May 2012 Player of the Month
It's been an action packed start to the Irish domestic campaign with the early inclement weather giving way to glorious sunshine in the second half of the month.
In the first of a monthly series, we take a look at both the clubs and players who have performed best during the calendar month and ask the readers to vote for the winners in the CricketEurope poll.
To ensure balance in the process, the games which count for statistical purposes only include Senior League, Senior Cup, Irish Senior Cup and National Cup.
Scott Campbell (Coleraine)
The 18 year old scored his maiden senior hundred in the first game of the sesson at Bready and since then has gone from strength to strength. To date he has accumulated 379 runs at 94.75, and also taken 10 wickets at 13.30.
Ryan Haire (North Down)
The former Irish international has been in prolific form with both bat and ball as his club has made their usual solid start to the season. Haire has scored 276 runs at an average of 69, with a highest score of 156 against Ballymena. In addition he has taken 11 wickets at 16.55.
Nigel Jones (Civil Service North)
The current Irish international and NCU Development Officer has enjoyed another strong start to the campaign. He has scored exactly 200 runs at 66.67, with his best being 112 against Phoenix in the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup. He has also captured 12 wickets at a lowly 5.92 with a best bowling return of 5 for 15.
Paul Lawson (Pembroke)
The off-spinner has been a revelation turning in consistent performances helping his club to the top of Senior Two. He has taken an incredible 17 wickets to date at an average of 9.35, with an incredible best bowling return of 7 for 12.
Alex (Junior) McBrine (Donemana)
The 48 year old has been a dominant figure in Irish cricket for over 30 seasons and this year has been no different. The left arm spinner has scored 234 runs at a healthy average of 58.40, and in addition is the leading wicket taker in the NW having 16 wickets at just 7.25.
Max Sorensen (The Hills)
The Irish international has been instrumental in helping his club to the summit of Senior One. He has taken 15 wickets at a lowly 5.53, and in addition has scored 98 runs at 32.66.
Johnny Thompson (Brigade)
The former Ireland A player has enjoyed a successful renaissance following a relatively quiet 2011 campaign. He has scored 241 runs at 60.25, scoring three half centuries, while taking 11 wickets at 23.64.