Former Ireland captain William Porterfield has joined the coaching staff at Lancashire.

The 39 year-old joins from Gloucestershire where he had previously worked on new Lancashire coach Dale Benkenstein’s staff since 2022.

“I’m really pleased that William has been able to join me at Emirates Old Trafford ahead of the new season and look forward to continuing our working relationship," Benkenstein told the Lancashire CCC website.

“Will and I worked together for two years in Bristol and I think that he will add real skill and experience to our coaching staff here at Lancashire, both from his playing days and first steps into coaching.

“With Will and Craig White alongside me, I am really pleased to have my coaching team finalised as we head off on pre-season tour this week before the season gets underway in April."