Waringstown opening batsman Adam Dennison was the standout performer this year, hitting a NCU-high 1335 runs at an average of 51.35.

He hit a record 145* to help his side win their first Challenge Cup trophy since 2013 Ė one of four competitions won by the Villagerís in 2018.

The 21-year-old has formed a magnificent opening partnership with James Hall, who also surpassed the 1000-run mark (1247).

Dennison and Andre Malan were the only two players to hit four centuries, with Dennisonís highest score of 147 coming against North Down a week after his Challenge Cup heroics.

Here, he reveals the best player he has played with and against, favourite ground and much more.

First cricket memory?

Watching my dad play cricket at Millpark at a very young age.

Highest ever score?

206 (Northern Knights vs North West Warriors)

Best figures?

1-1 off 1 against North Down. Got Ruhan out then Greg took me off.

Best player youíve played with?

Pat Cummins (NCU academy game against MCC)

Best player youíve played against?

Rashid Khan (U19 World Cup warm up)

Best piece of advice youíve ever got?

Jonty (Simon Johnston) always told us to just relax and express yourself, and have some fun..

Favourite match youíve been involved in?

Game that stands out was 2015 Irish Cup quarter-final at Clontarf. We got 320ish and they very nearly chased it..

Favourite sport except cricket?

Has to be football. Enjoy winters off watching Big Andy Mitchell at Glenavon.

Favourite ground?

Iíll be biased and say The Lawn, however Comber is a close second.