Standing ovation for Midweek trio

The North West Cricket Union held its annual presentation dinner in the White Horse Hotel on Friday night.

Tuesday, 5th November 2013, 4:36 pm
Dessie McCallion, left, presenting the Radio Foyle Cup for the Player of the Year to Niall McDonnell, of Coleraine, at the annual presentation dinner held by the North West Cricket Union in the White Horse Hotel. Included is Robin Walsh, President of Cricket Ireland. INLS4513-104KM

Cricket Ireland Chief Executive Warren Deutrom and President Robin Walsh were among a number of dignitaries who joined North West President Andrew Fleming.

Coleraine’s opening batsman Niall McDonnell won both the Premier League batting shield and the coveted Radio Foyle Player of the Year.

Donemana’s Andy McBrine, won the Bannigan Players’ Player of the Year award as well as the Emerging Warriors’ player and he too was named in the Team of the Year.

Eglinton’s Ross Allen won the Young player of the Year. while Killyclooney’s James Colhoun was a worthy winner of Club Person award.

Fox Lodge’s Jonny Robinson claimed the Premier Division bowling trophy.

In the Championship it was a night of triumph too for Andrew Riddles, he claimed the Divisional batting award, the Warriors Player of the Year and included in the News Letter team to boot.

Ricky McDaid of Drummond won the bowling trophy, Thomas Thompson of Newbuildings picked up the Qualifying 1 bowling award while the batting shield went to Coleraine’s Rory Knox.

Gregory McDaid and Gareth Martin from Crindle were named Qualifying 2 winners and team-mate Ivan McDaid was nominated by the Umpires for the Harry Henderson Fair Play award.

Ballyspallen’s Ryan O’Neill won the Qualifying 3 batting title with Ardmore’s Robert Murray claiming the bowling honours.

There was a special award made to Derry Midweek League trio Davy Caldwell, Sam McConnell and Lexie Miller to mark their services to cricket in the North West.

Between them the ever popular officers have amounted over 120 years service to the Derry Midweek League and have overseen charity work that has seen the DML hand over in the region of £160,000 to local charities in the past 30 years.