The Kingfisher Beer have now been updated for last weekend’s fixtures. We take our weekly look at the winners and losers inside the top tens on a week that saw a double-hundred and a nine-wicket haul in the ECB Premier Leagues.
Nicholas Trainor takes top spot in the batting ratings following his 89 for Frocester in their win over Bristol. Cameron Herring (Newport) regains third place after making 71 in the South Wales Premier League, and Paul Borrington takes tenth after hitting 61 for Ticknall. Glen Batticciotto (Nantwich) moves up to fifth following a century, while former Warwickshire and Glamorgan all-rounder Nick James (Swansea) moves inside the top ten for the first time after making 106.
Last week’s leader Imran Qadir (Hainault and Clayhall) falls seven places following a score of only 20 and previous second-placer Mohammad Hussain (Rushden Town) drops down to 21st. The top batting performer of the week was Joel Abraham (Swardeston), who made 221 not out in his team’s ten wicket thrashing of Clacton-on-Sea.
In the bowling ratings, Luke Ryan finally breaks through to take top spot after being in the top five for most of the season. He took six for 65 for Banbury against Bishop’s Stortford. Former Middlesex spinner Chris Peploe moves up to second following four for 27 for Ealing. Sri Lanka’s Dinuka Hettiarachchi continued his outstanding form for St Annes by moving up two places to third after taking seven for 60 against Blackpool, and Saqlain Mushtaq (West Indian Cavaliers) stayed inside the top ten in sixth position.
Sunil Tailor, last week’s top bowler, drops down to fifth despite taking four for 28, such is the closeness at the top of the bowling rankings with another top performer from last week, Carl Simon (Preston Nomads) dropping down to tenth. The week’s big upward mover is P Spencer, who took seven for 26 for Brighton and Hove against Eastbourne. Marlon Cornelius returned the weekend’s outstanding figures by taking nine for 57 for Ashtead against Guildford.
Overall ratings: Ashar Zaidi takes the number one position following an excellent match for Netherfield, which featured an innings of 104 and two wickets. Luke Ryan moves up to second off the back of his impressive bowling, while James Benning (High Wycombe) holds on to third.
Lancashire’s Stephen Parry (Bootle) found time between Friends Life twenty 20 matches to make 133 and move up to fourth, with Nick James’ excellent batting performance seeing him take sixth position. Dougie Brown (Barnt Green) only had time to make seven not out against Knowle and Dorridge and moves down from first to ninth.
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Surrey’s Twenty 20 star performer against Essex Zafar Ansari made 123 not out for Weybridge against Reigate Priory and former Northamptonshire batsmen Tom Huggins hit an unbeaten 156 for Bury St Edmunds. Unicorns batsman Luis Reece continued his fine start to the season for Leyland with 130 against Netherfield.
On the bowling front, besides the ever-present Dinuka Hettiarachchi’s seven for 60, Loughborough University’s Harveer Gandham took five for 18 for Market Harborough, and Lincolnshire stalwart Brett Houston returned figures of five for 30 for Bracebridge Heath.
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