Cricket Ireland have announced the first nominees for the 2013 RSA Cricket Ireland Awards, which will take place on Friday 11th October in the Hilton Double Tree Hotel (formerly the Burlington) in Dublin.
Clontarf, Coleraine, and YMCA have been short-listed for the Tildenet Club of the Year, following excellent campaigns for all.
Coleraine cricket club was another team who enjoyed unparalleled success in 2013. Without a major trophy since 1986, the Sandel Lodge outfit won a superb three major trophies. They romped home in the NW Premier League, eight points ahead of their major challengers. They also won the Ulster Cup, beating Waringstown on their home turf, and also prevailed in the Faughan Valley Cup final, holding their nerve to beat Donemana in a sudden death shoot-out.
Ireland’s most capped player Kyle McCallan is one of four players who have been nominated for the O’Neills Club Player of Year accolade.The Waringstown all-rounder scored 723 runs at 40.17, and also claimed 34 wickets at a miserly 11.26.