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Peter Gillespie recalls how schoolboy error almost cost him fastest Irish century

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Peter Gillespie

Peter Gillespie

Peter Gillespie

This weekend is the 15th anniversary of Ireland's fastest ever century - so, no, it wasn't Kevin O'Brien's famous 50-ball hundred against England at the World Cup in 2011.

That was still three balls slower than an innings largely forgotten by anyone who didn't see it, and the player who scored it tells the remarkable story of how it nearly didn't happen.

Peter Gillespie had never scored a century in his first 86 games for Ireland - he fell six runs short against Bangladesh seven years earlier - and despite passing 50 another 14 times, had never come closer.