James Benning has won the Cricket World Kingfisher Beer May 2011 Top Performer Award. The former Surrey and Leicestershire all-rounder was also the leader, at the end of May, of the overall after scoring 239 runs, including two centuries, and taking seven wickets for High Wycombe in the ECB Premier Home Counties League.
Special mention must also be made of Louth and England cricketer Arran Brindle who became the first woman to score a century in the ECB Premier League with an innings of 128 for Louth in the ECB Lincolnshire Premier League. Brindle, who is set to make her return to international cricket later this year, top scored in her side's innings against Market Deeping as they went on to record a comprehensive 72-run win.
Other notable performances
Top Performers - C Herring (Newport) 196 not out and N Sehgal (High Wycombe) 190 - other international performances - former England, Nottinghamshire, Surrey and Northamptonshire batsman Usman Afzaal hit 111 for the West Indian Cavaliers against Kimberley Institute, and England and Durham all-rounder Liam Plunkett hit 116 for Durham Academy as he found form after his recent injury lay-off. Former Indian international Wasim Jaffer is Himley's top-scorer with 247 runs from three games, and former England and Scotland International Dougie Brown (Barnt Green) has scored 292 runs from four matches.
Top Performers -T Bailey (Northern) 8-14 and C Fowle (East Grinstead) 8-30-- other international performances - Sri Lanka's Dinuka Hettiarachchi (St Annes) has three five-wicket hauls and Plunkett took 5-46 against Tynemouth for Durham Academy.
Each winner of the MVP Top Performer of the Month will receive a case of Kingfisher beer, a Mongoose bat and certificate of achievement signed by Graeme Swann.
The overall 2011 Cricket World Kingfisher Beer MVP Player of the Year will also have the chance to meet Kingfisher Beer ambassador Graeme Swann at the end of the season.
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