Neil Rock (born 24 September 2000) is an Irish wicket-keeper and left-handed batsman. His nickname is Pebbles. He played his first T20 match for Northern Knights in the Inter-Provincial tournament in May 2018. Rock was a member of the Irish squad that played in the 2018 U19 World Cup.
Ireland, Ireland A, Ireland Under-19, Northern Knights, Munster Reds, Ireland Wolves
In May 2018, Rock played his first List A match for Northern Knights. The same month, he appeared in his maiden first-class match for the same team in the Inter-Provincial Championship.
Ireland picked Rock in their squad named in December 2020 for their UAE tour to play the host side and Afghanistan.
Rock hasn’t played any Test matches.
He is yet to make his ODI debut.
To date, Rock has played 13 T20 matches, smashing 100 runs at an average of 11.11 and a scoring rate of 113.63 with 1 fifty. His highest score in a T20 game is 58 not out. He has taken 3 catches and made 2 stumpings in T20 matches.
Records and Facts
As of January 2021, Rock has featured in 8 first-class games in which he has stroked 209 runs at an average of 26.12 and a scoring rate of 42.13 with 1 fifty. His highest first-class score is 85. Rock has taken 12 catches and effected 1 stumping in these first-class matches.
List A Stats
Rock has starred in 17 List A games so far, cracking 288 runs at an average of 26.18 and a strike rate of 96.64 with 1 fifty. His highest score in a List A match is 78. He has taken 15 catches and effected 2 stumpings in this format.
Most Recent Matches
Rock’s most recent List A match was against Leinster Lightning in Dublin on 26 September 2020. Leinster won this game by three wickets with 41 balls to spare. Northern Knights batted first and scored 240/9 in their 50 overs, bolstered by opener James McCollum’s 60 off 77 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. Rock batted at no. 8 and contributed 48 off 36 balls with 4 fours and 1 six. However, his effort went in vain as Leinster easily overhauled the target.
Rock’s latest T20 match was for the team Munster Reds against Leinster Lightning on 1 September 2020. The match was reduced to 13 overs per side and Munster batted first and scored 76/8. Rock batted at no. 4 and scored 7 off 10 balls with 1 six. Leinster reached the target in 9.4 overs losing 3 wickets.