June 2012 Player of the Month
In spite of the dreadful weather there was some play in June with outstanding performances throughout the country. After consultation with the CricketEurope experts, the following players were shortlisted.
Decker Curry (Limavady)
The former Irish international was in superb form with the ball during June taking 14 wickets at an incredible average of just 6.07, including a best bowling return of 5 for 35. Curry's form helped Limavady to the top of the Senior One table.
Peter Eakin (North Down)
The teenager has made a sensational impact since gaining a regular spot in the Comber side. Alas his form wasn't enough to gain a place in the Ireland Under 19 squad for Australia, but at 17 time is on his side. He scored a very impressive 244 runs in June at 61.00, with a highest score of 80.
Conor Hoey (Dublin University)
The former Irish international has rolled back the years with a series on fine bolwing displays for Trinity. He has been instrumental in securing their Senior Two status for another year. During June he was the leading wicket taker in Irish cricket, with 15 wickets at a miserly 5.27, including a best bowling haul of 6 for 21.
Kamran Sajid (Donemana)
The Donemana professional has been a steadying influence in their batting line-up, and has been a pivotal figure as they challenge for honours on four fronts. The Pakistani made 266 runs at 88.67 in the month as his side went joint top in the table.
Theo Lawson (Pembroke)
The Pembroke skipper has certainly led by example helping his team to the top of the table and into the final of the Leinster Senior Cup. During June he scored 325 runs at a mammoth 162.50.
Johnny Thompson (Brigade)
The Brigade all-rounder has been in sensational form with the bat in 2012 and during the month of June scored 361 runs - more than he managed in the entire 2011 season. They came at an average of 90.25 and included three 50's and a highest score of 126. Thompson's prolific season has led to calls for him to be included in the international ranks.