Paul Borrington retakes the lead at the top of the after his innings of 43 for Ticknall put him ahead of previous leader David Brown (Mumbles). Glen Addicott (Vauxhall Mallards) and Muhammad Jaffer (Banstead) both gain a place despite not playing for their teams this week because Glen Batticciotto sees his rating decrease following a score of 17 for Nantwich on Saturday.
Hartley Country Club’s Sam Billings is the other major casualty this week, with his 27 causing his rating to drop by five points and put him in 12th place. Nick James (Swansea) and Olly Swann (Notts Academy) both move up a place to sixth and seventh respectively; just ahead of the week’s biggest mover; Robert Taylor, whose century for Market Harborough sees him jump up eight places to eighth. Imran Qadir hit a half-century for Hainault and Clayhall and remains in ninth, while David Wainwright completes the top ten.
There isn’t a great deal of movement at the business end of the bowling ratings, with neither of the leading duo of Dinuka Hettiarachchi (St Annes) or Simon Kerrigan (Ormskirk) getting a game for their clubs last weekend. Asad Ali and Luke Ryan’s ratings improve slightly after they shared five wickets for Wood Lane and Banbury respectively and they move up a place each to third and fourth.
The next three men on the list, however, shared 17 wickets between them last weekend and all see their rating improve dramatically. Chris Peploe took five for 68 for Ealing and gains two places to move into fifth, while Nayyer Abbas also took five wickets for Knypersley and is seventh. New entrant Hassan Khan (Finchley) is the week’s biggest improver though and makes his maiden appearance in sixth following the completion of the minimum three games that the ratings require. These games yielded figures of four for 54, two for 48 and seven for 92 and perhaps explain his sudden entrance inside the top ten. James Tomlinson (South Wiltshire), Mathew Mixer (Lymington) and Ben Laughlin (Netherfield) round out the top ten.
Nayyer Abbas followed his haul of five 71 in Knypersley’s win over Stone with an unbeaten 142 from only 126 balls to cap an excellent match performance that sees him move up to second in the overall ratings. David Wainwright holds onto top spot, with Ashar Zaidi dropping down to third.
The trio of Glen Addicott, Dinuka Hettiarachchi and Joe Root (Sheffield Collegiate), none of whom played last weekend, retain their hold on positions four to six, while Lancashire’s Stephen Parry retakes his place inside the top ten after six wickets for Bootle and is seventh. Luke Ryan and Keith Dutch drop outside the top ten after mediocre batting performances for Banbury and Tring Park, with Werrington’s Alex Smeeth, making his maiden appearance in ninth, the main beneficiary.
You may have heard of:
Former Middlesex and Kent all-rounder Jamie Hewitt who hit 150 for Welwyn Garden City against Tring Park; and the duo of Rishabh Shah (Woodford Wells) and Harveer Gandham (Market Harborough) who both completed centuries and appeared for two of the University sides earlier this season.
Of the bowlers, Con de Lange; who represented South African franchise Chevrolet Knights in last winter’s SuperSport Series; took six for 15 for Blackpool; and former England Under-19 and county cricket journey man Bilal Shafayat took six for 65 for Wellington against Kidderminster Victoria.
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