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Mustard posts new MVP record – 13/08/12

By 15 January, 2014 No Comments

Mustard posts new MVP record – 13/08/12 Phil Mustard’s match-winning efforts in the CB40 this weekend saw him record the highest individual points score in the history of the FTI Most Valuable Player Rankings. The Durham left-hander blasted 143 runs from just 91 balls against Surrey on Saturday before picking up two catches and two stumpings as his side won by 156 runs. His performance earned him 45.10 points in the rankings system, run by the Professional Cricketers’ Association as a statistical benchmark to judge each player in relation to his peers. Just 24 hours later he helped himself to another century and a stumping against Glamorgan that added another 33.19 to his MVP total – taking his weekend tally to a remarkable 78.29 points. Mustard’s total against Surrey was over five MVP points more than the previous best in the CB40 competition, posted by Grant Flower of Essex against Gloucestershire in May 2010. His knock included 12 fours and seven sixes, and contributed 47.99% of Durham’s total. He then caught Jason Roy and Zander de Bruyn at the wicket, and stumped Gary Wilson and Rory Burns as the visitors were bowled out for 156 in just 29.1 overs. The 107 runs he plundered against Glamorgan in a Durham total of 307 came off 61 balls, and included nine fours and four sixes. He now tops the overall FTI MVP rankings in the CB40, and is sixth overall across all competitions in 2012. He is also sixth in the all-time points table, having not even featured in the top ten at the start of the season. PCA Assistant Chief Executive, Jason Ratcliffe, said, ” A fantastic all-round weekend for The Colonel! Two back-to-back centuries scored at rapid rates, contributing catches and stumpings, and to top it off setting a new MVP record. ” Now in their sixth year, the FTI MVP rankings are an increasingly important marker for both players and coaches alike with key elements being taking into account for contract negotiations. ” The FTI MVP rankings are an important marker for both players and coaches alike, and Phil has now set the standard in limited overs cricket for the others to follow.” 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. Top 10 points scorers in the history of the FTI MVP rankings Player Date Opponents Performance MVP Points 1 Phil Mustard 11/08/12 Surrey 143 runs off 91 balls, 2 stumpings and 2 catches 45.10 2 Grant Flower 09/05/10 Gloucestershire 116 runs off 103 balls, 2 for 32 and 2 catches 39.49 3 Tom Smith 29/08/11 Nottinghamshire 117 runs off 104 balls, 4 for 48 and 1 catch 39.10 4 James Taylor 25/07/10 Warwickshire 103 runs off 95 balls and 4 for 61 38.45 5 Ryan ten Doeschate 03/05/10 Derbyshire 109 runs off 62 balls, 2 for 66 37.24 6 Alex Gidman 30/08/10 Netherlands 104 runs off 115 balls, 2 for 23 and 1 run out 37.24 7 Ian Blackwell 02/05/11 Leicestershire 98 runs off 64 balls and 3 for 49 37.13 8 Wes Durston 02/05/11 Yorkshire 95 runs off 99 balls, 3 for 25 and 1 catch 37.02 9 Marcus Trescothick 23/08/08 Gloucestershire 184 runs off 112 balls 36.93 10 Robert Nicol 27/07/12 Netherlands 133 runs off 113 balls, 1 for 26 and 2 catches 36.42 Clydesdale Bank 40 Points 2012 Player County Batting Bowling Field Capt. Wins Pld Pts Average 1 Mustard, Phil Durham 110.91 0.00 35 0 5.0 9 151 16.77 2 Patel, Samit Notts 58.20 62.37 2 0 5.0 10 128 12.76 3 Durston, Wes Derbyshire 59.12 45.23 7 0 4.0 11 115 10.49 4 Carberry, Michael Hants 100.66 2.60 1 0 4.0 6 108 18.04 5 Swart, Michael Netherlands 60.05 39.87 3 0 5.0 10 108 10.79 6 Hughes, Phillip Worcs 102.81 0.00 3 0 2.0 8 108 13.48 7 Moore, Stephen Lancs 91.68 0.00 4 0 7.0 9 103 11.41 8 Ali, Moeen Worcs 42.80 53.70 2 0 3.0 10 102 10.15 9 Davies, Steven Surrey 50.15 0.00 42 0 5.0 9 97 10.79 10 Ballance, Gary Yorks 84.81 0.00 5 0 4.0 8 94 11.73 {{ak_sharing}} The FTI MVP Explained For answers to all of your Rankings questions simply click on the links below. 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