Thursday 25 August 2011 

Harris Takes The Lead In Kingfisher Beer Cricket World Club MVP Ratings

Harris Takes The Lead In Kingfisher Beer Cricket World Club MVP Ratings
Harris Takes The Lead In Kingfisher Beer Cricket World Club MVP Ratings
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It’s all change atop the with former New Zealand all-rounder and now Bromley overseas professional Chris Harris taking top spot in the batting ratings.

Harris has scored 253 runs in his last three matches including two centuries and, having completed the required number of matches, is a shoe in for first place. Another new entrant, Knowle and Dorridge’s David Hemp, takes second place with 255 runs from his last three matches. The former Glamorgan, Warwickshire and Bermuda batsmen also has two centuries to his name including an unbeaten 149 last weekend against Leamington.

All of this means that last week’s leading duo of Paul Borrington (Ticknall) and Glen Addicott (Vauxhall Mallards) drop down to third and fourth places with another new entrant, Middlesex’s Adam Rossington (Eastcote), at number five. David Brown (Mumbles) and Muhammad Jaffer (Banstead) both drop down four places to seventh and eighth despite good performances for their clubs last weekend, while Nick James (Swansea) and Imran Qadir (Hainault and Clayhall) round out the top ten. The week’s biggest losers are Robert Taylor (Market Harborough), Olly Swann (Notts Academy) and Glen Batticciotto (Nantwich) who all drop outside the top ten.

The bowling ratings have a more settled feel to them with St Annes’ Dinuka Hettiarachchi retaining top spot. Wood Lane’s Asad Ali jumps above Ormskirk’s Simon Kerrigan into second place following an astonishing haul of eight for 46 against Sandyford, while Nayyer Abbas moves up three places to fourth after taking seven wickets for Knypersley.

Chris Peploe (Ealing) and Luke Ryan (Banbury) each drop a couple of places to sixth and seventh respectively, with South Wiltshire’s James Tomlinson the beneficiary in moving up to fifth. Ashar Zaidi (Netherfield), Carl Simon (Preston Nomads) and Mathew Mixer (Lymington) occupy positions eight to ten, with Hassan Khan (Finchley) and Ben Laughlin (Netherfield) dropping outside the top ten.

Chris Harris takes over the lead at the top of the overall ratings, ahead of the non-playing David Wainwright (Castleford), after taking six wickets in three matches to go with his outstanding batting performances. Nayyer Abbas, Ashar Zaidi, Glen Addicott, Dinuka Hettiarachchi, Joe Root (Sheffield Collegiate) and Stephen Parry (Bootle) each drop down one position to make way for Harris, with Asad Ali re-entering the top ten in ninth off the back of his excellent bowling figures. Nick James is tenth, while Alex Smeeth (Werrington) drops down to 11th.

You might have heard of:

Kent and England Under-19 opener Daniel Bell-Drummond who made an unbeaten 132 for Blackheath against The Mote; former Leicestershire batsmen Nicholas Ferraby (Oxford) who hit an unbeaten 125 against Henley; and Lancashire batsman Jordan Clark who made 119 for Chester Boughton Hall.

Of the bowlers, former Worcestershire and Northamptonshire seamer David Wigley took the week’s best figures of eight for 36 for Old Northamptonians against Stony Stratford; former Hampshire all-rounder Richard Hindley (Havant) took six for 27 against Totton and Eling; and former Northamptonshire batsman Tom Huggins showcased his off-spin with five for 45 for Bury St Edmunds against Horsford.

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