Waringstown, Templepatrick and Bready have been shortlisted for the prestigious Club of the Year Award.

The Northern Ireland trio of clubs had exceptional seasons, and it will be a tough choice for the judging panel to separate them.

Previous winners Waringstown though will be undoubted favourites, having won four major trophies in 2018, including all-Ireland success in the Senior Cup and T20 final.

Skipper Greg Thompson was justifiably proud of his team's efforts.

"To receive a nomination for the Cricket Ireland Team of the year tops off a great season. 2018 will live long in the memory for Waringstown Cricket Club.

"After the success of 2017 it was important to follow that up, and to arguably go one better by winning the Irish T20 thereby securing the first ever ‘Irish double’ is an achievement we view with a great sense of pride."

It was a historic year for Bready as the Magheramason side clinched the Premier title, as well as securing trophies throughout the club to cap a memorable year.

A club spokeperson said: "2018 has been a successful year for the club both on and off the field.

"With the 1st XI winning the NW Premiership Title for the first time in our 80 year history, and our 3rd & 4th XI winning their cup competitions, we’ve had a lot to celebrate throughout the 2018.

"The clubs philosophy is provide opportunities for or youth players to develop and it was great to see the 1st XI squad of around 16 players win the league this year for the first time, with 13 players having come through our youth system and Junior teams."

It  was an exceptional 2018 season for Templepatrick, during which the club picked up a superb six pieces of silverware across the club at adult and youth level.

"It is quite an honour for Templepatrick to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award," said TCC chairman John Busby.

"We have worked hard over many years to ensure that we are a healthy, growing, thriving club, and this year those efforts really came to fruition with the First XI winning the league unbeaten, Junior Cup and T20 Shield, the Second XI winning their league unbeaten, the Third XI securing promotion by finishing second in their league and reaching the cup final, as well as marked improvements in our Fourth XI results combined with our Under 15 and Under 13 teams both winning their leagues unbeaten.

"Regardless of the outcome on Friday evening, it is good to know that our efforts and successes, both on and off the field, are recognised by Cricket Ireland."

Any of the three clubs would be worthy winners, but the CricketEurope vote goes to Waringstown.