It was a season to forget for The Hills who finished sixth in the Premier League and never threatened in the cup competitions with early exits being the order of the day.

They lost Sean Terry mid-way through the season which didn't help, and there were also injuries to a number of key personnel.

No player passed 400 runs, although Nic Pretorius came close as he made 395 runs at 28.21 (3 50's).

Albert van der Merwe was next as he made 351 runs at 29.25, while Sean Terry was the only senior centurion as he made 348 runs at 38.67.

Overseas player Daya Singh scored 314 runs at 26.17 which included three half centuries, while Max Sorensen hit 287 at 19.13, and Mark Donegan made 263 runs at 16.44.

On the bowling front, Leinster Lightning coach Van Der Merwe was the stand-out performer, taking 30 wickets at just 13.10, with one five wicket haul.

Daya Singh was a considerable way behind taking 18 wickets at 19.44, while Max Sorensen's 14 wickets cost over 31.

Luke Clinton (11) and Nazeer Shaukat (10) were the only others to reach double figures.

The club have moved to address their shortcomings and the capture of Irish international all-rounder Simi Singh will go some way to bolstering their playing ranks.

Former NW Warrior Kyllin Vardhan is also playing locally and should prove a useful acquisition too, as the club seek a return to winning trophies.

It's great to see the re-development work also taking place at Milverton which will keep one of the country's best venues at the forefront of Irish cricket over the next few years.

THE HILLS BATTING

Top Run Aggregates

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 N Pretorius The Hills 15 14 - 395 69 28.21 520 75.96 - 3 - 49 4 395
2 A van der Merwe The Hills 15 15 3 351 57 29.25 622 56.43 - 1 1 25 7 351
3 S Terry The Hills 9 9 - 348 101 38.67 567 61.38 1 2 - 43 2 348
4 Daya Singh The Hills 13 13 1 314 87 26.17 365 86.03 - 3 - 26 7 314
5 MC Sorensen The Hills 16 15 - 287 54 19.13 309 92.88 - 1 2 28 11 287
6 Mark Donegan The Hills 16 16 - 263 45 16.44 454 57.93 - - 3 33 3 263
7 Tomas Murphy The Hills 16 15 3 185 47* 15.42 318 58.18 - - 1 12 4 185
8 Naseer Shoukat The Hills 13 12 5 98 23 14.00 102 96.08 - - 1 10 1 98
9 A Kavanagh The Hills 14 12 2 87 17 8.70 193 45.08 - - - 7 - 87
10 H Archer The Hills 11 9 - 68 35 7.56 135 50.37 - - 3 9 - 68
11 Kyllin Vardhan The Hills 4 4 - 43 28 10.75 48 89.58 - - - 8 - 43
12 Mohammed Ramazan The Hills 2 1 - 36 36 36.00 38 94.74 - - - 6 - 36
13 W Archer The Hills 6 4 2 33 12* 16.50 60 55.00 - - - 3 - 33
14 L Clinton The Hills 14 9 5 32 19 8.00 48 66.67 - - 1 1 2 32
15 M Baumgart The Hills 1 1 - 28 28 28.00 77 36.36 - - - 4 - 28
16 Cian Nulty The Hills 4 3 - 8 6 2.67 14 57.14 - - 1 - 1 8
17 K Everard The Hills 5 3 3 4 4* - 8 50.00 - - - - - 4
18 R Mehraj The Hills 1 1 - 3 3 3.00 5 60.00 - - - - - 3

THE HILLS BOWLING

Top Wicket Takers

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 A van der Merwe The Hills 15 113.2 10 393 30 5-13 13.10 3.47 22.67 1 - 10 - 30
2 Daya Singh The Hills 13 82 6 350 18 3-26 19.44 4.27 27.33 - - 18 5 18
3 MC Sorensen The Hills 16 89 7 443 14 5-26 31.64 4.98 38.14 1 - 61 11 14
4 L Clinton The Hills 14 89.5 11 335 11 3-33 30.45 3.73 49.00 - - 4 2 11
5 Naseer Shoukat The Hills 13 82.3 12 330 10 3-13 33.00 4.00 49.50 - - 13 1 10
6 Tomas Murphy The Hills 16 61 5 319 9 4-33 35.44 5.23 40.67 - - 17 6 9
7 K Everard The Hills 5 10 1 30 2 1-3 15.00 3.00 30.00 - - 6 - 2
8 S Terry The Hills 9 25 1 126 2 1-25 63.00 5.04 75.00 - - 5 - 2
9 R Mehraj The Hills 1 2 - 14 1 1-14 14.00 7.00 12.00 - - - - 1
10 Cian Nulty The Hills 4 2.2 - 23 1 1-1 23.00 9.86 14.00 - - 1 - 1
11 A Kavanagh The Hills 14 10.5 - 73 1 1-14 73.00 6.74 65.00 - - 5 - 1
12 H Archer The Hills 11 1 - 13 - 0-13 - 13.00 - - - - - 0