It was a season to forget for the Bleachgreen side as they fell through the relegation trap-door after losing the play-off convincingly against Ballyspallen.

It's fair to say they didn't enjoy the best of luck at times, with things going against them as so often happens when a team is struggling.

They were hampered by their overseas players arriving late and departing early - why does this happen so often? Ireland isn't exactly Yemen when it comes to hospitality.

Keeper/batsman Kevin Martin only played five times, with his final match seeing him make 60 in a win over eventual champions Bready.

Decker Curry led the way with the batting but missed out on the elusive 100th hundred despite passing 50 on five occasions.

He came closest in the penultimate match of the season when making 93 against former club Donemana, but alas it wasn't to be.

Curry made 632 runs at 35.11, while Steve Lazars also made five 50's making 518 runs at 28.78.

Skipper Gary Neely was a surprise with the bat, hitting 373 runs at 28.69, while Paul McDowell made 343 runs at 17.15.

Grant Mokoena was the club's only centurion at senior level, hitting 119 against Bonds Glen in the cup, to give him a total of 320 at exactly 40.

Gary Neely was the stand-out performer with the ball, taking 32 wickets at 16.38.

The only other bowler to reach the 20 wicket mark was their new recruit from St Johnston David Anthony, although they came at a cost of 34.80.

Conor Brolly's 19 wickets also cost 34 apiece, while Stevie Dunn captired 17 wickets at just over 26.

Decker Curry (13) and Steve Lazars (12) were the only other bowlers to reach double figures.

Ardmore's fielding was comfortably the worst in the division and a major factor in their relegation. They were slow and ponderous with a litany of missed chances every week, and definitely offers rooms for improvement.

The club are already making plans to strengthen over the winter, although their first task will be to persuade Decker Curry to give it one more season, albeit in Division Two.

ARDMORE BATTING

Top Run Aggregates

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 Decker Curry Ardmore 18 18 - 632 93 35.11 788 78.93 - 5 1 70 19 632
2 S Lazars Ardmore 18 18 - 518 75 28.78 664 78.01 - 5 1 65 11 518
3 G Neely Ardmore 20 19 6 373 61* 28.69 449 83.07 - 1 1 32 16 373
4 P McDowell Ardmore 20 20 - 343 64 17.15 322 93.17 - 2 3 37 10 343
5 G Mokoena Ardmore 8 8 - 320 119 40.00 361 82.27 1 1 - 40 5 320
6 P Harrigan Jnr Ardmore 18 18 3 249 43* 16.60 401 54.86 - - 3 15 2 249
7 C Brolly Ardmore 20 16 2 193 33 13.79 240 68.75 - - 2 18 3 193
8 A Ghumman Ardmore 7 7 - 174 54 24.86 312 55.77 - 1 1 19 1 174
9 C Curley Ardmore 15 15 1 146 39 10.43 183 79.78 - - 5 11 8 146
10 R Brolly Ardmore 10 10 - 142 38 14.20 181 63.54 - - 1 13 1 142
11 Kevin Martin Ardmore 5 5 - 121 60 24.20 203 59.61 - 2 - 18 - 121
12 D Anthony Ardmore 18 13 4 76 16* 8.44 95 74.74 - - - 7 1 76
13 S Gormley Ardmore 7 6 1 73 46* 14.60 74 98.65 - - 2 7 3 73
14 S Dunn Ardmore 12 8 4 70 21 17.50 97 72.16 - - - 3 4 70
15 N O'Brien Ardmore 1 1 - 19 19 19.00 33 57.58 - - - 2 1 19
16 K Brolly Ardmore 2 2 - 18 16 9.00 37 48.65 - - - 2 - 18
17 C King Ardmore 9 6 2 18 8 4.50 53 18.87 - - - - - 18
18 D McAllister Ardmore 2 2 - 14 12 7.00 36 33.33 - - - - - 14
19 George Brolly Ardmore 5 4 3 8 7* 8.00 37 18.92 - - 1 - - 8
20 C Young Ardmore 3 2 2 8 7* - 18 44.44 - - - - - 8

ARDMORE BOWLING

Top Wicket Takers

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 G Neely Ardmore 20 151 21 524 32 4-24 16.38 3.47 28.31 - - 3 2 32
2 D Anthony Ardmore 18 127.4 4 696 20 3-57 34.80 5.45 38.30 - - 13 1 20
3 C Brolly Ardmore 20 119.2 14 646 19 3-62 34.00 5.41 37.68 - - 12 8 19
4 S Dunn Ardmore 12 82.2 4 450 17 2-29 26.47 5.47 29.06 - - 24 5 17
5 Decker Curry Ardmore 18 103 6 454 13 2-8 34.92 4.41 47.54 - - 14 - 13
6 S Lazars Ardmore 18 108.2 7 497 12 4-45 41.42 4.59 54.17 - - 27 - 12
7 George Brolly Ardmore 5 35 3 195 8 3-41 24.38 5.57 26.25 - - 9 1 8
8 A Ghumman Ardmore 7 19 1 107 5 3-33 21.40 5.63 22.80 - - 1 - 5
9 C Curley Ardmore 15 15.3 - 92 3 2-16 30.67 5.94 31.00 - - 2 - 3
10 P Harrigan Jnr Ardmore 18 5.1 - 26 2 1-5 13.00 5.03 15.50 - - 2 - 2
11 S Gormley Ardmore 7 10 1 40 2 1-12 20.00 4.00 30.00 - - - - 2
12 C King Ardmore 9 6 - 51 1 1-27 51.00 8.50 36.00 - - - 1 1
13 R Brolly Ardmore 10 1 - 1 - 0-1 - 1.00 - - - - - 0
14 C Young Ardmore 3 3 - 15 - 0-15 - 5.00 - - - - - 0
15 G Mokoena Ardmore 8 4.1 - 44 - 0-13 - 10.56 - - - 15 2 0