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CIYMS's Jones named as Player of the Season

Nigel Jones may have quite recently passed up a major opportunity for driving CIYMS to Gardiner Brothers Head Association eminence this season however he has been named Player of the Season.

The CI captain was absent at the Yearly NCU Honors Supper in Belfast as he had gone home to New Zealand, however on his arrival, the All-Rounder of the season and the Best Bowler in the Head Alliance honors will likewise be sitting tight for him.

Jones took 25 wickets (just his South African club proficient Matt McGillivray took more) at 16 runs each and furthermore had the 6th most noteworthy batting normal — 45.54 with 592 keeps running from 16 innings.

North Down's Alistair Shields (again pipped just by McGillivray) claimed the Best Batsman reward subsequent to scoring 812 keeps running at a normal of 58, while CI wicket-manager Chris Dougherty won the Dai Jones grant for his 29 expulsions, five more than his closest challengers.

Association champions Waringstown, who won the title on pursue rate from CIYMS their last group amusement against consigned Lisburn was deserted, must be fulfilled on the night at formally getting the trophy, introduced to skipper Greg Thompson by Gardiner Brothers' Michael Warke and NCU president Diminish McMorran.

Amy Seeker, the hugely capable 11-year-old at Instonians was the inaugural victor of the Young lady's Player of the Year with the primary honor going for the third time in four years to Lurgan's Hannah Lament.

Other honor champs: Mentor of the Year Dwindle Bates (NCU U11s), Youthful Player: Oliver Metcalfe (Instonians). Senior Group Segment One: Neil Gelston (Armagh), Segment Two: Ross Bryans (Templepatrick), Area Three: Neil Walsh (Drumaness).

The Ireland Wolves squad in the interim, finished its first day of preparing yesterday, in front of their opening four-day amusement against Bangladesh A, beginning in Sylhet on Wednesday.

The three-week visit finishes up with five-one-day diversions between the groups.

Star paralyzed by Swords as US expert Oliver is sent off in Dublin

Belfast Star were left intensely frustrated by their first loss of the season, which incorporated the questionable expulsion of American Ryan Oliver on Saturday night away to title contenders Swords in the All Ireland Superleague.

Star went down 65-58, regardless of driving at half-time and by 10 focuses late in the second from last quarter against a side who a year ago would have neglected the test of the Belfast men. In this way, while Star mentor Darren O'Neill was "gutted" by the misfortune he was additionally taking certainty from the execution.

At a certain point in the final quarter Star hit 14 unanswered indicates however permitted the Dubliners paw their approach to level at 22-22 going into the second quarter. The critical minute came two minutes into the second from last quarter when American Oliver was esteemed to have conferred two unsportsmanlike fouls and consequently - because of another administer this season - must be catapulted from the amusement.

While Star still figured out how to keep their noses in front before the finish of the quarter, the absence of Oliver's scoring ability hurt them gravely down the extend as they just figured out how to score seven focuses in the last quarter.

O'Neill stated: "I couldn't perceive any reason why Ryan was sent from the diversion. The primary alleged foul he was said to have kept down the Swords player when I felt they just got tangled up and on the second one, when the arbitrator exploded, at first neither one of the players knew who the offense would have been given against however Ryan was said to have had a high elbow.

"I'm not going to utilize that as a reason for the thrashing since we had the amusement in our grasp and we left away feeling exceptionally baffled yet it obviously didn't help our motivation to lose Ryan.

"On the off chance that you said to me before the amusement that we would keep Swords to 65 focuses I would have said we'll win by 15 however we simply lost our scoring touch in the final quarter. At a certain point I thought the wicker bin had a top on it.

"Be that as it may, on the positive side, I trust we have the capability and the quality to beat anyone in the association."

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