It was a modest season in terms of league position for Newbuildings, but a historic one in which they officially opened and named their new ground, won the Eric Cooke T20, and came within one ball of reaching the Senior Cup final.

Chris Cooper's devastating spell of 4 for 1 almost had them in dreamland before the Eglinton last pair crept over the line as teenager Robbie Millar denied them a place in history.

It's been a remarkable story of achievement by Newbuildings in such a short space of time, and with the club already putting serious foundations in place, then the future looks to be bright for the area.

Looking at the stats, overseas player Clinton Pienaar had a modest campaign - Peat Salmon he wasn't - but still managed 497 runs at 24.85, hitting three fifties.

Marty Mehaffey passed 50 four times as he made 361 runs at 24.07, while Steven Wallace was the club's only senior centurion in making 329 runs at 27.42.

Tommy Thompson (319), Dean Mehaffey, (282), Chris Cooper (282), and Mark Hanna (245) all hit two 50's apiece.

With the ball, Jason Dunn was the stand-out performer, with 'Bull' taking 32 wickets at 19.31 - good enough to see  him placed 8th in the NW Championship averages.

Trent McKeegan was another teenager to hit the 20 wicket mark, taking 20 at 28.95, and his overseas winter placement in Australia should see him improve even further.

Tommy Thompson managed 18 wickets at 33, while Peter Allen took 13 wickets at just over 12.

The bowling lacked a little depth, and the club will be keen to strengthen in that area over the winter.

The club are hoping Peat Salmon returns as a local based player for 2019, and if that happens, then they will be classed as serious challengers for promotion.

 

NEWBUILDINGS BATTING

Top Run Aggregates

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 C Pienaar N'build 22 22 2 497 63 24.85 471 99.58 - 3 3 49 28 497
2 M Mehaffey N'build 18 17 2 361 73* 24.07 313 115.34 - 4 4 43 16 361
3 S Wallace N'build 12 12 - 329 142 27.42 379 86.81 1 1 1 46 3 329
4 T Thompson N'build 18 18 2 319 72 19.94 462 69.05 - 2 3 41 9 319
5 D Mehaffey N'build 15 15 1 284 89 20.29 400 68.25 - 2 3 36 3 284
6 C Cooper N'build 10 10 1 282 68 31.33 343 82.22 - 2 1 34 10 282
7 M Hanna N'build 17 16 1 245 77 16.33 274 82.85 - 2 5 28 5 245
8 D Moore N'build 19 18 1 231 42 13.59 397 58.19 - - 3 26 - 231
9 C Wallace N'build 15 13 1 192 41 16.00 315 50.48 - - 2 28 - 192
10 J Dunn N'build 21 19 2 185 40 10.88 282 65.60 - - 3 20 2 185
11 T McKeegan N'build 19 17 6 154 28 14.00 119 129.41 - - 3 13 7 154
12 J McIntyre N'build 8 6 1 107 51 21.40 115 93.04 - 1 - 10 7 107
13 R Hunter N'build 13 11 3 100 40 12.50 117 51.28 - - 2 8 1 100
14 P Allen N'build 6 5 - 61 39 12.20 101 60.40 - - 1 9 - 61
15 S Donnell N'build 6 5 2 56 28 18.67 87 49.43 - - - 6 - 56
16 G Robb N'build 2 2 1 31 31* 31.00 22 140.91 - - 1 1 3 31
17 L Roe N'build 1 1 - 10 10 10.00 31 32.26 - - - - - 10
18 R Mitchell N'build 1 1 - 10 10 10.00 - - - - - - - 10
19 A Bell N'build 1 1 - 7 7 7.00 31 22.58 - - - - - 7
20 J McCorkell N'build 3 3 - 6 4 2.00 36 16.67 - - - 1 - 6

NEWBUILDINGS BOWLING

Top Wicket Takers

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 J Dunn N'build 21 113.2 7 618 32 5-25 19.31 5.45 21.25 1 - 11 - 32
2 T McKeegan N'build 19 127 18 579 20 3-22 28.95 4.56 38.10 - - 32 3 20
3 T Thompson N'build 18 111 9 596 18 3-19 33.11 5.37 37.00 - - 28 6 18
4 P Allen N'build 6 30.1 3 162 13 4-25 12.46 5.37 13.92 - - 2 - 13
5 R Hunter N'build 13 93.3 8 516 10 2-18 51.60 5.52 56.10 - - 39 - 10
6 C Cooper N'build 10 37 2 216 9 4-1 24.00 5.84 24.67 - - 5 - 9
7 D Mehaffey N'build 15 51 4 274 9 3-49 30.44 5.37 34.00 - - 15 1 9
8 C Pienaar N'build 22 41 3 291 6 2-40 48.50 7.10 41.00 - - 5 1 6
9 S Donnell N'build 6 16.4 2 123 5 5-40 24.60 7.38 20.00 1 - 3 1 5
10 G Robb N'build 2 14 - 62 3 2-20 20.67 4.43 28.00 - - 8 - 3
11 D Moore N'build 19 3 - 24 1 1-24 24.00 8.00 18.00 - - 1 3 1
12 D Hannah N'build 2 4 - 27 1 1-27 27.00 6.75 24.00 - - 2 - 1
13 S Wallace N'build 12 2.4 - 31 1 1-19 31.00 11.62 16.00 - - 1 1 1
14 A Mitchell N'build 1 3 - 43 1 1-43 43.00 14.33 18.00 - - 1 - 1
15 R Mitchell N'build 1 9 - 74 1 1-74 74.00 8.22 54.00 - - - - 1
16 C Wallace N'build 15 10 - 109 1 1-87 109.00 10.90 60.00 - - 9 - 1
17 J McIntyre N'build 8 .4 - 10 - 0-10 - 15.00 - - - - - 0
18 D McCorkell N'build 1 3 - 29 - 0-29 - 9.67 - - - 1 - 0
19 J McCorkell N'build 3 11 - 97 - 0-29 - 8.82 - - - 4 3 0
20 M Hanna N'build 17 10 - 118 - 0-19 - 11.80 - - - 3 1 0