Monday 28 June 2010 

CW® County Player Of The Week - Moeen Ali

CW® County Player Of The Week - Moeen Ali
CW® County Player Of The Week - Moeen Ali
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Worcestershire's Moeen Ali has been named as the Cricket World® County Player Of The Week after he stood out in a week where his side scored two wins in the Friends Provident t20 - tripling their tally for the season in the process.

The week began with their game against Derbyshire and although they lost the match by six wickets, Moeen's 67 in 52 balls gave Worcestershire's bowlers something to bowl out as they reached 127 and Derbyshire needed until the final over to confirm victory.

Moeen managed just one during a thumping 104-run defeat to Yorkshire one day later but it was a different story three days afterwards against Northamptonshire.

Moeen bagged the wickets of Niall O'Brien, Alex Wakely and David Sales and was unbeaten having not faced a ball as Worcestershire completed a resounding nine-wicket win, Sanath Jayasuriya smashing 87 in 45 balls.

Mooen finished his week by scoring 45 in 24 balls in another comprehensive eight-wicket win over Derbyshire.

Although Jason Roy, Scott Styris and Matthew Prior all scored centuries this week, and Steve Harmison, Andrew Symonds and Tom Smith both returned five-wicket hauls, Moeen was named as the player of the week for his consistency throughout the period, for excelling with both bat and ball and shining in a team that has had a disappointing start to the t20 competition.

Other contenders for the award included Chaminda Vaas, Dawid Malan, Sean Ervine and James Taylor.

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