With the club cricket season now just past the halfway point, we take a look at the movers and shakers in the Cricket World Club Most Valuable Player Ratings.
Gloucestershire’s Ian Cockbain (Downend) leads a top ten of the batting ratings that is dominated by county-contracted players. Lancashire and ex-Unicorns all-rounder Luis Reece (Leyland) is second, with Yorkshire Academy player Jack Leaning, a one-time leader, back up to third after unbeaten 93 for York. Another Yorkshire player who hit a half-century last weekend is Alex Lees, whose 66 for the Academy sees him move up to seventh.
Surrey’s Jason Roy (Reigate Priory), Australia Under-19s’ Will Bosisto (Totton and Eling) and Indian Abhishek Nayar (Ilford) are other well-known players inside the top ten. Jordan Kane and Jimmy Taylor lead the way for the non-professionals in fifth and eighth places respectively for Llandudno and Totton and Eling. Former England super sub Gary Pratt, meanwhile, hit a cracking unbeaten 140 for Richmondshire and moves into ninth.
The bowling ratings are led by Longton’s club cricket stalwart Craig Barker, who took five for 60 on Saturday to leapfrog Ian Holland (Fleetwood) and David Foster (Chester-le-Street). Two other men who impressed in the latest round of matches are former Somerset leg-spinner Michael Munday, whose six for 81 for Horsham sees him gain three places to go second, and Toft’s James Lomas, who took six for 95 to move up to seventh. Checkley’s Richard Cooper leapt an astonishing 18 places after taking seven for 30.
There are two significant movers in the overall ratings, which are led by Durham off-spinner Ryan Pringle. Derbyshire’s Peter Burgoyne hit 55 and took four wickets for Denby to move from seventh to fourth, while Shanuka Dissanayake is back in the top 10 after a strong showing with bat and ball for Richmondshire. Other men inside the top ten are Keaton Jennings (Stockton), Will Beer (Horsham) and Moeen Ali (Wolverhampton).
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