For CIYMS it was a mixed campaign by their high standards, losing six times in the league, but there was more silverware as they were victorious yet again in the Challenge Cup final.

At full strength the Belmont side are a formidable presence, and that proved the case in their cup run which culminated in the 127-run destruction of North Down on their home patch in the decider.

The league though saw them too often without several of their big guns, with Mark Adair and Graham Kennedy absent on representative duty, while Allen Coulter missed a good chunk of the season with injury.

Jacob Mulder topped the wicket taking charts for CIYMS, with his 30 wickets coming at 19.23, while James Cameron-Dow claimed 29 scalps ay 25.83.

Graham Kennedy's transformation to left-arm spin proved successful and it looks like only being a matter of time before it's rewarded with senior international recognition. His 25 wickets came at just 15.12.

Chris Robinson had the only five-wicket haul at senior level for the club, and it helped him take 18 wickets - the same as skipper Nigel Jones.

Other double figure contributions came from Carson McCullough (13), Mark Adair (11), and Allen Coulter (10).

A word too for Trevor Britton, as Ted retired from senior cricket and we wish him well for the future. He's been a great servant for the club.

On the batting front, Chris Dougherty topped the run charts yet again, as his solid, dependable presence saw him score 902 runs at over 37. He scored seven 50s and one century.

Nigel Jones was second with 740 runs at just under 50, while John Matchett scored 680 at just over 32, boasting an impressive strike rate of over 100.

Jason van der Merwe hit 571 at 27.19, while the real bonus for them was the runs of James Cameron-Dow, who made 510 runs at just under 27, including the only other senior hundred for them.

Jacob Mulder scored important runs with his 364 runs at 28, while Mark Adair and Graham Kennedy passed the 200 run mark.

TOP WICKET TAKERS

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 J Mulder CIYMS 19 124.3 5 577 30 3-9 19.23 4.63 24.90 - - 9 - 30
2 James Cameron-Dow CIYMS 25 124 2 749 29 4-12 25.83 6.04 25.66 - - 10 3 29
3 G Kennedy CIYMS 13 91.4 8 378 25 4-11 15.12 4.12 22.00 - - 15 - 25
4 C Robinson CIYMS 14 84.1 11 334 18 5-55 18.56 3.97 28.06 1 - 19 - 18
5 NG Jones CIYMS 22 130 11 574 18 4-27 31.89 4.42 43.33 - - 21 1 18
6 C McCullough CIYMS 19 67.3 4 376 13 3-39 28.92 5.57 31.15 - - 11 1 13
7 Mark Adair CIYMS 9 33.1 5 129 11 4-23 11.73 3.89 18.09 - - 12 2 11
8 A Coulter CIYMS 13 65.5 2 430 10 3-59 43.00 6.53 39.50 - - 50 1 10
9 T Britton CIYMS 11 63.1 1 356 9 3-56 39.56 5.64 42.11 - - 8 1 9
10 D Robinson CIYMS 11 37 2 255 6 2-23 42.50 6.89 37.00 - - 14 6 6
11 J Matchett CIYMS 23 16 1 120 5 3-20 24.00 7.50 19.20 - - 10 - 5
12 J van der Merwe CIYMS 25 5 - 28 2 2-28 14.00 5.60 15.00 - - 6 - 2
13 Mark Cleghorne CIYMS 4 4 - 16 - 0-16 - 4.00 - - - 1 - 0
14 K Rajavelu CIYMS 2 4 - 31 - 0-31 - 7.75 - - - - - 0
15 A Kennedy CIYMS 9 18 - 141 - 0-12 - 7.83 - - - 9 2 0

TOP RUN SCORERS

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 C Dougherty CIYMS 25 25 1 902 126* 37.58 1062 84.93 1 7 1 99 25 902
2 NG Jones CIYMS 22 19 4 740 98 49.33 811 91.25 - 6 1 59 25 740
3 J Matchett CIYMS 23 23 2 680 82* 32.38 672 101.19 - 6 1 79 23 680
4 J van der Merwe CIYMS 25 24 3 571 74 27.19 650 87.85 - 2 2 61 8 571
5 James Cameron-Dow CIYMS 25 22 3 510 104 26.84 690 73.91 1 2 2 58 9 510
6 J Mulder CIYMS 19 17 4 364 55 28.00 403 90.32 - 1 1 31 5 364
7 G Kennedy CIYMS 13 11 - 223 72 20.27 314 71.02 - 1 - 20 3 223
8 Mark Adair CIYMS 9 9 - 203 66 22.56 132 153.79 - 1 1 18 13 203
9 D Miller CIYMS 20 16 4 183 50 15.25 232 78.88 - 1 4 12 8 183
10 C McCullough CIYMS 19 9 4 102 28 20.40 160 63.75 - - - 8 1 102
11 J Beattie CIYMS 7 7 1 43 11* 7.17 73 58.90 - - 1 4 - 43
12 D Robinson CIYMS 11 4 2 41 17 20.50 57 71.93 - - - 5 - 41
13 A Kennedy CIYMS 9 5 4 25 15* 25.00 48 52.08 - - 1 3 - 25
14 Mark Cleghorne CIYMS 4 3 1 25 17 12.50 31 80.65 - - 1 4 - 25
15 T Britton CIYMS 11 6 2 24 10* 6.00 37 64.86 - - - 1 - 24
16 A Coulter CIYMS 13 7 3 20 7* 5.00 32 62.50 - - 1 1 1 20
17 C Robinson CIYMS 14 7 2 18 7 3.60 39 46.15 - - 1 - - 18
18 K Rajavelu CIYMS 2 1 1 7 7* - 7 100.00 - - - 1 - 7