The Kingfisher Beer have now been updated for last weekend’s fixtures. We take our weekly look at the winners and losers in the top tens. By Daniel Grummitt.
Imran Qadir (Hainault and Clayhall) takes top spot in the batting rankings, despite a decrease in ranking points from last week, courtesy of previous leader Cameron Herring’s (Newport) disappointing score in his team’s loss to Mumbles.
Mohammad Hussain (Rushden Town) scored 46 in his team’s total of 73 in their loss to Rushton and moves up to second place, while Nicholas Trainor moves up four places to third off the back of an unbeaten century for Frocester. Joshua Knappett (Finchley) and David Brown are other upward movers this week, with Unicorns’ wicket-keeper Knappett hitting a century in his team’s winning draw in the Middlesex Premier, and Brown making 97 in Mumbles’ win over Newport.
Glamorgan’s Mark Wallace (Port Talbot Town) is a new entrant inside the top ten at number nine. Of the losers, Michael Richardson (Newcastle) drops ten places to 13th after making only 41 in his team’s win over Hetton Lyons, while India’s Wasim Jaffer, overseas professional for Himley, sees his rating drop by 14 points after his team’s losing draw against Walsall.
In the bowling rankings Sunil Tailor (Finchley) takes top spot, after previous leader Asad Ali (Wood Lane) sees his rating decrease sharply. Dinuka Hettiarachchi (St Annes) continues his rapid rise as he jumps up 13 places to fifth off the back of his seven for 32 in his side’s win over Lancashire Academy; with Carl Simon (Preston Nomads) the weekend’s other big mover after he took eight wickets in his side’s win over Brighton and Hove. Luke Ryan (Banbury) maintains second position. Thomas Bailey (Northern) and Craig Barker (Audley) both drop outside the top ten after returning disappointing figures for their sides, taking none and one wicket respectively.
In the overall rankings, last week’s leader James Benning (High Wycombe) drops to third after a relatively poor match personally against Radlett; meaning that former Warwickshire, England and Scotland all-rounder Dougie Brown (Barnt Green) takes over the lead despite not playing on Saturday. David Lye (Exmouth) takes second position after scoring 78; with Tom Andrews (Market Deeping), Chris Peploe (Ealing) and Glen Batticciotto (Nantwich) all maintaining their places inside the top ten.
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Former Derbyshire wicket-keeper Jamie Pipe hit 131 in Chesterfield’s win over Ticknall, with current Derbyshire batsman Paul Borrington making 143 not out on the losing side in that match. In the reverse rubber Borrington (with 105) and Pipe (with 160) again made centuries as the sides drew. Sussex leg-spinner Will Beer hit 128 for Horsham as they beat Roffey and Worcestershire’s Neil Pinner and Matthew Pardoe both hit centuries in Kidderminster Victoria’s winning draw against Moseley.
Of the bowlers, besides Sri Lanka’s Dinuka Hettiarachchi’s seven wicket haul, former Kent bowler Min Patel took six for 37 for Bexley against Blackheath and former Warwickshire all-rounder Stuart Hole (Oxford) took five for 32 against Harpenden.
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