Wednesday 25 May 2011 

Howells And Zohaib Khan Retain Club MVP Leadership

In the Kieran Howells remains at the top of the batting rankings, while Zohaib Khan, despite losing top spot in the bowling rankings to Thomas Bailey, takes the top overall ranking by virtue of his 132 not out for Benwell Hill against South Shields this week.

Howells made only five in Ynysygerwn's loss to Sully Centurions but had such a huge lead before that he stays in first place. Mark Tomsett is a new entry into second place, having now played the required three innings and for hitting 117 not out for Eastbourne as they beat Chichester Priory Park.

Josh Knappett (Finchley) and Dougie Brown (Barnt Green) are also new entrants into the top ten. Matthew Sugg (East Grinstead) is up three places after the highest score of the week (170 not out) against Three Bridges, while Glen Batticciotto is down four to number seven. Sharn Gomes (Stony Stratford) is the big loser from last week, falling ten places to twelfth.
 
In the bowling rankings Thomas Bailey (Northern) moves up courtesy of his four wickets against Bootle, while Luke Ryan (Banbury) takes second position on the back of his six for 52 against Harpenden. Asad Ali (Wood Lane) moves up five places to fourth, while Sunil Tailor (Finchley) and Carl Simon (Preston Nomads) are all new entrants inside the top ten. Along with Zohaib Khan, Gurman Randhawa (Rotherham Town) and Jamie Ducker (Hawarden Park) are down two and four places respectively. Last weeks second placer, Fahad Masood (Bourne) drops ten places while Criag Barker goes from third to seventh.
 
Overall this means that Zohaib Khan takes top spot in the rankings with last week's top two; Glen Batticiotto and Tom Andrews down four and one respectively. Glenn Querl (North Devon) makes second after entering the batting rankings in 172nd and the bowling rankings in ninth, and Keith Dutch (Tring Park) makes his debut inside the top ten after an excellent all-round display of 66 not out and seven for 80 against Radlett.
 
Top Performances This Week:

This weeks top came from Matthew Sugg, as mentioned earlier, with Matthew Gregory also making 163 not out and Imran Qadir 160 not out. There were seven this weekend with Sohail Rauf's the cheapest of them, moving him up to seventh in the overall rankings.
 
You might have heard of:

Arran Brindle (Louth) who became the first woman to hit a century in mens' premier league cricket; Paul Cook (Lincolnshire's captain in the Minor Counties Championship) who hit 122 not out and Paul Borrington who made an unbeaten 115 for Ticknall as he looks to force himself back into the Derbyshire team.
 
In the bowling the spinners prospered as besides Keith Dutch, Simon Kerrigan took six for 25 as Ormskirk beat Highfield by 15 runs and former Derbyshire offie Nathan Dumelow took five for 33 for Quarndon.

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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