Thursday 21 July 2011 

Little Club MVP Ratings Movement Following Wet Weekend

Kingfisher Beer Cricket World Club MVP Ratings

Rain ruined much of last weekend’s club cricket programme with the weather playing a part in leagues throughout the country. We take a look at matches where play was possible and see how it has affected the top tens in the .

Paul Borrington (Ticknall) remains top of the batting ratings courtesy of his 39 against Alvaston and Boulton, with David Brown (Mumbles) and Sam Billings (Hartley Country Club) remaining in second and third positions following the abandonment of their team’s matches.

Indeed the only player from last week’s top ten other than Borrington to see any action was Glen Batticciotto who scored 37 for Nantwich, which results in him swapping places with Robert Taylor (Market Harborough) in eighth place.

The bowling ratings were not quite as badly affected but the top three remain unchanged, with Ben Laughlin (Netherfield) and Dinuka Hettiarachchi (St Annes) unable to play due to the weather and Asad Ali’s two wickets for Wood Lane keeping him in third.

The week’s losers are Simon Kerrigan; who drops down two places to sixth after a disappointing showing in Ormskirk’s loss to Northop Hall; and Suwanji Madanayake who went wicketless for Barlaston and falls four places to 11th. Nayyer Abbas (Knypersley) is the main beneficiary and jumps up two places to ninth after taking five for 54 against Little Stoke.

Despite this, Abbas drops a point in the overall ratings as his five-wicket haul was preceded by a duck when Knypersley batted, meaning he is leapfrogged in the ratings by James Benning (High Wycombe). However, Asad Ali falls below them both into ninth position, thus allowing Abbas to remain in eighth.

Looking just outside the top ten, Madanayake drops down an astonishing 16 places to 28th; despite seeing his rating fall by only six points; as his poor bowling performance was backed up by a score of just six with the bat to emphasise the closeness of the ratings just outside of the top ten. Lukman Vahaluwala (Preston) suffers a similar fate, with a fall of four places to 15th.

You might have heard of:

Glamorgan wicket-keeper batsman Chris Cooke who followed his good form in the Friends Life t20 with 135 for Port Talbot Town against Ammanford; former Gloucestershire batsman Kadeer Ali who made 107 for West Bromwich Dartmouth; and Redhill-born Scotland batsman Oliver Hairs who hit 103 for York against Barnsley.

Of the bowlers, Craig Overton, twin brother of England Under-19 Jamie, took five for 25 for North Devon; Yorkshire’s Oliver Hannon-Dalby took six for 81 for Barnsley; and former Nottinghamshire medium-pacer Andrew Oram (Horton House) returned figures of five for 13 against Rushton.

© Cricket World 2011