A triumphant league campaign for the Belmont side broke the trophy monopoly of Waringstown, as they were deservedly crowned Premier League champions.

They lost their first league game of the season but that was to be their only blip as they won 13 league games on the bounce to lift the title.

Not only had the Belmont side undoubted quality, they also had depth, and that was most prevalent in the batting with SIX players scoring over 500 runs.

Chris Dougherty led the way with 803 runs as 38.24 scoring a century and four 50's , ahead of skipper Nigel Jones who was another centurion as he made 710 runs at 33.81 (3 fifties).

Overseas professional Matt McGillivray hit 593 runs at 39.53, hitting four half centuries, as did Jason van der Merwe (567 at 47.25), Ryan Hunter (557 at 46.42) and John Matchett - who also hit a century in making 526 runs at 25.05.

The bowling unit impressed too with Allen Coulter leading the way taking 46 wickets at 12.87, which saw top the charts in the NCU. His best-bowling being a remarkable 6 for 6 against Downpatrick which were the best figures recorded in the region.

McGillivray - in his final season with CIYMS - captured 35 wickets at 15.57.

Other players who passed the 20 wicket landmark were James Cameron Dow (25), Nigel Jones (24) and Jacob Mulder (22).

There's no doubt that CIYMS will look to sign a quality replacement for McGillivray, and have already been linked with Holywood all-rounder Mark Adair.

If they can keep their powerful squad intact, then there's no doubt they will be at the forefront of the challenge for major honours next year too.

CIYMS BATTING

Top Run Aggregates

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 C Dougherty CIYMS 24 24 3 803 122 38.24 1018 78.88 1 4 - 96 14 803
2 NG Jones CIYMS 24 23 2 710 109 33.81 843 84.22 1 3 1 61 19 710
3 M McGillivray CIYMS 24 21 6 593 98* 39.53 562 105.52 - 4 1 43 22 593
4 J van der Merwe CIYMS 24 19 7 567 82* 47.25 532 106.58 - 4 - 56 11 567
5 R Hunter CIYMS 21 18 6 557 77* 46.42 669 83.26 - 4 - 52 6 557
6 J Matchett CIYMS 22 22 1 526 118 25.05 589 89.30 1 4 - 61 5 526
7 J Mulder CIYMS 23 15 2 296 66 22.77 300 98.67 - 1 1 26 2 296
8 James Cameron-Dow CIYMS 24 13 3 120 22 12.00 162 74.07 - - - 8 2 120
9 A Coulter CIYMS 22 8 4 39 11* 9.75 52 75.00 - - 1 3 1 39
10 T Britton CIYMS 14 5 2 37 14* 12.33 54 68.52 - - 1 1 - 37
11 J Beattie CIYMS 3 1 1 18 18* - 16 112.50 - - - 1 - 18
12 K Rajavelu CIYMS 6 3 - 14 8 4.67 28 50.00 - - 1 - - 14
13 D Robinson CIYMS 22 6 3 9 3* 3.00 18 50.00 - - 1 - - 9
14 A Maitland CIYMS 5 2 - 4 4 2.00 4 100.00 - - 1 - - 4
15 C McCullough CIYMS 2 1 - 1 1 1.00 - - - - - - - 1

CIYMS BOWLING

Top Wicket Takers

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 A Coulter CIYMS 22 161.5 19 592 46 6-6 12.87 3.66 21.11 1 - 43 3 46
2 M McGillivray CIYMS 24 141.5 13 545 35 4-57 15.57 3.84 24.31 - - 15 1 35
3 James Cameron-Dow CIYMS 24 115.2 13 482 25 3-24 19.28 4.18 27.68 - - 27 3 25
4 NG Jones CIYMS 24 123 16 407 24 4-17 16.96 3.31 30.75 - - 31 1 24
5 J Mulder CIYMS 23 101 3 543 22 5-22 24.68 5.38 27.55 1 - 29 - 22
6 T Britton CIYMS 14 64.3 4 245 12 3-10 20.42 3.80 32.25 - - 7 - 12
7 J van der Merwe CIYMS 24 15.1 - 71 9 4-21 7.89 4.68 10.11 - - 4 - 9
8 D Robinson CIYMS 22 58.5 2 287 6 1-13 47.83 4.88 58.83 - - 13 1 6
9 K Rajavelu CIYMS 6 6 - 24 2 1-11 12.00 4.00 18.00 - - - - 2
10 J Matchett CIYMS 22 8 1 38 2 2-18 19.00 4.75 24.00 - - 1 - 2
11 H Auchmuty   1 1 - 9 1 1-9 9.00 9.00 6.00 - - - - 1
12 R Hunter CIYMS 21 3 - 10 1 1-10 10.00 3.33 18.00 - - - - 1
13 J Beattie CIYMS 3 2 - 12 1 1-12 12.00 6.00 12.00 - - - 1 1
14 A Maitland CIYMS 5 1 - 14 1 1-14 14.00 14.00 6.00 - - - - 1
15 C Dougherty CIYMS 24 4 - 27 1 1-27 27.00 6.75 24.00 - - 1 1 1
16 D Allison CIYMS 1 1 - 10 - 0-10 - 10.00 - - - 1 - 0
17 A Gupta CIYMS 1 2 - 15 - 0-15 - 7.50 - - - - - 0