Saturday, February 23, 2008

Player Profile(#7)...Eion Morgan(Ireland)

Player Profile(no#7)...Eion Morgan(Ireland):

Eion Morgan just reaches the crease

Eion Morgan takes a superb catch

Everyone must know the resilient effort that the Ireland team conjured up to stun most cricketing critics to reach the Super Eights stage of last years Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. They toppled Pakistan, which in cricketing circles has been a very legendary side and was the winner of the 1992 Cricket World Cup in Australia/New Zealand. A few players were key to that effort and Eion Morgan was one of those players that shone.

Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan born 10 September 1986 in Dublin is an Irish cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman, part-time right-arm medium bowler and an occasional wicket-keeper. He plays in English county cricket for Middlesex.
Morgan was a regular member of Ireland's youth teams and represented them at Under-15 and Under-17 level. He was selected in the Irish Under-19 squad for the 2003-04 Under-19 World Cup, and was Ireland's top run-scorer in the competition. Two years later, he captained Ireland in the 2005-06 Under-19 World Cup where he finished as the second-highest overall run-scorer. Morgan made his One Day International debut for Ireland on 5 August 2006 at the European Championships against Scotland. He nearly made a century on debut, scoring 99 before he was run out. It was the first time in ODI history that a player had been dismissed for 99 on debut. Only two other batsmen passed 20 as Ireland beat Scotland by 85 runs. His maiden ODI hundred came not long after, on the 4 February 2007 against Canada in Nairobi. He became the youngest ever non-subcontinental player to make a century in ODI cricket.

Morgan is the first cricketer to have scored a first-class double century for Ireland with an unbeaten 209 against the United Arab Emirates in February 2007 at Abu Dhabi. In February 2007, Morgan was named in Ireland's 15-man squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup

In May 2007, Morgan was named as one of England's twelfth men for the Lord's Test versus West Indies, and came on for Matthew Hoggard on the third day. Eoin was educated at Catholic University School on leeson street and won several senior cup cricket winners medals playing for CUS.

  • ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup, 2003/04 Averages: Ireland Under-19s
  • ICC Under-19s Cricket World Cup, 2005/06 Batting - Most Runs
  • Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, 5 August 2006
  • ODIs - Youngest to Score Century
  • Dominant Morgan sets Irish record

    Eion Morgan vs Kenya

    Eion Morgan vs South Africa

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