Marcus Trescothick wins back to back monthly FTI MVP awards - 08/07/11
Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick has become the first player ever to win back to back monthly FTI MVP awards, underling his dominance in the domestic game this season. Trescothick won the award for June after a number of blistering performances in the Friends Life t20 that have helped Somerset to second in the south group.
Throughout June Trescothick has starred with the bat earning a total of 141.06 points over the course of the month. The 35 year old's top score of the month was against Essex, blasting 108 runs from 61 balls to help his side to victory. Other impressive scores include 87 from 39 balls against Sussex, 58 from 28 balls against Glamorgan and 64 from 47 balls against Kent. The Somerset captain scored 372 runs in his seven innings during June, with an average of 53. Somerset played one LV= County Championship match with Trescothick scoring half centuries in both innings.
Other players vying for the top spot during June included Sussex and England all-rounder Luke Wright who finished second with 130.83 points, Azhar Mahmood (Kent) who scored 129.8 points followed by David Hussey (Notts) and Stephen Moore (Lancashire).
Marcus Trescothick said: "My goal is always to try and be the best and to maintain my form and it's nice to be top of the tree and earn an FTI MVP award. As a batsman you know you need to score heavy runs in all forms of the game if you want to maintain your position at the top of the FTI MVP rankings and that's what I'll be trying to do for the rest of the season."
Sebastian Mathews, vice president in the Strategic Communications business practice of FTI Consulting said: "Marcus is obviously in a rich vein of form at present and this has been demonstrated by his back-to-back FTI MVP wins. Some of his performances, especially in the Friends Life t20 competition, have been outstanding and he has set down the gauntlet to the chasing pack. As the season starts to move through the gears we look forward to seeing how the race to be crowned FTI MVP 2011 unfolds. In the meantime, congratulations must once again go to Marcus."
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 and England all-rounder Chris Woakes with Trescothick winning the award for May.
For a full round up of all FTI MVP activity during June visit www.thepca.co.uk/assets/files/videos/FTI-MVP-2011-June-Update-cut-2.wmv
Not only has the Trescothick won the monthly awards for May and June, the Somerset captain is also currently top of the overall FTI MVP County rankings with 411 points, 64 clear of Worcestershire's Gareth Andrew who lies in second place. The big hitting opener tops the LV= County Championships rankings and also heads up the Friends Life t20 batting rankings which includes hitting an impressive 18 sixes and 52 fours in the competition this season.
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) are a cumulative points system that rewards players for every run scored, every wicket taken and every catch held - and how well they do it.
For more information on the current standings for the FTI MVP Rankings check www.ecb.co.uk/stats
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