Marcus Trescothick Wins the Monthly FTI MVP for May - 09/06/11
Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick has won the monthly FTI MVP award for May following a superb run of form that has seen the 35-year-old score 847 runs in the LV= County Championship and the Clydesdale Bank 40 contributing to a total points tally of 190.38 over the course of the month.
During May, Trescothick's efforts with the bat contributed to 27% of Somerset's total runs throughout four LV= County Championship matches and four Clydesdale Bank 40 matches. The 35-year-old opener's top score for the month was against Yorkshire, scoring 189 in the first innings and followed this with 151 from 131 balls in the second innings earning himself 72.52 points for his efforts. Trescothick scored 167 runs during the Clydesdale Bank 40 matches including a blistering 111 from 79 balls against Lancashire to help Somerset remain unbeaten during their 2011 campaign.
Trescothick narrowly beat Durham and England Lions allrounder Ben Stokes to the award. 20-year-old Stokes displayed strong batting and bowling performances throughout May earning 187.32 points in the process. Stand out performances included 150 from 113 balls against defending Clydesdale Bank 40 champions Warwickshire Bears and 185 against Lancashire in the LV= County Championship.
Other players vying for the top spot during May were Chris Nash (Sussex) who finished in third place, Somerset all rounder Peter Trego and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan (Sussex) who were fourth and fifth respectively.
Marcus Trescothick said: "It's great to be back on the FTI MVP honours board. Competition is very tight again and there's a lot of cricket to be played, but I will be doing my best to maintain the form I have so far."
Sebastian Mathews, vice president in the Strategic Communications business segment of FTI Consulting said: "It is fantastic to see the competition for the FTI MVP title already hotting up at this early stage of the season. Marcus Trescothick is widely regarded as one of the country's leading batsmen and the FTI MVP stats back this up. It is also great to see the wealth of English talent amongst the chasing pack which will undoubtedly result in an enthralling battle for the title as we move through the summer. Congratulations to Marcus on winning the May award and we wish him well for the rest of the season."
A monthly FTI MVP award is announced throughout the summer for the leading points scorer across the LV= County Championship, Friends Life t20 and Clydesdale Bank 40 for that month. April's award was won by 22-year-old Warwickshire allrounder Chris Woakes.
FTI MVP awards are also presented to the leading domestic player at the end of each county season and the leading England player at the end of the domestic international season and again following the winter tour period.
Originally conceived by the PCA, the FTI MVP Rankings (powered by PA Sport) is a cumulative points system that rewards players for every run scored, every wicket taken and every catch held - and how well they do it.
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