It was very much a case of mission accomplished for Lisburn as they won Section One and ensured an immediate return to Premiership cricket for 2019.

It was very much a team effort, with many contributing to their 15 wins and just three losses as they pipped Holywood to the crown.

Adam Berry led the way in the batting with 628 runs at 39.25 which included three 50's and one hundred.

David Simpson was the other centurion, and four fifties as he hit 585 runs at just over 41.

Mark Berry scored 442 runs at 24.56, while Robert Rankin made 405 runs at 19, and Jonathan Waite 386 at over 18.

David Simpson was the stand-out performer with the ball, capturing 41 wickets at just over 15, which included three 5-wicket hauls.

Mark Berry was another who enjoyed a fine all-round campaign, taking 35 wickets at 20.43, while Calum Atkinson practised what he preaches on a daily basis by claiming 30 wickets at just 13.13.

Other double figure returns were achieved by Richard McConkey (17), Michael Glass (16) and Adam Berry (11).

Reflecting on the season, a club spokesperson said:

"The club is delighted with the success of the First XI in achieving promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

"The whole squad worked hard throughout the winter and reaped the rewards winning Section 1.

"There has been a great atmosphere around the club and everyone is looking forward to the 2019 season.

"The club will look to add an overseas professional to strengthen the First XI and to also provide coaching to our ever growing youth section."

LISBURN 2018 STATS (compiled by Seymour Sweeney)

# Name Club ID Mts Inn NO HS 50 100 4s 6s Dks Avg SR Runs Overs Maid RunsA BBowl 5I 10 Avg Econ SR Wkt Ct St RO
1 Atkinson, C P LiCC A1 19 12 4 37* - - 8 2 1 16.38 77.51 131 132.0 21 406 6-23 1 - 13.53 3.08 26.40 30 6 - -
2 Berry, A M R LiCC B1 21 21 5 125* 3 1 59 18 - 39.25 77.34 628 70.0 4 328 4-27 - - 29.82 4.69 38.18 11 3 - 3
3 Berry, M G P LiCC B2 22 19 1 75 2 - 27 26 2 24.56 59.09 442 194.0 27 715 4-33 - - 20.43 3.69 33.26 35 3 - 2
4 Booth, R LiCC   1 - - 0 - - - - - - - - 5.0 - 15 3-15 - - 5.00 3.00 10.00 3 - - -
5 Browne, G LiCC B3 10 6 2 13 - - 2 - 1 6.25 40.98 25 53.0 4 253 4-28 - - 36.14 4.74 45.71 7 1 - 3
6 Doak, Na LiCC D1 2 1 - 0 - - - - 1 0.00 0.00 - 3.0 - 23 0-23 - - 0.00 7.67 - - 1 - -
7 Doak, Ne LiCC D2 2 1 - 1 - - - - - 1.00 25.00 1 3.0 - 16 0-16 - - 0.00 5.33 - - - - 1
8 Elliott, G LiCC E1 1 1 1 1* - - - - - - 9.09 1 0.0 - -   - - 0.00 0.00 - - 2 - -
9 Ferguson, P LiCC F1 17 15 4 51* 1 - 26 4 - 24.09 69.01 265 16.0 - 137 3-34 - - 19.57 8.56 13.71 7 7 - -
10 Glass, M LiCC G1 12 9 6 24 - - 7 - 2 22.00 55.93 66 83.0 3 332 3-26 - - 20.75 3.98 31.25 16 2 - -
11 Halliday, G LiCC H1 19 13 2 56* 2 - 18 5 1 20.18 69.16 222 0.0 - -   - - 0.00 0.00 - - 27 1 1
12 Holohan, J LiCC   3 - - 0 - - - - - - - - 13.0 1 38 1-10 - - 19.00 2.92 39.00 2 1 - -
13 Kilpatrick, N LiCC K1 6 5 2 41* - - 11 - 1 31.00 110.71 93 0.0 - -   - - 0.00 0.00 - - 4 1 -
14 Magowan, J LiCC M1 1 1 - 12 - - 2 - - 12.00 57.14 12 0.0 - -   - - 0.00 0.00 - - 3 - -
15 Martelli, J LiCC M2 1 - - 0 - - - - - - - - 0.0 - -   - - 0.00 0.00 - - - - -
16 McConkey, R. W. LiCC M3 19 7 4 12* - - 3 1 2 10.33 70.45 31 94.0 7 458 3-29 - - 26.94 4.86 33.29 17 3 - 4
17 McGill, G LiCC M4 1 1 - 0 - - - - 1 0.00 0.00 - 0.0 - -   - - 0.00 0.00 - - - - -
18 Rankin, R LiCC R1 22 22 1 82 2 - 50 6 3 19.29 67.50 405 0.0 - -   - - 0.00 0.00 - - 12 - 1
19 Simpson, D LiCC S1 20 18 4 126 4 1 58 5 - 41.79 63.79 585 183.0 37 625 6-17 3 - 15.24 3.40 26.90 41 8 - 1
20 Simpson, R LiCC S2 22 16 1 51 1 - 25 - 1 13.87 53.61 208 11.0 1 50 3-36 - - 16.67 4.55 22.00 3 4 - -
21 Waite , J LiCC W3 21 21 - 62 3 - 50 9 2 18.38 65.76 386 0.0 - -   - - 0.00 0.00 - - 2 - -