Last weekend’s club matches were heavily affected by the wet weather, but there have been some movers in the Kingfisher Beer Cricket World Club . We take our weekly look at the winners and losers in the top tens.
Josh Knappett (Finchley) takes top spot in the batting ratings, despite not playing for his club this week, because previous leader Nicholas Trainor (Frocester) could manage only nine runs in his team’s loss to Taunton Deane. David Brown (Mumbles), Mark Wallace (Port Talbot Town) and Imran Qadir (Hainault and Clayhall) also benefit, despite their matches being abandoned due to rain, and move up to second, third and fourth places respectively. Derbyshire’s Paul Borrington made 95 for Ticknall and moves up from tenth to fifth, while Robert Taylor regains his place inside the top ten despite not batting for Market Harborough. Glen Batticciotto (Nantwich) and Cameron Herring (Newport) move down to eighth and ninth after disappointing performances for their clubs.
In the bowling ratings, former Middlesex and now Unicorns left-armer Chris Peploe takes first position, with Dinuka Hettiarachchi (St Annes) and Asad Ali (Wood Lane) moving up one place each to second and third following hauls of four for 43 and six for 80 respectively. Audley’s Craig Barker is the week’s biggest mover, moving up seven places to fifth off the back off six for 28 against Sandyford. Sunil Tailor (Finchley) and Saqlain Mushtaq (West Indian Cavaliers) drop one place each after average performances for their respective clubs.
In the overall ratings Ashar Zaidi (Netherfield) retains top spot despite his team’s match being washed out, with James Benning moving up to second after scoring an unbeaten 158 for High Wycombe before rain washed out the second innings. Asad Ali moves up six places after a strong weekend with the ball and Dinuka Hettiarachchi moves up to twelfth after his strong bowling performance.
Other players you might have heard of:
Brother of England off-spinner Graeme and former Northamptonshire and Lancashire batsman Alec Swann made 120 not out for Northampton Saints against Horton House, while Worcestershire all-rounder Aneesh Kapil scored 113 for Wolverhampton in the Birmingham and District Premier. Former Somerset and Gloucestershire all-rounder Rob Woodman also made a century.
Of the bowlers, Essex seamer Max Osborne took six for 45 for Brentwood, and Worcestershire all-rounder Neil Pinner (Kidderminster Victoria) showcased his bowling credentials with six for 48 against Leamington. Former Worcestershire opening bowler Chris Liptrot took five for 41 for Highfield against Colwyn Bay.
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