James Mack was recognised as Gunnedah's Cricketer of the Year when the senior association held their presentation on Saturday night.
The Albion allrounder finished ahead of Kookaburras' Cameron Milne after scoring 299 runs, claiming 23 wickets and taking three catches in what has been his best season for a number of years.
"It was good to just have a good season," Mack said.
"I haven't had many good seasons."
He couldn't really put his finger on what the difference was this season, other than probably more consistency.
"I was a little bit more consistent in contributing with the bat and with the ball when needed," he said.
As happy as he was to win the Neville Gardner Trophy, Mack would happily trade it for a premiership "after a few years of being the bridesmaid" and was more satisfied with the team's performance than his own.
"The main thing I was happy about, is a lot of our top four or five batters were in amongst the top runscorers and averages for the year," he said.
"And the same with the bowlers."
"It means the batters are doing their job and the bowlers the same."
Mack played a key role with the ball, albeit in a different role to previous seasons.
After losing their two frontline spinners in Hayden Baker and Zac Clarke, and "pretty covered" for pace, he switched to spin.
"I used to bowl off spin when I was younger," he said.
"It was a bit the opposite, when I started bowling pace, we had no pace."
Before this season, he wouldn't have bowled spin since he was 13 or 14, but it has "gone pretty well."
Albion, who finished minor premiers, figured prominently among the award winners.
Mack, who also picked up the president's award, won the batting average (49.83), Ash White the bowling aggregate (33) and Mark Ewington the average (6.48).
Kookaburras' Matt Agostino won the batting aggregate (357).
In second grade Kookaburras' Alex Seach claimed the bowling average (8.05) and aggregate (20) and Albion's Ryan Cooper the batting average (79.40) and aggregate (397).
Cooper's efforts also earned him the 2nd grade allrounders trophy.
Adam McGuirk cleaned up in the rep awards. He won the George Reading Memorial Trophy for the Second XI player of the year and the Bruce Thorby Memorial Trophy as the overall representative player of the year.
He also took out the batting aggregate (189) while Troy Sands (11) won the bowling aggregate.
White also impressed on the rep scene was picked up the Peter Percy Memorial Trophy for outstanding junior and sportsmanship.
Mack, who is also the association secretary, said it was a good night.
"We changed the date of it from being after the grand final to the last round game, and every single club was represented this time rather than just the finals teams," he said.
Earlier Albion warmed up for the grand final with a 10 wicket win over Kookaburras. After rolling a 10-man Kookaburras for 85, they chased the runs down in 18 overs with Andy Mack finishing unbeaten on 40 and Will Maggs 41.
Milne was Kookaburras top-scorer with 31, White taking 3-16, and Ewington and Jono Crowe two wickets apiece.