After another weekend of club cricket action we take a look at the top performances from around the country and at how they have affected the Kingfisher Beer Cricket World Club Most Valuable Player Ratings.
Paul Borrington continues his record-breaking season for Ticknall in the Derbyshire Premier League and easily holds on to top spot in the batting ratings off the back of another century, this time against Quarndon. Glen Addicott moves up to second place despite not featuring for Vauxhall Mallards on Saturday, as many of last week’s top ten suffered failures with the bat.
Sam Billings (Hartley Country Club), Mark Wallace (Port Talbot Town) and Imran Qadir (Hainault and Clayhall) all made single figure scores for their respective clubs last weekend and drop a handful of places each. The main beneficiary from their poor showing is Glen Batticciotto (Nantwich), who gains five places following his 138 against Oxton, and moves up to third. Josh Knappett (Finchley), Robert Taylor (Market Harborough) and James Benning (High Wycombe) all retain their places at the tail end of the top ten, while Max Finzel makes his season debut inside the top ten after making 95 for Hastings and St Leonards Priory in their win over Brighton and Hove.
Simon Kerrigan is the weekend’s biggest mover in the bowling ratings, as he moves up four places to second, thanks to his six for 30 for Ormskirk against Colwyn Bay. Dinuka Hettiarachchi takes over first position from Ben Laughlin (Netherfield) – who drops to fourth – after taking three wickets for St Annes.
Asad Ali (Wood Lane) maintains his stranglehold on third position with a five-wicket haul against Knypersley, while Luke Ryan stays in fifth. Nayyer Abbas (Knypersley) took seven wickets in the match against Wood Lane and, despite taking seven for 68, still finished on the losing side. Nonetheless, he gains three positions and takes sixth place. Chris Peploe (Ealing) and David Wainwright (Castleford) both took five-wicket hauls for their clubs last weekend and hold on to their places inside the top ten.
David Wainwright backed up his five for 23 for Castleford with an innings of 90 to stay in first place atop the overall ratings, with Nayyer Abbas following up his seven-wicket haul with a score of 63 to move up three places to fifth.
Tom Smith makes his maiden appearance inside the top ten after completing the required three matches for Hampstead, and enters in fourth, after four wickets and a half-century against Twickenham. Abhijit Kale (Bickley Park) is another new entrant in sixth position, with Dinuka Hettiarachchi, Tom Andrews, James Benning and Ben Laughlin rounding out the top ten.
You might have heard of:
Sussex batsman Matt Machan, who made 129 for Hastings and St Leonards Priory against Brighton and Hove; former Essex all-rounder Justin Bishop (Bury St Edmunds), who hit 126 against Burwell; and former Zimbabwe international Richard Sims who made an unbeaten 122 for Swardeston.
Of the bowlers, Dutch international Shane Mott ended with figures of six for 45 for Bangor against Brymbo; the great Saqlain Mushtaq took five for 15 for West Indian Cavaliers in the Nottinghamshire Premier League; and former Essex and Northamptonshire fast bowler Ricaldo Anderson (Bromley) took five for 21 against Bickley Park.
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