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June Teams of the Month selected by PCA MVP

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The MVP Teams of the Month for June in the men’s and women’s domestic game have been announced, selected via the PCA’s Most Valuable Player Rankings.  

Using the MVP’s unique algorithm, powered by Argentex, the sides have been picked by choosing the game’s top performers across domestic cricket in June.

In the men’s game, the month was dominated by the Vitality Blast, alongside a round and a day being completed in the Vitality County Championship. Essex wicketkeeper-batter Michael Pepper captains the side having scored a brilliant 170.15 MVP points during in June, largely thanks to his 326 T20 runs, including a century against Middlesex. The 26-year-old finished the month as the highest scoring batter with 133.15 batting points.

Surrey’s Sean Abbott and Gloucestershire’s David Payne take two of the fast bowling spots having amassed 87.19 and 80.12 MVP bowling points respectively. Warwickshire teammates Dan Mousley and Jacob Bethell also impressed, earning a place in the side for the first time.

In the women’s game, the first silverware of the season was handed out as The Blaze won the Charlotte Edwards Cup and Kathryn Bryce picked up competition MVP. The Scottish batter also captains this month’s side having secured a phenomenal 166.70 MVP points during June and finished as the leading batter with 134.81 batting points.

A brace of players maintain their positions in the side with Bryce and Southern Vipers Charli Knott impressing in consecutive months. Sarah Bryce also produced consistent performances in June picking up 40 fielding points thanks to her 11 stumpings and four catches, whilst Heather Graham picked up the most bowling MVP points with 71.20.

The PCA’s MVP system works by comparing a player’s accomplishments against the expected performance for that game. Runs and wickets achieved at each ground are also considered and compared to the average. Enabling players to score or lose MVP points on every ball through CricViz’s extensive historical database, the rankings are a true reflection of performance.

The teams have been selected using a traditional, balanced side. This means that a player such as Surrey’s Dan Lawrence is unfortunate to miss out, despite finishing sixth in the rankings for the month, he was ultimately outscored by other all-rounders like Bethell. Likewise, Sophia Dunkley finished sixth in the batting rankings but didn’t quite do enough to make the side.

June's MVP Team of the Month

Rishi Patel

Leicestershire

  • 121.12 Batting Points
  • 125.12 Overall Points
Luke Wells

Lancashire

  • 80.37 Batting Points
  • 36.76 Bowling Points
  • 137.13 Overall Points
Aneurin Donald

Derbyshire

  • 102.86 Batting Points
  • 119.06 Overall Points
James Vince

Hampshire

  • 101.92 Batting Points
  • 128.92 Overall Points
Jamie Smith

Surrey

  • 128.82 Batting Points
  • 141.82 Overall Points
Jacob Bethell

Warwickshire

  • 112.71 Batting Points
  • 14.93 Bowling Points
  • 152.71 Overall Points
Michael Pepper (C & WK)

Essex

  • 113.15 Batting Points
  • 30 Fielding Points
  • 170.15 Overall Points
Dan Mousley

Warwickshire

  • 76.53 Batting Points
  • 63.98 Bowling Points
  • 156.56 Overall Points
David Payne

Gloucestershire

  • 80.12 Bowling Points
  • 96.61 Overall Points
Sean Abbott

Surrey

  • 87.19 Bowling Points
  • 103.98 Overall Points
Richard Gleeson

Warwickshire

  • 78.79 Bowling Points
  • 82.79 Overall Points
Grace Scrivens

Sunrisers

  • 102.16 Batting Points
  • 114.66 Overall Points
Hollie Armitage

Northern Diamonds

  • 106.74 Batting Points
  • 138.81 Overall Points
Heather Knight

Western Storm

  • 85.44 Batting Points
  • 90.44 Overall Points
Kathryn Bryce (C)

The Blaze

  • 134.81 Batting Points
  • 166.70 Overall Points
Sarah Bryce (WK)

The Blaze

  • 70.45 Batting Points
  • 40 Fielding Points
  • 119.45 Overall Points
Georgia Adams

Southern Vipers

  • 64.00 Batting Points
  • 26.15 Bowling Points
  • 114.15 Overall Points
Charli Knott

Southern Vipers

  • 48.62 Batting Points
  • 37.84 Bowling Points
  • 94.47 Overall Points
Charlie Dean

Southern Vipers

  • 52.70 Batting Points
  • 30.31 Bowling Points
  • 90.00 Overall Points
Heather Graham

The Blaze

  • 71.20 Bowling Points
  • 90.56 Overall Points
Linsey Smith

Southern Vipers

  • 63.75 Bowling Points
  • 79.60 Overall Points
Tilly Corteen-Coleman

South East Stars

  • 65.21 Bowling Points
  • 76.52 Overall Points