WDCU Premier Division – end of season review

Congratulations to KPM Residential Prestwick, Premier Division Champions 2017.

In a season marred by poor weather, KPM Residential Prestwick were deserved winners. Ten wins from twelve matches completed and an 89% total gave the Ayrshire side a 5% winning margin from runners-up Ferguslie who managed just ten matches completed with eight wins. KPM Residential Prestwick were unbeaten in the Premier Division from early June.

At the opposite end of the table, the poor summer weather also had a significant effect on the final placings. East Kilbride, who were relegated along with Kelburne, completed only eight matches out of a possible eighteen……less than 50%.

As always, there were numerous very fine individual performances. Champions KPM Residential Prestwick had the top two wicket-takers in the Premier Division in Mitchell Rao (31) and Sachin Chaudhary (28) with Chaudhary having the season’s best figures of 6 wickets for just 5 runs against Kelburne in early July.

Former New Zealand test player Michael Papps of Ayr was the top run scorer with 633 runs while Scottish internationalist Richie Berrington of Clydesdale was a close second with 539 runs including the season’s top score 139 not out against Ashas East Kilbride. Michael English of Ferguslie had two of the top five highest scores of the season with 134 not out against Ayr and 119 against Greenock.