Business as usual for Adams – 01/05/12 Notts star scoops most valuable player award Nottinghamshire’s Andre Adams has scooped the FTI MVP award for April after helping the county make an unbeaten start to 2012. The Auckland-born all-rounder hit 68 runs and took 18 wickets in just three games, including 5-62 against Worcestershire in last week’s rain-affected draw. He had to be at his best to hold off the challenge of New Road opponent Alan Richardson, after the veteran bagged a wicket more than him during the month. But Adams, who topped the County Championship MVP rankings in 2011, eventually prevailed by less than half a point after out-performing Richardson with the bat. His efforts have so far helped Notts win two and draw two of their opening four fixtures. They currently lie second in the fledgling Division One table, two points behind last year’s runners-up Warwickshire. And he is happy with both his team’s start to the season and his own contribution to the cause after picking up where he left off last term. He said: ” It’s been a difficult start to the season for everyone due to the weather, but that’s just something we all have to deal with. ” As a team we’d like to have scored more runs and earned more batting points, but if you said we’d be undefeated after the first four matches we’d probably have taken that. ” Personally, I had a good winter back home and to bring that into the new English season as well as picking up the FTI MVP award for April is very pleasing. ” I just hope the weather picks up and we can all maintain this form going forward into May and beyond.” The FTI MVPs have so far been dominated by seam bowlers, who have exploited early-season conditions to terrorise the country’s batting attacks. Nick Compton of Somerset and Notts skipper Chris Read are the only recognised batsmen in the top ten, and the latter, along with Adams and Ben Phillips, make Notts the only county side to boast three players in it. The awards are a statistical benchmark used by the Professional Cricketers’ Association, players and coaches to examine each aspect of a player’s game in relation to his peers. Now in their sixth season, the rankings reward players for every run scored, every wicket taken and every catch held. There are also bonuses awarded to players 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 getting out higher order batsmen. 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, with bonuses for five or more dismissals in an innings. Player County Batting Bowling Field Capt. Wins Pld Pts Average 1 Adams, Andre Notts 11.94 82.55 3 0 2.0 3 99.49 33.16 2 Richardson, Alan Worcs 1.04 98.15 0 0 0.0 3 99.19 33.06 3 Compton, Nick Somerset 83.96 0.00 3 0 1.0 4 87.96 21.99 For more information on the FTI MVP ranking system please visit www.thepca.co.uk . For more info on this release contact Robin Hutchison at Earlybird Media on 07968 124 132 or email@example.com About FTI Consulting FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,800 employees located in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The company generated $1.4 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2010. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.