A third place finish in the Premier League and a cup final appearance mean it wasn't a bad season for the Balrothery side who can be justifiably happy with their season.

Their overseas professional Malcolm Nofal was one of the stand-out players of the season, and the South African was remarkably consistent with both bat and ball.

He scored three hundreds and three fifties on his way to 816 runs at exactly 48 to top the batting charts.

Ireland U19 international Jamie Grassi hit 514 runs at 30.24 - also making three half centuries, while skipper Niall McGovern went one better, hitting four 50's on his way to 451 runs at 25.06.

Injury, illness and the pressure of becoming a father for the first time meant the talismanic Eddie Richardson wasn't at his most prolific, but still scored a century and two 50's on his way to 440 runs at 33.85.

Jonathan Andrews was the other batter of note, scoring 389 runs at 27.79 - three 50's.

The batting depth was the obvious strength of County, but the bowling didn't stand up as well.

Malcolm Nofal led the way, with 35 wickets at 14.11, while fellow spinner Adam Coughlan managed 25 wickets at just over 21.

Eddie Richardson was third in the charts with 18 at just over 25, while the only other two bowlers to reach double figures were Andrew Sheridan 913) and Sean Kinsgton (12).

The cup final loss will have been a difficult blow to take, but the club have youth in abundance and they will bounce back once again in 2019 to challenge for major honours.

NORTH COUNTY BATTING

Top Run Aggregates

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 Malcolm Nofal North County 18 18 1 816 160 48.00 783 104.21 3 3 - 83 27 816
2 J Grassi North County 17 17 - 514 91 30.24 559 91.95 - 3 - 74 6 514
3 N McGovern (Jnr) North County 18 18 - 451 75 25.06 579 77.89 - 4 1 65 2 451
4 EJ Richardson North County 15 15 2 440 103 33.85 520 84.62 1 2 1 40 12 440
5 Jonathan Andrews North County 15 15 1 389 76 27.79 479 81.21 - 3 2 41 3 389
6 T Sheil North County 13 12 3 188 45 20.89 256 73.44 - - 1 15 2 188
7 A Sheridan North County 15 15 1 157 65 11.21 219 71.69 - 1 3 13 4 157
8 Safdar Ali North County 9 9 1 122 35 15.25 92 132.61 - - 1 11 5 122
9 A Coughlan North County 15 12 - 93 33 7.75 200 46.50 - - 2 6 1 93
10 M Singh North County 7 5 1 53 19 13.25 85 62.35 - - - 4 1 53
11 C Mulvaney North County 15 10 4 46 13* 7.67 108 42.59 - - - 3 - 46
12 Sean Kingston North County 15 9 5 42 16* 10.50 49 85.71 - - 2 3 2 42
13 C May North County 6 5 1 32 12 8.00 59 54.24 - - 1 2 - 32
14 CK Sheil North County 5 4 1 13 6* 4.33 37 35.14 - - 1 - - 13
15 O Graham North County 4 2 1 7 7 7.00 18 38.89 - - - 1 - 7
16 Ciaran Sheridan North County 1 1 1 6 6* - 8 75.00 - - - - - 6
17 I Arshad North County 1 1 1 4 4* - 6 66.67 - - - - - 4
18 A Gugale North County 2 1 1 2 2* - 2 100.00 - - - - - 2
19 Luke Whelan North County 1 1 - 1 1 1.00 2 50.00 - - - - - 1

NORTH COUNTY BOWLING

Top Wicket Takers

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 Malcolm Nofal North County 18 129.1 16 494 35 5-16 14.11 3.82 22.14 2 - 8 1 35
2 A Coughlan North County 15 110.3 12 540 25 4-29 21.60 4.89 26.52 - - 17 1 25
3 EJ Richardson North County 15 92.1 4 451 18 4-31 25.06 4.89 30.72 - - 22 3 18
4 A Sheridan North County 15 73 2 449 13 3-27 34.54 6.15 33.69 - - 31 5 13
5 Sean Kingston North County 15 84.3 2 461 12 3-42 38.42 5.46 42.25 - - 20 1 12
6 C Mulvaney North County 15 52 - 305 9 5-30 33.89 5.87 34.67 1 - 3 4 9
7 O Graham North County 4 13 - 55 7 4-37 7.86 4.23 11.14 - - 1 - 7
8 CK Sheil North County 5 35.3 5 143 5 3-16 28.60 4.03 42.60 - - 11 - 5
9 M Singh North County 7 26 - 138 3 1-16 46.00 5.31 52.00 - - 6 - 3
10 Jonathan Andrews North County 15 3.4 1 22 1 1-7 22.00 6.00 22.00 - - 1 - 1
11 A Mooney North County 3 4 - 26 1 1-26 26.00 6.50 24.00 - - 1 - 1
12 N McGovern (Jnr) North County 18 2 - 21 - 0-21 - 10.50 - - - - 1 0