It was a successful night for Bready who picked up the Spirit of Cricket Award, while Alana Dalzell won the Club Women Player of the Year. Peter Gillespie and Roy Torrens was also honoured.

Roy was posthumously rewarded in the Outstanding Contribution and Service to Irish Cricket award.

“Roy was an icon, there was no doubt he was one of the greatest figures in Irish cricket.

"In fact, I could give you an argument why he was the greatest all-round figure in Irish cricket,” said closest friend and former Cricket Ireland President Robin Walsh in a moving tribute.

Robin Walsh and Roy Torrens

Torrens was a former inductee in the Hall of Fame and joining him is Strabane's Peter Gillespie.

When Peter retired in 2007, he was Ireland’s most capped player – 124 games from 1995 until just after the World Cup in the Caribbean.

First picked as a fast bowler, he found his feet as a middle-order batsman. In all he made 2,774 runs at an average of 27.47, but those figures do not reflect some important innings.

One such came at the Lawn in 1998, when his 94 drove Ireland to a notable win over Bangladesh.

He will be best remembered for his 47-ball century at Bangor in 2005, still the fastest for Ireland despite some challengers in the last decade.

In 2007, Adi Birrell described him as the "heartbeat of the team”, but his team-mates knew him only as "PG" or “Polish”.

He was a formidable presence in the Strabane top order and scored 30 centuries for the Red Caps, before announcing his retirement at the end of the 2019 season.

From a famous cricketing family, with his father Paddy playing for the NW, he along with his brothers John, Michael and Mark won the Irish Senior Cup for the first and only time in 1998 when they beat Ballymena.

Bready's Alana Dalzell was a stand-out player within the North West region.

She plays her cricket for Bready where she is captain of the Women’s team, in 2020 this was a very youthful side, with several of the usual team being unavailable due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Alana also plays regularly for the Bready Men’s 3rd XI side, fulfilling a role in the side as one of the seam attack in what is also generally a youthful side.

Late in the season she was called into the Bready 1st XI, making her ‘Senior’ debut against Strabane. She returned respectable figures of 0-9 from two overs.

Alana also made several appearances during the season at Women’s representative level, both for the NW side against the NCU, but also in the Super Series.”

Alana Dalzell

Her club Bready also collected the Spirit of Cricket Award.

At the start of lockdown, Bready Cricket Club’s General Committee made the decision to proactively support elderly and vulnerable residents in the area who were self-isolating. Initially planned for 1 week, and to cover 60 people, the Club realised a longer term need existed for the popular service.

Since then, the team of volunteers - made up mostly of players and members of the club - have been known as the 'Cricketing Cooks'. By the end of this month, they will have provided over 3,000 meals to the elderly and vulnerable in the community.

On top of this, players have also been carrying Pharmacy / Grocery deliveries for families who have been housebound. And when lockdown eased during the Summer, the club ran a pilot fitness programme for community residents, which saw up to 60 men & women of all ages take part in a Circuit Training programme.

Well done all.