It was by far the worst season for overs lost in the interprovincials in 2019. Not one of the six games was completed, and only one game (Lightning v Knights at Sydney Parade) saw a team even start its second innings.

The table below shows how little cricket was actually played – just over six days worth of full play out of 18 days scheduled.

OVERS= Scheduled Bowled Average

2017 1,872 1,327 251

2018 1,872 1,571 262

2019 1,872 663 110

*104 overs per day (x3 x6 =1,872)

Only six out of 18 games have produced a winner since the tournament became first-class in 2017.

The averages are thus almost worthless, but nonetheless Simi Singh will enjoy the fact that he topped the averages and aggregates in both batting and bowling, meaning he’s a shoo-in for one Cricket Ireland award at least!

FINAL IRISH FIRST-CLASS AVERAGES 2019 (qualification: 100 runs or 6 wickets)

1. Simi Singh (LL) 204 runs at 102.00, 1 hundred
2. Harry Tector (NK) 189 runs at 89.50 1 hundred
3. William Porterfield (NWW) 123 runs at 61.50
4. Andy Balbirnie (LL) 133 runs at 44.33
5. Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (LL) 121 runs at 30.50

BOWLING
1. S Singh (LL) 13wkts at 8.18, BB 5-38
2. CA Young (NWW) 7 wkts at 10.14 BB 4-26
3. David Delany (NK) 6 wkts at 18.50 BB 3-48
4. George Dockrell (LL) 6 wkts at 20.16 BB 2-32
5. Barry McCarthy (LL) 8 wkts at 21.12 BB 5-51

WICKETKEEPING

5 W Smale (NWW), 4 N Rock (NK, 4ct), 3 LJ Tucker (LL, 3ct), 2 G Wilson (NK, 2ct), P Tice (LL, 2ct)


FIELDING

4 A Balbirnie (LL), 3 K O’Brien (LL), M Adair (NK), 2 M Ellison (NK)