Ger Siggins (CricketEurope)
Jack Dickson’s century for Ireland U19 at the World Cup regional qualifier was the 24th scored by an Irishman at that level.
Some of the finest batsmen to have played for Ireland have made hundreds, including five by Paul Stirling, two by Eoin Morgan, and one each by William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie and Ed Joyce.
Of the first 15 centurions from 1985-2010, only Graham Hunter and Gareth McKee didn’t go on to play for Ireland.
But of the eight centurions since 2010, only two – Andy McBrine and Harry Tector – went on to win full caps.
It’s hard to imagine any of the others doing so either, besides Dickson. None of the others have played at even interpro level since 2019.
IRELAND UNDER 19 CENTURIONS
- MP Rea 109 Canada U19 Bermuda IYT July 1985
- G Hunter 105 Canada U19 The Green, Comber IYT July 1987
- EC Joyce 105 Denmark U19 Southampton Oval IYT July 1997
- WTS Porterfield 102 Netherlands U19 Goldenacre, Edinburgh EC D1 July 2001
- EJG Morgan 117 Uganda U19 MA Aziz, Bangladesh WC Feb 2004
- GI McKee 129 Netherlands U19 Freuchie EC D1 July 2005
- EJG Morgan 124 New Zealand U19 Colombo, Sri Lanka WC Feb 2006
- PR Stirling 118 Denmark U19 Osborne Park, Belfast EC July 2006
- PR Stirling 115* Denmark U19 Osborne Park, Belfast EC July 2006 (2 day)
- C Dougherty 107 Netherlands U19 Newforge, Belfast EC July 2006
- C Dougherty 131 Denmark U19 Osborne Park, Belfast EC July 2006
- PR Stirling 102 Netherlands U19 King City, Canada WCQ Sept 2009
- A Balbirnie 102 Afghanistan U19 King City, Canada WCQ Sept 2009
- PR Stirling 164 Vanuatu U19 King City, Canada WCQ Sept 2009
- PR Stirling 114 USA U19 Queenstown, NZ WC Jan 2010
- JB Van der Merwe 164 Denmark U19 Downpatrick EC July 2010
- ARM Berry 133 Denmark U19 Downpatrick EC July 2010
- AR McBrine 107* Vanuatu U19 Coleraine EC Aug 2011
- RA Hunter 108 Ulster Grasshoppers Carrickfergus F June 2012
- SC Cott 115 Isle of Man Carrickfergus Tour June 2015
- HT Tector 101 Namibia U19 Lincoln, NZ WC Jan 2018
- M Poskitt 114 Worcestershire Academy Dumbleton Tour July 2019
- NJ McGuire 105 Denmark U19, VOC Rotterdam, WCQ July 2019
- J Dickson 103* Jersey U19 Almeria, Spain WCQ Sept 2021