They may not have captured the league title, but two All-Ireland titles, plus the Senior and T20 cups mean it was another incredible success story for Waringstown.

Indeed, at one point of the season they held all six major trophies in the cabinet at The Lawn, captured for posterity by the BBC Newsline crew.

The batting was led by one of the most prolific opening partnerships in living memory, with both Adam Dennison and James Hall passing the 1000 run landmark comfortably.

Dennison scored four hundreds on his way to 1335 runs at 51.35, but was bettered in terms of average by Hall, who hit 1247 runs at 51.96, which included two centuries and nine fifties.

A feature of the Waringstown batting was not just the volume of runs scored, but the rate at which those runs came.

Dennison scored at a strike-rate of 91.10, while Hall was better that a run-a-ball at 100.66.

Shaheen Khan's 821 runs came at 115.09, averaging 45.61 thanks to two hundreds and five 50's, while skipper Greg Thompson's 756 runs came at a rapid 124.75 (seven 50's).

James McCollum and Lee Nelson passed 400 runs, while Kyle McCallan's 270 runs came at 30.00.

Depth, quality, and experience all make for a winning formula, and when you add the fact that they remained pretty much injury free, able to field a consistent team all year, then it's easy to see why they were so successful.

Thompson, Dennison, Hall, and Nelson never missed a game, while left-armer Phil Eaglestone missed just one all campaign.

Gary Kidd missed three matches with a finger injury, but still was the second most successful bowler in the NCU taking 45 wickets at 17.18.

Fellow spinner Lee Nelson remained under the radar a bit, but still picked up 35 victims at 17.89.

Eaglestone (34 at 27), McCallan (28 at 21.21) and Khan (26 at 25.08) all impressed too, while James Mitchell and Greg Thompson both reached double figures.

There's no sign of Waringstown's trophy appetite lessening, and although they will have to search for a new overseas player in 2019, it's inevitable that they will once again be the team to beat on all fronts.

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Top Run Aggregates

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 A Dennison W'Town 30 30 4 1335 147 51.35 1449 91.10 4 4 - 148 23 1335
2 J Hall W'Town 30 30 6 1247 175* 51.96 1212 100.66 2 9 2 120 53 1247
3 S Khan W'Town 27 23 5 821 126 45.61 709 115.09 2 5 1 71 28 821
4 G Thompson W'Town 30 25 7 756 93 42.00 602 124.75 - 7 1 80 27 756
5 J McCollum W'Town 23 19 4 428 76 28.53 517 79.11 - 3 3 43 3 428
6 L Nelson W'Town 30 24 5 404 54* 21.26 522 77.01 - 2 3 45 9 404
7 K McCallan W'Town 23 14 5 270 75 30.00 293 79.18 - 1 1 17 11 270
8 M McClean W'Town 22 14 5 189 54* 21.00 165 105.45 - 1 1 5 9 189
9 G Kidd W'Town 27 5 3 31 16 15.50 52 59.62 - - - 1 1 31
10 J Mitchell W'Town 24 9 5 22 7* 5.50 16 137.50 - - 1 3 - 22
11 A Mitchell W'Town 7 2 - 17 14 8.50 16 106.25 - - - 1 1 17
12 P Eaglestone W'Town 29 5 3 11 5 5.50 20 50.00 - - - 1 - 11
13 S Kidd W'Town 6 2 2 9 7* - 26 34.62 - - - - - 9
14 R Dennison W'Town 2 2 1 8 7* 8.00 9 88.89 - - - 1 - 8
15 Ross Waite W'Town 8 5 - 8 6 1.60 19 31.58 - - 3 - - 8
16 Johnny Hunter W'Town 2 1 - 7 7 7.00 - - - - - - - 7
17 Matthew Daly W'Town 1 1 - 3 3 3.00 4 75.00 - - - - - 3

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Top Wicket Takers

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 G Kidd W'Town 27 189.4 22 773 45 5-14 17.18 4.08 25.29 1 - 11 - 45
2 L Nelson W'Town 30 133 4 626 35 4-18 17.89 4.71 22.80 - - 15 - 35
3 P Eaglestone W'Town 29 160.4 12 918 34 3-16 27.00 5.71 28.35 - - 51 7 34
4 K McCallan W'Town 23 157 15 594 28 4-34 21.21 3.78 33.64 - - 21 - 28
5 S Khan W'Town 27 137.1 14 652 26 3-21 25.08 4.75 31.65 - - 42 2 26
6 J Mitchell W'Town 24 101 8 625 12 2-13 52.08 6.19 50.50 - - 19 - 12
7 G Thompson W'Town 30 35.1 1 219 11 4-46 19.91 6.23 19.18 - - 5 1 11
8 J Hall W'Town 30 13.2 1 71 8 5-20 8.88 5.32 10.00 1 - 3 - 8
9 J McCollum W'Town 23 33.1 2 197 8 3-28 24.62 5.94 24.88 - - 5 - 8
10 Johnny Hunter W'Town 2 5 - 15 1 1-15 15.00 3.00 30.00 - - 2 - 1
11 S Kidd W'Town 6 15 - 91 1 1-21 91.00 6.07 90.00 - - 1 - 1
12 A Dennison W'Town 30 1 - 2 - 0-2 - 2.00 - - - - - 0
13 Matthew Daly W'Town 1 2 - 8 - 0-8 - 4.00 - - - 1 - 0
14 M Waite W'Town 2 1 - 16 - 0-16 - 16.00 - - - 3 - 0
15 M Purse W'Town 1 2 - 19 - 0-19 - 9.50 - - - 2 - 0