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Beaumont tops off international summer with individual accolade.
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Tammy Beaumont heads in to the Kia Super League this weekend after being crowned the Overall Women’s PCA Most Valuable Player for the summer.
Heather Knight led England Women to a terrific summer as they defeated both South Africa and New Zealand in individual three-match One Day International series as well as coming out victorious in the IT20 tri-series against the same opposition.
Beaumont was the pick of the England Women finishing with 114 MVP points from 11 matches. Beaumont’s batting points alone scored her 106 points, 60 more than her closest rival, showcasing the remarkable summer the opening batsman had.
Over the course of the 11 fixtures, the Kent-born cricketer hit a remarkable three centuries and three half-centuries.
Beaumont went on a sensational run scoring three consecutive centuries, all against South Africa, the latter coming in a stunning IT20 where England Women posted a world record score of 250-3 from their 20 overs.
Katherine Brunt also had a summer to remember after finishing second, just behind Beaumont in the Overall Rankings.
The MVP formula is designed to identify the match-winners and key influencers of matches.
A more rigorous analysis of player performances than traditional batting and bowling averages, points are accrued for all runs scored and wickets taken, these are then adjusted within the context of the match.
Catches, run-outs and stumpings are also accounted for as well as bonus points for Captains and players who are on the victorious side.
Brunt’s all-round ability placed her closest to Beaumont with 101 MVP points, with 60 of them coming from the ball as the right arm medium-fast bowler took 15 wickets at an average of 19.3 for the summer.
Averaging an impressive 51.5 runs with the bat, the Barnsley-born cricketer proved a vital member of the lower middle-order with four of her eight innings ending unbeaten.
2018 PCA Rookie Camp attendee Sophie Ecclestone rounds off the top three demonstrating her excellent breakthrough year, playing every fixture for the national side this summer.
Ecclestone’s intelligent left-arm orthodox spin has bamboozled the opposition all summer and earned the 19-year-old 85 MVP points with 72 of these coming from her bowling, the most bowling points from any England women’s player.
Most notably, Ecclestone was rewarded for her performances during the tri-series victory as she was named Player of the Series.
Receiving widespread recognition for her glove-work, Sarah Taylor ended with 81 MVP points from her 10 matches played.
Taylor was consistently praised for some of the most staggering leg-side stumping’s during the summer as she consistently removed the bails taking six stumping’s at lightning speed to pick up 32 MVP points for her wicket-keeping alone.
Finishing off the summer’s top five for England Women was Natalie Sciver who just pipped Captain Heather Knight to fifth spot with 77 MVP points.
To view the Women’s MVP Rankings, click here.