Last weekend’s matches have produced a new leader at the top of the . We take a look at the top ten performers in the season so far.
Paul Borrington continued his rich vein of form to take top spot in the batting ratings with an innings of 111 for Ticknall against Dunstall in the Derbyshire Premier League.
Last week’s leader David Brown (Mumbles) drops down to second after not featuring in his team’s fixture, with Mark Wallace (Port Talbot Town) also dropping a place to fourth. Kent and Loughborough University captain Sam Billings is this week’s big winner, moving up an astonishing 46 places to third following his innings of 208 for Hartley Country Club in the Kent Premier.
Imran Qadir (Hainault and Clayhall) is another who enjoyed a good weekend, with his 106 against Wanstead moving him up to fifth; while South African Glen Addicott (Vauxhall Mallards) entered the ratings for the first time in sixth position following the completion of the minimum three matches. All of this means that Glen Batticciotto (Nantwich), Josh Knappett (Finchley) and James Benning (High Wycombe) have dropped a handful of places each after single-figure scores for their respective clubs.
Ben Laughlin, Netherfield’s new overseas professional from Queensland, tops the bowling rankings following three successful bowling performances for the club, including a haul of five for 38 against Preston last Saturday. Dinuka Hettiarachchi (St Annes) is just a tenth of a point behind in second, with Asad Ali (Wood Lane) remaining in third despite a seven-wicket haul against Little Stoke. Simon Kerrigan (Ormskirk), David Wainwright (Castleford) and Luke Ryan (Banbury) drop down to fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Suwanji Madanayake jumps up two places to seventh in light of his six for 24 for Barlaston, with Carl Simon (Preston Nomads) remaining in eighth.
In the overall ratings, David Wainwright and Ashar Zaidi (Netherfield) maintain their stranglehold on first and second positions, while Ben Laughlin enters the ratings in third, primarily because of his excellent bowling. Glen Addicott is also a new entrant in fourth with three wickets last weekend for Vauxhall Mallards. Tom Andrews (Market Deeping) and Dinuka Hettiarachchi both drop down to fifth and sixth. Knypersley’s Nayyer Abbas, a 21 year-old all-rounder from Pakistan, moves up five places to eighth off the back of an outstanding match against Leek during which he made 89 and took six wickets, with James Benning and Luke Ryan rounding out the top ten.
You might have heard of:
Durham Academy graduate Ben Raine who made 136 against Newcastle; Akbar Ansari, brother of Surrey player Zafar and a former Cambridge University player, who made 113 not out for Weybridge; and former Glamorgan slow left-armer Kyle Tudge (Newport) who stroked an unbeaten 111 against Bridgend Town.
Of the bowlers Glamorgan player Will Owen took five for 32 for Ammanford against Ynysygerwn; former Somerset leggie Michael Munday (Horsham) returned figures of five for 39 at East Grinstead; and Australian-born Dutch all-rounder Shane Mott (Bangor) took five for 52 against Mochdre.
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