The North West Cricket Union held its annual presentation dinner in the White Horse Hotel on Friday night and upwards of 160 guests gathered to celebrate another successful season for the local region.
Cricket Ireland Chief Executive Warren Deutrom and President Robin Walsh were among a number of dignitaries who joined North West President Andrew Fleming for the glitzy evening in which there were several multiple award winners.
Donemana’s Andy McBrine, currently in Dubai with Ireland ahead of the World T20 Qualifiers was also among the winners. The 20-year old won the Bannigan Players’ Player of the Year award as well as the Emerging Warriors’ player and he too was named in the Team of the Year.
Fox Lodge’s Jonny Robinson claimed the Premier Division bowling trophy having taken 45 wickets for the Ballymagorry outfit, just edging out Coleraine duo Gordon Cooke and Jarred Barnes.
In the Championship it was a night of triumph too for Andrew Riddles, the Ardmore all-rounder claiming the Divisional batting award, the Warriors Player of the Year and included in the News Letter team to boot. Ricky McDaid of Drummond just touched off team mate Chris Moore for the bowling trophy. Ricky McDaid of Drummond just touched off team mate Chris Moore for the bowling trophy.
Thomas Thompson of Newbuildings picked up the Qualifying 1 bowling award while the batting shield went to Coleraine’s Rory Knox. Gregory McDaid and Gareth Martin from Crindle were named Qualifying 2 winners and team-mate Ivan McDaid was nominated by the Umpires for the Harry Henderson Fair Play award. Ballyspallen’s Ryan O’Neill was rewarded for an excellent season with the Qualifying 3 batting with Ardmore’s Robert Murray claiming the bowling honours.