Kyle McCallan is one of the best players Ireland has ever produced, and he again played a major role in helping Waringstown pick up four trophies in 2018.

The 43-year-old picked up 28 wickets at an average of 21.21, and also hit 270 runs, with his highest score of 75 coming in the Irish Senior Cup semi-final win against Strabane.

Here, McCallan reveals the best player he played with and against, favourite match and much more.

First cricket memory?

Watching cricket with my dad at Cregagh Cricket Club.

Highest ever score?

146* vs North Down and Old Belvedere

Best figures?

7-12 vs Ballymena

Best player you’ve played with?

I’ve been very lucky to play with some amazing players but Steve Waugh was phenomenal on and off the pitch.

Best player you’ve played against?

Brian Lara. Ability to hit the ball wherever he wanted.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever got?

‘If you put it in, you’ll get it out’ – Steve Waugh.

Favourite match you’ve been involved in?

Without doubt Ireland v Pakistan at Sabina Park, March 17th 2007.

Favourite sport except cricket?

I enjoy watching and coaching rugby. Playing wise, I would love to get the time to play more golf.

Favourite ground?

Lords, with the Wanderers, Johannesburg, a close second.

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