Irish batsman Andrew White has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after he scored two half-centuries to guide his side to a crucial ICC Intercontinental Cup win over Canada.
The six-wicket win put Ireland back in contention to reach October's final in Dubai and White played a key role by scoring 84 in their first innings of 261 for nine declared and was then unbeaten on 59 as Ireland clinched victory on the final day.
Ireland had already bowled Canada out for a meagre 120 before they came to bat, and White top scored to give them a handy first-innings lead, and the guaranteed points that that brings under the cup's scoring system.
After Canada rallied to post 316, Ireland were set 176 to win and they got there with four wickets down to take the 20 points on offer for a win and White was named as the man of the match.
Other contenders for the award, in what was a quiet week on the pitch with little top level international cricket being played, were Graeme Swann, Trent Johnston and Umar Akmal.
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