It was a decent season for North Down, but ultimately they missed out on silverware to Waringstown and CIYMS, who won the big moments and the big games.

Their cause wasn't helped by the fact that their two big name Irish stars barely featured during the entire campaign, with Craig Young playing six times and Paul Stirling only twice.

Irish passport holding South African Tom Mayes led their bowling attack and claimed 33 wickets at 20.88, ahead of Peter Davison whose 28 scalps cost 25.86.

Tom Mayes

Ryan Haire took 27 wickets at 18.30 with a best-bowling return of 5 for 23, while the best figures of the season came from the now departed Carl Robinson who took 6 for 30 on his way to 27 wickets at 26.70.

Peter Eakin was the fifth bowler to pass the 20 wickets mark - claiming 23 wickets at 24.96, while skipper Ally Shields (11 at 30.55) was the only other player to reach double figures.

The batting was dominated by Indian born Ani Chore who had previously represented Oman A. He proved to be a revelation as he plundered 1157 runs at 77.13 with three hundreds and seven 50s - quite the haul.

Aniruddah Chore

Skipper Shields was the other senior centurion making two on his way to 768 runs at 36.57.

Peter Eakin hit six half centuries in his 574 runs at 31.89, while Sri Lankan professional Gayan Maneeshan passed 50 four times in his relatively modest return of 551 runs at 30.61.

There is quite a gap then to Ryan Haire, who hit 290 at 20.71, at an impressive strike rate of 138, with one fifty, while Hamilton Coulter (82 runs at 27.33) was the only other player who managed a half century.

North Down have already started planning for 2022 with a new professional, and we can expect more ins and outs before next April.

Top Wicket Takers

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 T Mayes N Down 23 154.4 10 689 33 4-17 20.88 4.45 28.12 - - 55 1 33
2 P Davison N Down 22 139.2 10 724 28 4-56 25.86 5.20 29.86 - - 17 3 28
3 Ryan Haire N Down 23 104.5 2 494 27 5-23 18.30 4.71 23.30 1 - 21 - 27
4 C Robinson N Down 21 149.4 10 721 27 6-30 26.70 4.82 33.26 1 - 17 14 27
5 P Eakin N Down 23 120.4 10 574 23 3-29 24.96 4.76 31.48 - - 25 3 23
6 A Shields N Down 23 72 2 336 11 3-27 30.55 4.67 39.27 - - 18 1 11
7 Craig Young N Down 6 47.4 7 186 9 3-41 20.67 3.90 31.78 - - 16 - 9
8 A Haire N Down 14 9.3 - 62 5 3-4 12.40 6.53 11.40 - - 3 - 5
9 S Nelson N Down 21 7 - 43 2 2-14 21.50 6.14 21.00 - - 1 2 2
10 H Coulter N Down 9 .2 - - 1 1-0 - - 2.00 - - - - 1
11 D Parker N Down 3 4 - 14 1 1-14 14.00 3.50 24.00 - - 3 - 1
12 P Stirling N Down 2 6 - 41 1 1-24 41.00 6.83 36.00 - - 1 - 1
13 G Maneeshan N Down 22 7 - 56 - 0-24 - 8.00 - - - 2 1 0

Top Run Aggregates

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 A Chore N Down 23 22 7 1157 140* 77.13 1338 86.47 3 7 - 125 3 1157
2 A Shields N Down 23 23 2 768 123 36.57 969 79.26 2 3 - 93 8 768
3 P Eakin N Down 23 20 2 574 79 31.89 688 83.43 - 6 2 54 13 574
4 G Maneeshan N Down 22 21 3 551 79 30.61 786 70.10 - 4 2 117 10 551
5 Ryan Haire N Down 23 18 4 290 62 20.71 209 138.76 - 1 4 18 20 290
6 S Nelson N Down 21 14 3 123 42 11.18 224 54.91 - - 1 10 2 123
7 T Mayes N Down 23 14 5 110 23* 12.22 132 83.33 - - 3 13 - 110
8 C Robinson N Down 21 10 2 104 39* 13.00 135 77.04 - - 3 7 5 104
9 H Coulter N Down 9 4 1 82 50 27.33 78 105.13 - 1 - 11 - 82
10 P Davison N Down 22 8 4 55 17* 13.75 57 96.49 - - - 3 2 55
11 P Stirling N Down 2 2 - 42 37 21.00 36 116.67 - - - 4 1 42
12 S Scott N Down 4 2 - 30 28 15.00 23 130.43 - - - 2 1 30
13 A Haire N Down 14 4 2 17 13 8.50 16 106.25 - - - 1 1 17
14 Craig Young N Down 6 1 - 13 13 13.00 9 144.44 - - - - 2 13
15 J Gilmour N Down 3 1 - 8 8 8.00 4 200.00 - - - - 1 8
16 G McKenna N Down 1 1 - 7 7 7.00 12 58.33 - - - - - 7
17 D Corbett N Down 4 2 2 3 3* - 7 42.86 - - - - - 3
18 D Parker N Down 3 1 1 1 1* - 1 100.00 - - - - - 1