Wednesday 18 August 2010 

Croft Takes Over At The Top Of The Club MVP Rankings

Croft Takes Over At The Top Of The Club MVP Rankings
Croft Takes Over At The Top Of The Club MVP Rankings
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After spending most of the season at the top of the table for his batting, Brad Rasool has finally been knocked off his perch by Lancashire’s Steven Croft.

25-year-old Croft currently has 85.4 points compared to Rasool’s 72.2 points thanks to some brilliant performances at the top of the Blackpool order, including a brisk 94 from 118 balls in his side's recent emphatic win over St Annes by eight wickets.

What makes this performance even more special is that he was up against Cricket World’s number one MVP bowler, Dinuka Hettiarachchi. Despite not taking any wickets, the former Sri Lankan international holds his place at number one in the rankings with 78.6 with Hyde’s Robert Woolley trailing him by 18.8 on 59.8 points.

Glamorgan’s Mark Wallace has climbed to fourth place in the batting table this week, due to his blistering innings of 105 runs from just 58 balls. He hit seven fours and eight huge sixes to put him in 13th place in this weeks top performers of the week, batting for Port Talbot Town.  

On the bowling front, Monty Panesar has dropped down to seventh place from third place, due to his renewed form and selection for Sussex. Also Fahad Masood of Bourne Cricket Club enters the top ten at six, thanks to a brilliant performance of 13 overs, three maidens, 21 runs for six wickets. This puts him on 54.8 points, just behind Yorkshire’s Azeem Rafiq, who is on 56 points.

Performances Of The Week

Donaster Town’s Christopher Spinella, struck 134 as he topped the batting performances of the week. It was Spinella’s second hundred of the season, both were hit against Sheffield United and Doncaster’s club secretary, Steve Ward, had only glowing praise for the 20 year old.

The bowling performance of the week goes to 21 year old Sam Thelwell of Swardeston who destroyed Burwell’s batting line up and reduce them to 167 from their 55 overs. Thelwell finished with the superb figures of 14 overs, four maidens, seven for 29 to help his side complete a well-deserved win.

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Sussex’s Joe Gatting hit 84 not out this week to continue his fine form and secure his place at sixth in the MVP batting table. Former New Zealand international Lou VIncent put in a terrific performance for Nantwich against Neston, as he took seven for 57 from his 16 overs as he helped to dismiss Neston for a modest 216, a target that he made light work of, scoring an unbeaten 92 from just 94 balls, including seven fours and two sixes to complete a highly satisfactory day for this brilliant cricketer.

Derbyshire's Garry Park also put in a fantastic performance with the ball, playing for Cambridge Granta, he as reduced Fakenham to just 74 by taking outstanding figures of six for 25 from his 16.3 overs, including four maidens. It took Cambrige Granta just 18 overs to win the game Gary’s brother, Sean Park, taking control of the innings and hitting a run-a-ball 59.

The are calculated by collating the scores of all ECB Premier League matches. Every run, wicket and catch earns a player points, which are then divided by each match played. A player must play three matches to become eligible for an MVP rating.

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