Both the batting and bowling tables in the have seen little movement this week, due to players representing their respective county teams.
Lancashire’s Steven Croft remains at the top of the batting MVP table on 85.4 points, with Brad Rasool and Dammika De Vas Gunawardene following him closely in second and third place.
The fact that few of the the top-rated players this week due to county commitments shows the effectiveness of the premier leagues as a launching pad in to the professional game.
Fawad Alam was not in action for Woodhall Spa this week because the left-hander was selected in the Pakistan side that faced in England in Twenty20 match on Sunday. He made a 29-ball 20 in his sides losing cause.
There was more movement within the bowling department, with Gaurav Dhar picking up six wickets for Chorley this week, in the Northern Premier Cricket League. He took the six wickets for the cost of 83 runs from his 19 overs. This outstanding performance has seen him jump up in to fourth place with 61.6 points.
Thanks to a tremendous six-wicket haul, Marcus Sharp moves up two places from sixth in fourth place. His figures of six for 61 from a massive 31 overs, including 13 crucial maidens ensured that his team, Lytham, beat Northen Cricket Club by 12 runs in the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition.
Performance of the Week:
There was a tie between Upminster’s Alan Ison and Old Northamptonian’s Richard Kaufman this week for the best batting performance. Both talented players made 144 in an effort to push their teams up their leageus tables. Kaufman’s hundred came up against top of the league final on a day that ON’s skipper said, “It is going to be a really pressurised game and Finedon are going to be really trying hard.”
The are calculated by collating the scores of all ECB Premier League matches. Every run, wicket and catch earns a player points, which are then divided by each match played. A player must play three matches to become eligible for an MVP rating.
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