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Keaton Jennings has raced into a narrow lead at the top of the PCA Most Valuable Player Rankings for the Royal London One-Day Cup after two impressive performances with the bat.
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After a pulsating, fast-paced start to the Royal London One-Day Cup, Lancashire Lightning’s, Keaton Jennings finds himself at the top of the standings.
Jennings has performed admirably with the bat at the start of the 2018 campaign with a potential return to the England set-up being rumoured.
With back-to-back centuries in the Specsavers County Championship, Jennings has kept up his impressive form by recording scores of 129 and 78 as well as taking key wickets to earn 52.12 MVP points placing him narrowly above second-place Sam Hain.
Hain, like Jennings, has been the mark of consistency in the One-Day Cup so far with consecutive hundreds in Warwickshire’s first two games. Hain’s batting average of 105.00 has placed him just behind Jennings with 51.71 MVP Points with Warwickshire winning one and losing one of their opening fixtures.
Somerset have got their white-ball campaign off to a flying start with two victories from their opening two matches. Unsurprisingly, veteran James Hildreth has had the biggest impact for his side so far and is third in the standings with 45.34 points following his century that helped Somerset defeat Glamorgan.
The only other side with a 100% record so far is Gloucestershire following victories over Essex and Glamorgan respectively. George Hankins and Gareth Roderick sit as the highest placed Gloucestershire players after they were both individually named as PCA MVP Man of the Match over the course of the two fixtures.
The MVP formula was designed by the players to identify the match-winners and key influencers of matches throughout the domestic and international season.
An innovation which provides a more rigorous analysis of player performances than traditional batting and bowling averages.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s fine innings during Yorkshire’s victory over Durham has seen the youngster highly-placed in the One-Day Cup Rankings. Kohler-Cadmore hit a List A high-score of 164 against Durham to earn 38.40 MVP points in the match and place fourth in the overall table.
Lancashire’s Alex Davies also recorded a List A high-score against Durham scoring 147 in an opening stand of 175 with Jennings. Davies scored 32.38 MVP Points in the match to rank fifth in the overall standings with 39.97 MVP Points.
The only other county with two players represented in the top 10 of the overall standings is Derbyshire. With one win and one defeat from their opening fixtures the Falcons have Billy Godleman and Wayne Madsen sitting comfortably with both earning MVP Man of the Matches so far.
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