It was a hard fought, exciting series between Ireland Wolves and Namibia, with little separating two evenly matched sides.

Namibia edged the T20s 2-1, while it was honours even in the 50-overs series at two apiece.

The two weeks will have given new Head Coach Heinrich Malan a close-up view of 'the next cabs off the ranks' and the South African will have a better idea of just who is best to challenge his first team squad.

Gareth Delany was the undoubted success story of the tour, but that isn't much of an emergence - more of a renaissance from a player who has almost 50 senior appearances to his name, albeit primarily in T20 cricket.

He scored 282 runs at 70.50 (1 hundred, two 50s) in just four matches to top the batting, ahead of Stephen Doheny who showed glimpses of his talent as he scored 226 runs at 37.67.

Skipper Neil Rock batted mostly down the order at seven, therefore limiting his ability to influence matches, with his 147 runs at 29.40 coming at just under a run a ball.

None of the batters really hammered down the door, but there were flashes of talent and it will be interesting to see who has done enough to gain promotion to the senior squad.

Murray Commins (136 at 27.20) and Jeremy Lawlor (101 at 14.33) both had plenty of opportunities, while another who opened the batting, JamesMcCollum, will be disappointed that he couldn't get past 28 in five innings.

Shane Getkate did better in the T20s than the ODIs, and had the highest strike rate - 121. He scored one of the five half centuries on the tour, with first team regular Curtis Campher getting the other.

Aside from Delany's ten wickets, including a five-wicket haul in the last game, there wasn't too much to get excited about in the bowling, which was steady, bit not exactly inspiring.

Michael Frost showed some signs of his talent in getting five wickets at 22, just behind Graham Hume and Josh Manley, who both claimed six apiece.

Ben White took four wickets in one game, but didn't do too much in the others, while the Malahide duo of Peter Chase and Matt Ford didn't feature much owing to a combination of injury and illness.

Let us hope that an extensive Wolves summer programme is on the cards, offering opportunities to progress.

It's a no-brainer that will benefit all of Irish cricket.

WOLVES RUN AGGREGATES

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Runs
1 GJ Delany Ireland 4 4 - 282 104 70.50 253 111.46 1 2 - 16 18 282
2 ST Doheny Ireland 7 7 1 226 74* 37.67 280 80.71 - 1 - 16 5 226
3 NA Rock Ireland 7 7 2 147 47 29.40 149 98.66 - - - 8 4 147
4 M Commins Ireland 6 6 1 136 37 27.20 178 76.40 - - - 17 2 136
5 J Lawlor Ireland 7 7 - 101 45 14.43 139 72.66 - - 2 8 3 101
6 C Campher Ireland 4 4 1 100 56 33.33 101 99.01 - 1 - 5 3 100
7 J McCollum Ireland 5 5 - 76 28 15.20 127 59.84 - - 1 8 - 76
8 SC Getkate Ireland 5 5 1 63 54 15.75 52 121.15 - 1 1 6 1 63
9 G Hume Ireland 7 4 1 37 21 12.33 62 59.68 - - - 1 1 37
10 F Hand Ireland 4 4 2 24 11* 12.00 35 68.57 - - - - - 24
11 G Kennedy Ireland 1 1 - 7 7 7.00 12 58.33 - - - - - 7
12 J Manley Ireland 5 1 1 6 6* - 5 120.00 - - - - 1 6
13 PKD Chase Ireland 3 1 1 3 3* - 4 75.00 - - - - - 3
14 M Ford Ireland 3 2 - 1 1 0.50 6 16.67 - - 1 - - 1

WOLVES BOWLING AGGREGATES

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM wds nbs Wkts
1 GJ Delany Ireland 4 37 1 157 10 5-39 15.70 4.24 22.20 1 - 3 - 10
2 J Manley Ireland 5 30.3 - 156 6 3-47 26.00 5.11 30.50 - - 6 4 6
3 G Hume Ireland 7 40.5 5 205 6 1-14 34.17 5.02 40.83 - - 11 - 6
4 M Frost Ireland 3 27 1 110 5 3-39 22.00 4.07 32.40 - - - - 5
5 BC White Ireland 6 29.5 1 221 5 4-49 44.20 7.41 35.80 - - 8 - 5
6 F Hand Ireland 4 24.1 1 109 3 2-56 36.33 4.51 48.33 - - 7 - 3
7 C Campher Ireland 4 18 - 127 3 2-30 42.33 7.06 36.00 - - 5 - 3
8 M Ford Ireland 3 2 - 10 2 2-10 5.00 5.00 6.00 - - - - 2
9 PKD Chase Ireland 3 9 - 43 2 2-2 21.50 4.78 27.00 - - 1 1 2
10 SC Getkate Ireland 5 1 - 11 - 0-11 - 11.00 - - - - - 0