Gareth Delany – Irish Bowler
Gareth Delany (Gareth James Delany ) was born on April 28, 1997, in Dublin, Ireland. He represents the national team in ODI and T20I competitions.
Gareth Delany: career
With good reason, he is considered one of the brightest all-rounders of his generation: Gareth’s game so impressed the team management that less than a year after his debut at the international level, he received an indefinite contract from Cricket Ireland. In particular, the head of the selection service, Andrew White, noted:
Over the past few years, we have worked hard to select and form a team in which the talent of young players would coexist with the experience of older players. This team will be able to fight on several fronts. I would like to add that we not only wish good luck to everyone who has received a contract, but also hope that this step will serve as a good motivation for the players who did not get into the main group.
Gareth received professional training at the Irish Cricket Academy – an educational institution opened in 2013 with the funds of the Indian Shapoorji Pallonji Group. The gifted player made his debut in May 2017, when he first appeared on the field in the “Leinster Lightning” colors as part of the Inter-Provincial Trophy. Less than a month later, Delany took part in the first-class Inter-Provincial Championship competitions, and in September, he got into the main application in the Inter-Provincial Cup.
It was assumed that in 2019, Gareth would play for Dublin Chiefs in the first ever Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament. Unfortunately, the competitions were canceled due to the financial difficulties of the organizers, who could not find enough funds for the equipment of temporary playgrounds, as well as settle all issues related to TV broadcasting.
A year later, Gareth had the opportunity to try his hand at the English County Championship. Thus, at the moment, there are two clubs in the cricketer’s track record:
- Leinster Lightning (2017-2020);
- Leicestershire (2020);
- Munster Reds (since 2021).
Gareth Delany: performances at the international level
Gareth Delany made his debut for the Irish national team in June 2019 (home series against the Scots). A little later, the staff included him in the list of players to play in the summer T20I series against the Zimbabwe national team.
The newcomer’s performance was so convincing that in the same season, he was included in the main application for the qualifying round of the T20 World Cup, which was to be held in the United Arab Emirates. At the end of the season, Delany received an invitation to the ODI competition, where the Irish had a test in a series of matches against the West Indies. The head coach of the national team, Graham Ford, noted:
I am very happy that such players as Mark Adair, Gareth Delany and Harry Tector have joined the national team. There is an atmosphere of confidence in the locker room. We have already managed to achieve some successes, and we hope to build on the next year.
In July 2020, Delany, along with twenty teammates, arrived in England to conduct a series of training sessions behind closed doors before the upcoming ODI matches. Later, the player received an invitation to join the tour in Bangladesh.
Gareth Delany: interesting facts
- Gareth’s middle name is James;
- Gareth’s sister Laura Catherine is also a professional cricketer, and his cousin David is trying his hand at the Irish League;
- Gareth Delany loves to cook and share photos of culinary experiments with his followers.
Gareth Delany: current statistics