Mustard posts new MVP record - 13/08/12
Phil Mustard’s match-winning efforts in the CB40 this weekend saw him record the highest individual points score in the history of the FTI Most Valuable Player Rankings.
The Durham left-hander blasted 143 runs from just 91 balls against Surrey on Saturday before picking up two catches and two stumpings as his side won by 156 runs.
His performance earned him 45.10 points in the rankings system, run by the Professional Cricketers’ Association as a statistical benchmark to judge each player in relation to his peers.
Just 24 hours later he helped himself to another century and a stumping against Glamorgan that added another 33.19 to his MVP total – taking his weekend tally to a remarkable 78.29 points.
Mustard’s total against Surrey was over five MVP points more than the previous best in the CB40 competition, posted by Grant Flower of Essex against Gloucestershire in May 2010.
His knock included 12 fours and seven sixes, and contributed 47.99% of Durham’s total. He then caught Jason Roy and Zander de Bruyn at the wicket, and stumped Gary Wilson and Rory Burns as the visitors were bowled out for 156 in just 29.1 overs.
The 107 runs he plundered against Glamorgan in a Durham total of 307 came off 61 balls, and included nine fours and four sixes.
He now tops the overall FTI MVP rankings in the CB40, and is sixth overall across all competitions in 2012. He is also sixth in the all-time points table, having not even featured in the top ten at the start of the season.
Assistant Chief Executive, Jason Ratcliffe, said, “A fantastic all-round weekend for The Colonel! Two back-to-back
centuries scored at rapid rates, contributing catches and stumpings, and to top
it off setting a new MVP record.
“The FTI MVP rankings are an important marker for both players and coaches alike, and Phil has now set the standard in limited overs cricket for the others to follow.”
The rankings reward players for every run scored, every wicket taken and every catch held. There are also bonuses awarded to those whose runs and wickets contribute to a win for the team, with captains earning points for their command of the side.
Bowlers receive higher marks for, among other things, good economy rates, bowling maidens and for dismissing batsmen higher up the order. There are also bonuses for five or more dismissals in an innings.
In addition, batting points are handed out for high run rates and the percentage of the team’s runs each batsman contributes. Fielding points are awarded for catches, run outs and stumpings.
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