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Ireland spinner George Dockrell set for Somerset move

George Dockrell
Dockrell is a full Ireland international

Somerset have offered Ireland spinner George Dockrell a two-year contract.

The 17-year-old, who played in the ICC World Twenty20 in May, took part in Somerset's warm-up before their t20 match with Kent at Taunton.

"Everyone has been very friendly and it looks like a great place to play cricket," he said.

"I'm looking forward to playing my first game for a Somerset at Bath tomorrow and hopefully the contract will be sorted out very soon."

Dockrell, who turns 18 next week, made his one-day debut for Ireland in April against West Indies and played against England in the ICC World Twenty20.

He added: "My ambitions are to keep making progress with Ireland, but also to get into a county first team by developing all aspects of my game.

"Taking three wickets against West Indies gave me a huge boost in confidence. I was very nervous before that game, but by the time we came to play England I was a lot calmer."



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