Tuesday 27 August 2013 

Patel Climbs to Second in Rankings

 

Jeetan Patel’s match figures of 8-138 against Somerset were enough to take him second top of the FTI Most Valuable Player Rankings for LV= County Championship cricket.

The Kiwi off-spinner claimed his second five wicket haul of the season in the format in the visitors’ second innings, took three catches, and contributed 20 runs with the ball in an all-round performance that earned him 43.79 points.

Patel, who needs just four more wickets to reach 50 for the season in the LV=CC, is 21 points behind current leader, Sussex’s Chris Jordan, in the four day table and tenth overall when white ball cricket is included.

With just over a month of the season to go, the race to claim the FTI MVP title is gathering pace. The competition, which rewards players for every run scored, wicket taken and catch held, will see the winner scoop £10,000.

Bowlers receive higher marks for good economy rates, bowling maidens and for dismissing the top order, whilst batsmen are rewarded for high run rates and the percentage of the team’s runs they hit.

This season there have been more points across all formats for those notching 40 and 50 per cent of a team’s total, for top order batsmen, in recognition of their greater challenge against the new ball, and for those who hit big hundreds.

Varun Chopra is currently 18th in the table overall, with Edgbaston team-mate Rikki Clarke just outside the top 20 in 24th place.

 

LV= CC FTI MOST VALUABLE PLAYER POINTS 2013

Player

County

Batting

Bowling

Field

Capt

Wins

Plyd

Pts

Ave

Chris Jordan

Sussex

44.47

212.15

17

0

4.0

12

278

23.13

Jeetan Patel

Warwickshire

41.90

199.23

13

0

3.0

12

257

21.43

Tim Murtagh

Middlesex

18.17

228.72

4

0

5.0

10

256

25.59

Michael Hogan

Glamorgan

35.95

205.22

6

0

1.0

11

248

22.52

Wayne Madsen

Derbyshire

212.40

13.89

7

2

2.0

12

237

19.77

Steven Magoffin

Sussex

15.43

212.23

2

0

4.0

11

234

21.24

Scott Borthwick

Durham

153.63

57.99

17

0

5.0

11

234

21.24

Graham Napier

Essex

104.67

114.11

3

0

4.0

11

226

20.54

Graham Onions

Durham

19.42

200.30

3

0

3.0

8

226

28.22

Darren Stevens

Kent

135.46

80.13

6

0

1.0

11

223

20.27

 

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