Jason Roy

 

Darren Stevens

 

Jim Allenby


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Darren Stevens holds off Jason Roy in T20 MVP thriller  — 26/08/2014

Jason Roy’s pyrotechnics in Surrey’s semi-final of the Natwest t20 Blast were not enough to see his side through to the final, nor could they quite propel him to victory in the t20 FTI MVP. Roy made 58 off 25 balls against the Birmingham Bears, his ninth fifty of a brilliant campaign, but he fell agonizingly 1.5 points short of Kent-veteran Stevens. Stevens repeated his 2009 victory by scoring 351 runs and taking 18 wickets but in a victory of such small margins it was also the little things - like the two run-outs he effected - that got him over the line.

Stevens scored his runs at the rate of 159 runs per 100 balls and hit three fifties, two against Roy’s Surrey. His best match in terms of points-scoring came at Cardiff against Glamorgan where he returned figures of 4-0-22-3 before smashing 71 off 39 balls in a game that ended in a tie. His best bowling effort was achieved at home where his 4-1-17-4 ripped out the top of a powerful Somerset batting line-up. Stevens’ consistency in t20 has been quite remarkable. Since his 2009 victory he has finished in the top ten of the t20 FTI MVP in five out of six campaigns, the only aberration coming in 2013 when he finished 18th. He is the leading points-scorer in the history of the t20 MVP and the first player through the 1000-points barrier.

Roy’s 677 runs were by some distance the most in the competition and he scored them at the impressive rate of 157 runs per 100 balls, too. He contributed a whopping 29% of Surrey’s runs and he lit up the Kia Oval throughout the competition. He hit 77 fours  – the most in competition and 27 sixes. As if sensing Stevens would be his main rival for the MVP title he smashed the Kent man for 22 off the eight balls he faced from him when the sides met at the Oval, going on to make 79 off 46 balls. Roy enjoyed 10 wins to Stevens’ six, took five catches to the Kent man’s six and failed to complete any run-outs. Ultimately, though, it was Roy’s sloppy over against Glamorgan – his only over of the whole competition – which cost him. Roy went for 16 as Surrey suffered a narrow defeat, which cost him 1.60 Ranking- points, points which would have been enough to get past Stevens.

Glamorgan’s Jim Allenby came third with 548 runs and seven wickets. He scored his runs at 138 runs per 100 balls and he contributed over a quarter of his team’s runs. He scored 105 against Middlesex and notched four other fifties. He conceded runs at 7.70 runs per over, his best return of 4-0-16-2 came against neighbours Gloucestershire.

Luke Wright, who won the inaugural t20 MVP back in 2007 when the Rankings began, clubbed 56 fours and 28 sixes in making 601 runs at the rate of 162 runs per 100 balls in this year’s campaign. He contributed 27.58% of Sussex Sharks’ runs and finished with a bang scoring back-to-back hundreds: 116 not out off 66 balls against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl and 153 not out off 66 balls versus Essex at Chelmsford. Wright was the second leading run-scorer in the competition behind Roy and finished fourth in the t20 FTI MVP.

Winning Birmingham Bears’ skipper Varun Chopra finished fifth after scoring 525 runs at the rate of 122 runs per 100 balls. He made five fifties hitting 46 fours and 13 sixes in contributing 22.07%  of the Bears’ runs. He played a vital part in the field with his tactics and game-awareness and earned ten points for winning ten games as captain. 

NATWEST T20 BLAST FTI MVP

 

 

County

Batting

Bowling

Fielding

Captain

Wins

Played

Points

Average

Stevens

Spitfires

82.71

100.85

8

0

6

14

198

14.11

Roy

Surrey

182.99

-1.60

5

0

10

15

196

13.09

Allenby

Dragons

138.56

35.64

4

6

6

14

190

13.59

Wright

Sharks

171.14

0

5

0

6

14

182

13.01

Chopra

Bears

132.61

0

9

10

10

15

152

10.77

 

 

Previous t20 winners                                  Points

2013      David Willey                                    160                                            

2012      Dimitri Mascarenhas                       112

2011      Andrew McDonald                           222

2010      Chaminda Vaas                               226

2009      Darren Stevens                               143

2008      Graham Napier                                173

2007      Luke Wright                                     111         

 

The Formula

The FTI MVP is a cumulative points system that rewards players for every run scored, wicket taken and catch held - and, how well they do it. A player achieves bonus points based in certain criteria. An overview of the formula is set out below:

Batting + Bowling + Fielding + Captaincy + Winning = Total MVP points

Batting: The basis of the batting points take into account runs scored, the rate scored at, and the percentage of the team's total. Batting bonus points are achieved for reaching a century, achieving a benchmark run-rate (varies per tournament, i.e. 1.5 runs per ball in the Twenty20), and scoring over 30% of a team's runs

Bowling: The basis for the bowling points take into account the number of wickets and economy rates. Bowlers achieve higher points for getting out higher order batsmen Bowling bonus points are achieved for achieving a benchmark economy rate (varies per tournament, i.e. fewer than 6 runs per over in Twenty20), taking 5 or more wickets in an innings, and bowling maidens.

Fielding: Points are accumulated for catches, run outs - direct hits, run outs – assists, stumpings, with bonuses for 5 fielding dismissals in an innings.

Captaincy: A captain of a winning side will receive one bonus point

Winning teams:

All members of a winning team receive one bonus point.

 

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