good to get some wickets in a game that was really good for the team because we beat Hampshire by so much. It was really nice get a ‘four for’ to help with that.”
Talking about his winter George said: “I have had a good winter away with Ireland and had plenty of opportunity to bat. I have done a lot of work in the nets so was just trying to take this out into the middle and it was one of those days when it came off.
“I think that my experience with Ireland at the World Cup has helped me a great deal and having spent time facing some of the top international bowlers during the winter, including Morne Morkel has really helped me with my batting.
“The facilities at the World Cup were top class and to get the opportunity to bat against net bowlers on your own for 30 minutes everyday on some good cricket pitches has really helped me and given me a platform to work on my batting.”