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Presentation Photos from the Second Gardiner Brothers NCU Awards

Robin Walsh / Rowland White

Presentation photos from the second Gardiner Brothers NCU awards for Premier and Senior League players who score a century, take at least six wickets or perform a hat trick. The awards were presented by Michael Warke of Gardiner Brothers and Peter McMorran, President of the NCU.

All Photos (c) Rowland White/PressEye


Laurelvale cricketer Lee Edgar made it a family celebration when he picked up two Gardiner Brothers NCU awards. Lee did the double with 6-15 against Ballymena and 6-17 against Saintfield, performances that helped to win Laurelvale promotion to Section 1 of the Senior League next season. He shared his triumphs with his wife Kelly and children Cori-Lee (9), Autumn (6) and Willow (18 months).

 
Victoria cricketer Andrew Gray picks up one of the Gardiner Brothers NCU awards. Andrew's award winning performance came at the start of the season with an undefeated 111 against Dungannon.


A trio of Cregagh cricketers - including a father and son partnership receive Gardiner Brothers NCU awards. All three performances came in two games against Ballymena: Adam McCormick (second left) took 6-14, his father David went even better with 8-7 and Aaron Johnston scored 108. David's performance was the best of any NCU bowler all season and also won him the Cricket World Performance of the Week, a grass roots award open to every club in the UK and Ireland.
 
Templepatrick cricketers have picked up a total of five Gardiner Brothers NCU awards. Three of the awards were won in the game against Saintfield in August - Lee Jackson (second left) hit 104 in an partnership with Ross Bryans (137) and Josh Cowan returned a hat trick. Ross Bryans received a second award for a century against BISC and another was picked up on behalf of John Busby who took 6-10 against Dundrum


Ballymena batsman John Glass receives another Gardiner Brothers NCU award. John hit an undefeated 101 against Cooke Collegians in July - his second century of the season.

 
The president of Derriaghy Cricket Club Graham Kenny receives on behalf of club members Ross Bailey and Craig Lewis Gardiner Brothers NCU awards. During July, Craig hit 163 against Bangor and Ross was undefeated for 102 against Academy.

Roles were reversed for club member Michael Warke at the end of season presentation of the Gardiner Brothers League awards. Instead of presenting one of the awards on behalf of his sponsors he received it for his close friend James Shannon who won it for his knock of 112 against CIYMS back in July.
 
Sandra Prentice, secretary of Muckamore Cricket Club receives on behalf of club professional Iftikhar Hussain one of the Gardiner Brothers NCU awards. Iftikhar won his award for his towering 146 against Instonians in August.


David Irvine of North Down Cricket Club receives on behalf of club professional Ruan Pretorius one of Gardiner Brothers NCU awards.
Ruan won his award for his 108 against Lisburn in August.
 
Jack Quinn of Academy Cricket Club receives on behalf of club colleague Bradley Parry two Gardiner Brothers NCU awards. Bradley won his awards by scoring 102 and performing a hat trick in the same game against Lurgan back in July.