James Allenby’s Top Form Sees Him Move Up to Third in the County FTI MVP Rankings – 10/09/13
Jim Allenby’s terrific all-round performance in the semi-final of the YB40 against Hampshire has booked Glamorgan into a Lord’s final and moved him up to third in the FTI MVP Rankings.
Allenby scored an unbeaten 74 off 71 deliveries and then returned figures of 8-1-18-2 to unseat the defending champions on their home patch at the Ageas Bowl. Allenby has been consistent in all forms of the game this season as the table below shows. He’s scored 1,806 runs and taken 33 wickets, 1,031 and 19 of which have come in the LV=County Championship (LV=CC) where he’s also contributed 28 catches to Glamorgan’s cause. He’s made two centuries and seven fifties in the LV=CC – his best game coming against Worcestershire when he scored 78 and returned figures of 20-10-27-4. The YB40 has been his most successful competition (he’s ranked 7th in the YB40 FTI MVP) notching 420 runs and taking 12 wickets. His strike rate of 117 runs per 100 balls combined with an economy rate of 5.01 runs per over is outstanding. In the Friends Life t20 he went past 36 on six occasions, totting up 355 runs at a strike rate of 135 runs per 100 balls.
This week saw one of the biggest points-hauls for a single match as Middlesex’s Ollie Rayner earned 80.81 points for taking 15 Surrey wickets at the Oval. Rayner took 8-46 and 7-72 to skittle out the hosts and leave them rooted to the bottom of the LV=CC division one table. Ironically, the Oval was the scene for the record 81.59 points that Kent’s Martin Van Jaarsveld achieved in 2008 for scoring a hundred in each innings and taking five wickets.
Will Gidman produced the other standout performance of the week, taking ten wickets in the match (14-7-15-6 and 10.5-3-28-4) and scoring 143 in Gloucestershire’s win over Leicestershire. Gidman earned 59 points, which is another huge points-haul when you consider second division points are reduced by 20%.
Meanwhile, Samit Patel has returned to the top of the overall FTI MVP. Patel had been losing ground of late but 117 against Warwickshire in the Championship followed by a quickfire 43 not out off 26 balls in the YB40 semi-final victory over Somerset has given him a four-point lead over Moeen Ali.
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