The first three legends of the Northern Cricket Union have been inducted into their Hall of Fame.

Ivan Anderson, Simon Corlett and, posthumously, Dermott Monteith, who between them accumulated 235 caps for Ireland during their long careers with Waringstown, North of Ireland and Lisburn respectively, were the first recipients of what will be an annual event at the NCU Dinner.

Anderson and Corlett received their presentations in person last night while Peter Monteith sent a video of thanks on behalf his father.

Anderson held the record for the highest score by an Ireland batsman for 34 years, 198 against Canada on the 1973 North America tour, until Eoin Morgan became the first player to score a double century.

Corlett took 233 wickets, which still places him seventh in the all-time list despite playing only 73 matches; he also scored more than 1,000 runs.

As his eldest son said on video, the never modest Dermott would not have been surprised to be on the list but Monteith’s figures for are still in a class of their own – Ireland’s leading wicket-taker with 326 at just 17 runs apiece and 1,712 runs in the lower-order with a top score of 95. He also captained his country in half of his 76 internationals.

Also picking up awards last night were Ross Adair (leading Premier League batsman), Ben Adair (top bowler), Ruhan Pretorius (leading all-rounder) and David Miller (top wicket-keeper).