NCU Awards (19 September)
Ards captain Andrew Savage receives a prestigious Northern Cricket Union senior league award in recognition of a hat trick against Victoria in August. The award was presented by David Robinson, managing director of league sponsors Robinson Services, and the vice president of the NCU, Richard Johnson The Robinson Services awards go to players in the senior leagues who score a century, take at least six wickets or perform a hat trick.
Cliftonville Academy’s Waqas Muhammad receives a prestigious Northern Cricket Union senior league award in recognition of his six wickets for 11 runs against Monaghan back in August. He also picked up an award for team mate Johnny Terrett who took 6-16 in the match against Cooke Collegians.
Dundrum’s Dave Williams picks up prestigious Northern Cricket Union league awards for two club players who scored centuries in the same match. Jack Woods hit 111 and Stuart Campbell 106 as they helped their side to a narrow two run win victory over Drumaness.
Gareth Harrison picks up two prestigious Northern Cricket Union league awards for performances with bat and ball - 142 against Ards in August and a hat trick earlier in the season against Dundrum.
Oliver McCollum RECEIVING A LEAGUE AWARD ON BEHALF OF ROHIT KARANJAR FOR HIS 110 AGAINST DERRIAGHY ON AUGUST 18.
Bangor cricketer Taimur Khan receives a prestigious NCU senior league award for scoring a century against Woodvale in August.
JAMIE GIBSON RECEIVING A LEAGUE AWARD ON BEHALF OF JJ STRYDOM FOR HIS 109 AGAINST DERRIAGHY ON AUGUST 25.
STEPHEN HANNA RECEIVING A LEAGUE AWARD FOR HIS 6-31 AGAINST HOLYWOOD ON SEPT 1.
Derriaghy’s David Skelton receives a prestigious Northern Cricket Union senior league award on behalf of club mate Craig Lewis who scored a century against Laurelvale in early September.
MARC ELLISON RECEIVING A LEAGUE AWARD FOR HIS 131 AGAINST NORTH DOWN ON AUGUST 12. MARC ALSO PICKED UP AN AWARD FOR ANDRE MALAN WHO A WEEK EARLIER SCORED 104 AGAINST CARRICK.
Carrick’s 17 year old opening batsman Max Burton picks up prestigious Northern Cricket Union senior league awards for himself and club captain Michael Gilmour in recognition of a remarkable partnership against Armagh in August. In a 20 match they both scored centuries in a devastating display of big hitting with Gilmour undefeated for 136 in 60 balls and Burton taking only 44 balls to reach 103.
Winners of the season’s final Robinson Services awards with NCU league sponsor, managing director David Robinson, and the vice president of the NCU, Richard Johnson. The awards go to players who score a century, take at least six wickets or perform a hat trick in the top three years. Throughout the season there were almost 70 winners - 40 of them century makers - and there were eight hat tricks. The highest hitting of the season came in a rearranged 20 over Premiership game between Carrick and Armagh when Carrick openers, skipper Michael Gilmour and 17 year-old Max Burton put on 186 with Gilmour hitting 136 not out in 60 balls and Burton 104 in 44 balls.
Top honours for local cricket. Strephen Hanna (second left) of Donacloney Mill receives a prestigious NCU senior league award for taking six wickets against Holywood and Lurgan’s Oliver McCollum picks one up for club mate Rohit Karanjar who hit 110 against Derriaghy.