Despite losing a number of high profile players, Coleraine managed a second place finish in the Premier League, which showed the value of teamwork rather than individual efforts.

They did struggle at times with injury and availability problems, and that highlighted the lack of depth in their young squad.

They did threaten a league challenge at times, but every time they got themselves in a strong position they lost out.

Skipper Scott Campbell led the run charts with 430 runs at 28.67, followed by Graham Hume who managed 386 at 27.57.

Rishi Chopra had similar stats, making 375 at 26.79, while teenager Marcus Poskitt managed 327 runs at 20.44.

Innings of the year belonged to Varun Chopra, whose unbeaten 86 in the first game of the season saw the Bannsiders managed a comeback win of Lazarus proportions against Ardmore - a result which was to define both clubs seasons.

A word too for Vischal Chopra, who took the nail out of the boots in making a half century at Brigade.

If truth be told, the batting was at times very ordinary, and the strength of the Coleraine season could be seen in their formidable bowling.

South African professional Graham Hume spearheaded their efforts, taking 32 wickets at just 11 and an economy rate of 2.40.

Scott Campbell equalled his haul, also capturing 32 wickets at 15.88, while Stephen Hutchinson claimed 26 wickets, and Rishi Chopra 25.

Varun Chopra's shoulder injury meant he fell short of the 20 mark on 16, while the gap to the next was a huge one.

There's no doubt Coleraine will have been pleased with their efforts in 2018, and if they can add a bit of depth to their quality then they should once again secure a top half finish.

COLERAINE BATTING

Top Run Aggregates

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 S Campbell C'raine 16 16 1 430 59 28.67 671 63.64 - 3 - 45 7 430
2 G Hume C'raine 19 18 4 386 52* 27.57 575 63.48 - 1 - 30 4 386
3 R Chopra C'raine 15 15 1 375 90 26.79 583 64.32 - 2 2 29 6 375
4 Marcus Poskitt C'raine 16 16 - 327 66 20.44 529 61.81 - 2 2 33 2 327
5 T Chopra C'raine 7 7 1 231 57 38.50 281 82.21 - 1 - 35 5 231
6 Varun Chopra C'raine 12 12 5 212 86* 30.29 299 70.90 - 1 1 20 1 212
7 M Hutchinson C'raine 18 15 2 148 34 11.38 280 52.14 - - 1 12 1 148
8 P Douglas C'raine 13 13 2 106 26 9.64 173 46.24 - - - 4 - 106
9 P Carson C'raine 15 12 1 102 30 9.27 230 43.48 - - 1 9 - 102
10 S Harper C'raine 17 12 2 98 24 9.80 217 42.86 - - 2 4 1 98
11 Vishal Chopra C'raine 8 7 3 95 63* 23.75 122 73.77 - 1 1 6 2 95
12 B Acheson C'raine 7 4 3 25 12* 25.00 24 54.17 - - - 2 - 25
13 S Hutchinson C'raine 19 8 2 25 9* 4.17 61 34.43 - - 2 1 - 25
14 S Hunter C'raine 2 1 1 12 12* - 8 150.00 - - - 1 - 12
15 Mikey Poskitt C'raine 1 1 - 10 10 10.00 12 83.33 - - - 1 - 10
16 S Khan C'raine 13 5 3 9 8 4.50 21 38.10 - - 1 - 6 9
17 W Torrens C'raine 3 1 - 4 4 4.00 23 17.39 - - - - - 4
18 A Douglas C'raine 4 1 1 2 2* - 2 100.00 - - - - -

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COLERAINE BOWLING

Top Wicket Takers

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 G Hume C'raine 19 146.5 35 352 32 5-18 11.00 2.40 27.53 1 - 17 1 32
2 S Campbell C'raine 16 125 10 508 32 5-11 15.88 4.06 23.44 2 - 7 1 32
3 S Hutchinson C'raine 19 149.4 16 621 26 4-26 23.88 4.15 34.54 - - 40 - 26
4 R Chopra C'raine 15 103 6 438 25 5-46 17.52 4.25 24.72 1 - 26 1 25
5 Varun Chopra C'raine 12 59.3 - 329 16 4-3 20.56 5.53 22.31 - - 4 - 16
6 A Douglas C'raine 4 15 - 73 4 3-35 18.25 4.87 22.50 - - 5 - 4
7 M Hutchinson C'raine 18 17.4 - 141 4 2-37 35.25 7.98 26.50 - - 7 2 4
8 S Khan C'raine 13 29 1 171 3 2-20 57.00 5.90 58.00 - - 9 - 3
9 B Acheson C'raine 7 35 4 138 2 1-29 69.00 3.94 105.00 - - 2 - 2