Press Release

Lancashire’s Croft Scoops July FTI MVP Award – 01/08/12

By 15 January, 2014 No Comments

Lancashire’s Croft Scoops July FTI MVP Award – 01/08/12 Lancashire’s Steven Croft has capped an impressive month by winning the July award for the top performing player in the FTI Most Valuable Player rankings. The 27-year-old all-rounder held off stiff competition from Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali to top the table by ten points. He began the month with a number of blistering performances in the Friends Life t20, including a quick-fire 48 against Derbyshire, that earned him a call-up to England’s 30-man provisional squad for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. His contribution in the LV= County Championship included an unbeaten 154 against Surrey and match figures of 9/105 against Worcestershire, whilst in the CB40 he made almost half his county’s runs against Middlesex before hitting 57* against Leicestershire. After watching the Red Rose go top of their CB40 group with two games in hand following victory over Gloucestershire, he now hopes his efforts with both the bat and ball can propel them towards their first Lord’s final since 2006. He said, ” It’s been a good month for both Lancashire and me after a fairly difficult start to the season and I’m delighted to pick up the July FTI MVP Award. ” It was great to be called up to the provisional England squad, and this award is great too, as it judges you against your fellow professionals. ” I’ve felt in good nick, and am delighted I’ve been able to contribute to the team’s performance, particularly in the CB40 where we’re very well placed to make the knockout stages. ” Our aim now is to secure our First Division status as a matter of priority, and do as well as we can in the CB40. It would be great to get to Lord’s, and I am hopeful we’ll perform well enough to do so in the coming weeks.” As well as topping the monthly table, Croft also sits astride the overall leader board. He is five points clear of Peter Trego and has more batting points than anyone else in the top ten. 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 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. Kieron Smith, Senior Vice President, FTI Consulting said, ” Congratulations to Steven Croft for an outstanding effort in July. His performances have not only led to him getting recognition from the England selectors, but put Lancashire in with a good chance of reaching the CB40 final.” JULY’S TOP FIVE FTI MVP PERFORMERS Player County Score Steven Croft Lancashire 140.99 Moeen ALi Worcestershire 130.07 Samit Patel Nottinghamshire 110.61 Adamm Voges Nottinghamshire 106.61 Phil Hughes Worcestershire 103.51 CROFT’S CONTRIBUTION DURING JULY Date Competition Opponents Runs Wickets Catches Run Outs MVP Points 01.07.12 FL t20 Derbys 48 1/32 1 17.93 03.07.12 FL t20 Notts 31* 7.84 08.07.12 FL t20 Durham 21 1 4.68 11.07.12 LVCC Surrey 154* 31.57 16.07.12 CB40 Middx 45 18.14 18.07.12 LVCC Worcs 16 3/64 2 1 20.25 18.07.12 LVCC Worcs 8 6/41 3 29.26 22.07.12 CB40 Leics 57* 1 10.29 30.07.12 CB40 Gloucs 3 0/13 1.03 Totals 393 10/150 8 1 140.99 {{ak_sharing}} The FTI MVP Explained For answers to all of your Rankings questions simply click on the links below. Why reward a captain?Is there a difference in the divisions?Why should a batsman be rewarded for scoring quickly?Why reward a batsman for scoring 30% of his teams’ total?Why reward a batsman for scoring a century?Why is a bowler who has a good economy rate considered valuable?Why reward a bowler for taking five wickets in an innings?Does each wicket a bowler takes have the same value?Run outsCatchesStumpingsWinning FTI MVP Extras Keep up to date with the FTI MVP with our news bulletins and RSS news feeds. Plus check out what happend when we ran the FTI MVP formula through the 2006 statistics. FTI MVP Video Find out what the experts think by clicking here To keep up to date with the England FTI MVP, visit The leader board will update at the end of each day’s play. If you have any questions or require more information about the FTI MVP, please contact For more information on the FTI MVP ranking system please visit For more info on this release contact Robin Hutchison at Earlybird Media on 07968 124 132 or 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