Stephen Doheny signed off with a century in Kathmandu yesterday as the Ireland Wolves beat Nepal A by 69 runs to complete a 3-0 whitewash in their 50-overs series, and end a successful two-week tour on a high.

The Merrion wicketkeeper struck eight fours and two maximums in his 107 from 129 balls, and with PJ Moor adding 44, the Wolves posted 284-9 before leg spinners Ben White and Gavin Hoey got to work to stifle a spirited Nepal reply.

The home side, who at one stage were 171-2, needing less than a run a ball, collapsed to 215 all out, with White’s 5-62 doing the major damage and Hoey mopping up the tail to return 4-27.

Man-of-the-series Matthew Humphreys failed to take a wicket after his match-winning 5-32 and 6-8 in the first two games but, like Doheny, the left-arm spinner has nudged his way towards the front of the senior team’s waiting taxi rank.

Veteran Moor was consistent in both the T20 series, which the Wolves edged 2-1, and the longer games and probably deserves to lose his tag as a specialist Test match player, while seamer Liam McCarthy also enhanced his reputation.

The tour was a success too for Neil Rock, the captain, who scored runs and led his team intelligently. 

The 23-year-old former Rush skipper is another who, like Doheny, has fiddled around the fringes of the senior team without doing his talent justice, and Cricket Ireland will hope the trip to the Himalayas will help them both kick on to the next level.