Blackpool and Lancashire batman, Steven Croft, Neston’s Brad Rasool and Hampshire’s Chris Wood all head the batting table respectively, with Mark Wallace and Imran Qadir trailing them in fourth and fifth place respectively.
It is hard to see how anybody is going to catch Croft or Rasool as we come in to the last week of club fixtures. Croft sits on 85.4 points and Rasool has 72.2 points and a massive 10.3 points more than third place Wood.
As Sleaford’s Dammika Vaas Gunawardene has dropped from third place in the rankings to outside the top ten, the other players in the table all moved up one place.
Cardiff Cricket Club batsman, Darren Brown has entered the top 10 with 45.1 points heading in to this final week.
Although the top two bowlers remain at the top of the table, Daniel Colclough of Little Stoke has stormed in to third place from sixth place thanks to a fantastic performance against Longton. The opening bowler picked up seven wickets in his 12 over spell and conceded only 52 runs.
After a brief stay in third place, Chorley’s, Gaurav Dhar dropped down to twenty first place as he failed to pick up any wickets this week against Netherfield.
Christopher Liptrot may have peaked just at the right time to see him finish in the Cricket Worls MVP top 10 as he has come roaring in to sixth place with a massive eight wicket haul against Bootle CC. Liptrot’s figures of eight wickets for 29 runs from his thirteen overs ensured that Highfield beat Bootle by a massive 123 runs.
The lower half of the table remained fixed as matches were affected by rain yet again.
Top Performers of the Week
Lou Vincent once again showed his international pedigree as he smashed 173 from 130 balls against Oxton. The innings included 12 fours and nine sixes. The innings was the difference in the two teams, as Nantwich made 265 and beat Oxton by just 18 runs. In the second innings Vincent picked up four wickets to complete a highly memorable day for the New Zealand international.
Bourne would have not known if 219 would be enough, little did they know that Mark Dixon would put in one of the best performances seen this season and take nine wickets in just 12 overs. The seamer ran through Hartsholmes flimsy batting line up and dismissed them for just 62 runs.
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Matt Cassar, formerly of Northamptonshire hit 94 for Ockbrook against Matlock. Ockbrook made 174, however rain interrupted the Matlock innings after 25 overs, meaning the game was a draw.
Former Zimbabwean International, Dion Ebrahim, made a brilliant 92 for Stony Stratford against Rushden Town. Ebrahim’s side set Rushden 202 and beat the home side by 45 runs.
Rob Keogh, who made his debut for the Northamptonshire first XI recently against Yorkshire was back in the academy side justifying David Capel’s confidence in him. He struck 89 not out in a successful run chase against Wellingborough.
On the bowling front, Lanacshire spinner bowler, Simon Kerrigan, took five wickets for Ormskirk. The attacking bowler conceded 41 runs in his 12 overs as he picked up his sixth five wicket haul of the season in any cricket.
Former Pakistan international, Qaiser Abbas, took five wickets for 48 runs against Moddershall in his 16 overs. His wickets proved crucial in Hem Heaths winning draw as Moddershall were only six runs from victory at the end of the game with three wickets in hand.
The Cricket World Club MVPs 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.