It was another season of rebuilding for the Shaw's Bridge side who won five of their fourteen league games to finish sixth in the league, while they reached the semi-final of the senior cup.

The bowling unit fared better than the batters, with two young spinners - Cian Robertson (pictured below) and Ben Rose - both taking 33 wickets to finish fourth and fifth in the NCU aggregates.

They also had five wicket hauls, as did James Magee, who was the only other Inst player in the NCU top 20, taking 25 wickets at 28.68.

Other double figure bowling contributions came from Andy White (18 at 28.89), and Cade Carmichael (13 at 26.85).

There was no senior centurion at the club, but six players scored 18 fifties between them as all made more than 300 runs.

None of the six batters aggregates was enough to break into the NCU top 20 - Nikolai Smith the top for them making 523 at 27.53 (3 x 50s). That was just ahead of Ollie Metcalfe who also scored three half centuries in his 511 at 28.39.

Shane Getkate congratulated

James Hunter made 458 at just over 30, while Irish international Shane Getkate was in excellent form when available, scoring 435 runs, while averaging 62.14 (4 x 50s).

South African youngster Cade Carmichael showed glimpses of his talent as he made 327 at 23.36, while Ireland U19 international Jack Dickson returned 320 runs at exactly 32.

The club's youth production line shows no sign of stopping and they enjoyed great success in 2021 which augurs well for the future health at Shaw's Bridge.

TOP WICKET TAKERS

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 Cian Robertson Inst 24 178.3 16 721 33 5-18 21.85 4.04 32.45 1 - 13 - 33
2 B Rose Inst 22 144.2 7 729 33 5-53 22.09 5.05 26.24 1 - 22 2 33
3 J Magee Inst 23 136.2 13 717 25 5-14 28.68 5.26 32.72 1 - 37 12 25
4 A White Inst 19 126.5 9 520 18 2-8 28.89 4.10 42.28 - - 19 - 18
5 C Carmichael Inst 19 68 3 349 13 2-13 26.85 5.13 31.38 - - 14 2 13
6 Shane Getkate Inst 10 56 5 283 9 3-22 31.44 5.05 37.33 - - 9 - 9
7 J Hunter Inst 19 37 1 194 8 4-25 24.25 5.24 27.75 - - 19 - 8
8 Nathan Cole Inst 11 43 4 184 7 3-16 26.29 4.28 36.86 - - 22 - 7
9 James Lambert Inst 14 28 - 194 4 1-24 48.50 6.93 42.00 - - 14 3 4
10 James Rose Inst 18 18.4 - 115 3 1-12 38.33 6.16 37.33 - - 8 - 3
11 N Cole Inst 1 5 2 19 1 1-19 19.00 3.80 30.00 - - 1 - 1
12 Nikolai Smith Inst 24 7 1 46 1 1-16 46.00 6.57 42.00 - - 13 - 1
13 M Peak Inst 3 6 - 70 1 1-22 70.00 11.67 36.00 - - 13 6 1
14 R Craigan Inst 1 2 - 16 - 0-16 - 8.00 - - - - - 0

TOP RUNS

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 Nikolai Smith Inst 24 24 5 523 70* 27.53 678 77.14 - 3 - 63 7 523
2 O Metcalfe Inst 21 20 2 511 62* 28.39 624 81.89 - 3 - 62 8 511
3 J Hunter Inst 19 17 2 458 86* 30.53 682 67.16 - 2 - 46 5 458
4 Shane Getkate Inst 10 9 2 435 94* 62.14 293 148.46 - 4 - 32 25 435
5 C Carmichael Inst 19 16 2 327 83 23.36 411 79.56 - 3 2 34 5 327
6 Jack Dickson Inst 12 10 - 320 84 32.00 377 84.88 - 3 - 43 6 320
7 A White Inst 19 17 5 196 42 16.33 334 58.68 - - 1 13 1 196
8 James Rose Inst 18 12 2 149 33 14.90 230 64.78 - - - 12 1 149
9 B Rose Inst 22 17 4 127 24* 9.77 210 60.48 - - 7 15 1 127
10 Cian Robertson Inst 24 13 4 78 22 8.67 145 53.79 - - 2 4 1 78
11 J Metcalfe Inst 3 3 - 43 35 14.33 65 66.15 - - 1 6 - 43
12 J McClurkin Inst 4 4 - 39 26 9.75 49 79.59 - - 2 3 2 39
13 M Poskitt Inst 4 3 - 34 19 11.33 48 70.83 - - - 3 - 34
14 James Lambert Inst 14 8 2 20 12 3.33 26 76.92 - - 3 2 - 20
15 J Magee Inst 23 11 7 15 7* 3.75 36 41.67 - - 2 - 1 15
16 R Ellerby Inst 3 2 1 7 7 7.00 8 87.50 - - - - - 7
17 Nathan Cole Inst 11 4 1 7 4* 2.33 14 50.00 - - 1 - - 7
18 T Crothers Inst 2 1 - 5 5 5.00 11 45.45 - - - - - 5
19 A Ly Inst 5 3 - 4 3 1.33 23 17.39 - - 1 - - 4
20 D Jacobs Inst 1 1 - 1 1 1.00 4 25.00 - - - - - 1