The CricketEurope polls to determine, in our readers' opinions, the outstanding players in Irish and Scottish international cricket have been topped by William Porterfield and Majid Haq, respectively.
Opening batsman Porterfield scored 1038 runs for Ireland in 2007 at an average of 39.92, including three centuries and five half-centuries. He started the year with an outstanding run at the World Cricket League Division 1 tournament in Nairobi and then came to global attention during the World Cup for his outstanding fielding performances. He finished the season by scoring 166 against Bermuda in the Intercontinental Cup match in Dublin.
Runner-up André Botha was largely responsible for Ireland's World Cup victory over Pakistan with an outstanding 10 over spell in which he took two wickets for just five runs. Injury problems struck him during much of the domestic season but he also finished on a high with centuries in his final two innings, against Scotland and Bermuda.
Majid Haq was Scotland's leading allrounder in 2007, scoring 611 international runs at 22.63 and taking 37 wickets at just over 29 runs apiece. He was promoted to the top of the batting order and played the pinch-hitting role very successfully on several occasions.
Scotland captain Ryan Watson (886 runs at 31,64 was runner-up with middle order batsman Neil McCallum in third place.