Thursday 30 June 2011 

Kerrigan, Hettiarachchi Jump Up Club MVP Ratings

The Kingfisher Beer Cricket World Club have now been updated for last weekend’s fixtures. Star performers this week include Dinuka Hettiarachchi, who took a hat-trick for St Annes and Jamie How, who made an unbeaten 157 in the same league.

David Brown takes top spot in the batting ratings this week despite Mumbles’ match against Swansea being abandoned. This is because Joshua Knappett’s rating decreased, despite him making 68 for Finchley, as he was overshadowed by Fred Daeche-Marshall’s century in a high-scoring match against Brondesbury. Mark Wallace (Port Talbot Town) remains third, with Paul Borrington’s unbeaten 84 for Ticknall moving him up a place to fourth. Imran Qadir (Hainault and Clayhall) is the week’s biggest downward mover, falling nine places to 13th after scoring only 13.

Simon Kerrigan jumps straight to the top of the bowling ratings with a rating of 83.7, as he has now played the required minimum three matches for Ormskirk to be included. Dinuka Hettiarachchi’s rating increase sharply following his seven for 49, but he stays second, while Asad Ali stays third following his haul of three for 49 for Wood Lane. Sunil Tailor (Finchley) sees his rating marginally increase following his four for 54, but drops two places to eighth, thanks to Kerrigan and Ian Butler (Porthill Park) being new entrants inside the top ten, with Butler taking eight for 52 against Burslem. Saqlain Mushtaq (West Indian Cavaliers) remains seventh despite having figures of five for 41 last Saturday, with Carl Simon (Preston Nomads) dropping two places to tenth.

Ashar Zaidi retains his hold on first place in the overall ratings, despite Netherfield not playing on Saturday, with James Benning’s rating increasing slightly off the back of a steady performance for High Wycombe. Tom Andrews remains third, with Simon Kerrigan entering in fourth thanks to his excellent bowling rating. Hettiarachchi’s epic haul for St Annes moves him up from 12th to fifth, with Kelvin Snell (Paul) moving up three places to sixth following his innings of 77. Glen Batticciotto (Nantwich) and Asad Ali (Wood Lane) both drop down five places following disappointing performances with the ball and the bat respectively.

You may have heard of:

Mark Stoneman who made the most of his exclusion from Durham’s Twenty20 side to make 130 for Blaydon against Hetton Lyons; Nicholas Ferraby (former Leicestershire batsman) who made 112 not out for Oxford against Bishop’s Stortford; and Usman Afzaal who hit an unbeaten 84 for the West Indian Cavaliers.

Of the bowlers, Highfield captain Chris Liptrot took seven for 64 against Hightown; Cambridge University’s Jivan Lotay (Eastcote) who returned figures of seven for 102 against Teddington; and former Yorkshire off-spinner Richard Wilkinson who took six for 55, ironically against the Yorkshire Academy.

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