It was a quieter week for the Irish in England as the Twenty20 season started in earnest.

There was one multi-day game though with George Dockrell turning out for Somerset against the Australians.

It wasn't the happiest of starts for the 20 year-old left-arm spinner as he finished with 0 for 76 in the first innings as well as collecting a pair when batting.

However it did end happily as he took the prize scalp of Michael Clarke, to go with the wickets of Usman Khawaja and Phil Hughes to finish with 3 for 78 in the six wicket defeat.

Gary Wilson performed steadily for Surrey in their T20 games, top scoring with 29 in their 5 wicket loss to Hants. He followed that up with 31 from 20 balls including two catches as his side got the better of Sussex by ten runs.

Tim Murtagh and Paul Stirling played in both Middlesex games with mixed results.

Murtagh took 0 for 30 and Stirling was dismissed for 0 - one of four Vernon Philander victims, but Adam Rossington blasted Middlesex to a D/L win over Kent.

Murtagh proved expensive in their 24 run defeat to a Luke Wright inspired Sussex. He had figures of 1 for 46, and despite a breezy 33 in 22 balls from Stirling, Middlesex fell short.