22 July 1992
Right Hand Bat
Left Arm Orthodox
George Dockrell (George Henry Dockrell) is an Irish cricketer. Dockrell is a right-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler who plays international cricket for Ireland after learning his cricket at Leinster Cricket Club, Dublin. He was born on 22 July 1992 in Dublin, Ireland. He is known for his all-rounder skills.
He graduated from Gonzaga College in Dublin in the class of 2010. In December 2018, he was among nineteen players who received a central contract from Cricket Ireland for the 2019 season. Then, in January 2020, he was once again among the nineteen players who got central contracts from Cricket Ireland. Notably, this was the first year when all contracts were given on a full-time basis.
George Dockrell Career
George Dockrell has been playing cricket for Ireland since he was just 13 years old. He was part of the winning squad at the 2010 U-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, which led to Ireland's participation in the 2010 U-19 Cricket World Cup. There, he made his Youth One Day International debut against South Africa U-19s. He started playing for Ireland A in 2008 and had coaching sessions with Somerset County Cricket Club.
Somerset County Cricket Club noticed George Dockrell when he was just 15, and he joined them in July 2010. However, his international commitments with Ireland limited his time with Somerset. He suffered a dislocated shoulder and missed much of his first season with the club. In the 2012 County Championship, he played a significant role, taking six wickets in a match against Middlesex. He was later released by Somerset at the end of the 2015 season.
He was the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker in the Inter-Provincial Cup in 2018, winning the Men’s Inter-Provincial Player of the Year award. he was set to play for the Dublin Chiefs in the Euro T20 Slam but the tournament was canceled in 2019. He scored his first century in List A cricket during the 2021 Inter-Provincial Cup for Leinster Lightning against Northern Knights on May 4, 2021, where he scored 100 in just 84 deliveries and went unbeaten.
George Dockrell made his debut for the senior Ireland team in the 2010 Quadrangular Twenty20 Series in Sri Lanka. His debut Twenty20 match against Afghanistan was also his debut Twenty20 International. In May 2011, he was part of Ireland's squad for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
He was named captain of Ireland's squad for the 2012 Under-19 World Cup. Dockrell played a significant role as the youngest player in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 and was even involved in a tight bowling display against England. He also played a key role in Ireland's journey in the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier and was part of the team's Test debut against Afghanistan in 2019.
He was initially named captain of the Ireland Wolves In 2021 but later opted out of the tour. George Dockrell was also named in Ireland's squad for their tours of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2023, both in Test and limited-overs formats.