After a fast start that had Holywood at or near the top of Section 1 until mid summer, the months of June and July saw a run of losses that required a strong finish to the season to finish in outright 4th place.

A top four finish had been set by the Club Committee as the target for the 2017 season.

The Club looks forward to a busy offseason and to strengthening the playing and, in particular, the coaching ranks for 2018 so as to strengthen its relationship with the North Down and Belfast Schools it partners with.

Bowling

Opening bowler David Kennedy had 32 wickets at 18.72 while his new ball partner Kyle Walsh, whose availability was restricted by medical exams, had 22 wickets at 17.73.

Jordan Wilson and Andy Haire, who both joined Holywood in 2017, had 27 wickets (17.89 average) and 25 wickets (19.24 average) respectively and were a valuable addition to the Club by strengthening our previously weak slow bowling department.

Ross and Mark Adair both contributed well with the ball when available and there were valuable contributions from Ron DeFreitas and Wesley Hurn at the end of the season to help win the final two matches.

The Club was pleased to see Callum Walsh make a return from a nearly season long neck injury to take 2 wickets in the penultimate match versus Academy.

Batting

Philip McCormick was leading run scorer with 482 at a 32.13 average, only 3 runs ahead of Ross Adair on 479 (68.43 average), despite the latter having played only 7 matches.

Player of the Year Jordan Wilson contributed 444 runs at a 27.75 average.