Ireland's finest batsman

Our top order man Ports has already achieved so much with club and country in all formats. His time with Ireland has coincided with some of the country's greatest achievements: the victories over Pakistan and Bangladesh that took Ireland to the Super Eight's of the 2007 World Cup; qualification for the World T20 of 2009; victory over England in the World Cup of 2011 and consistent success in the Intercontinental Cup, which Ireland won in 2008 and 2013.

An outstanding fielder, Ports has captained Ireland at every level from U13 upwards. He took part in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2004 and then spent time at the ICC Winter Training Camp in 2006, later captaining Ireland A that year before leading the senior side in both white-ball formats ever since 2008.

He was signed by Gloucestershire on the back of his 2007 World Cup performances but left to join the Bears at the end of the 2010 season. He was a valuable member of the side that won the County Championship in 2012, the NatWest T20 Blast in 2014 and reached the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup that same season.