Michael Pepper and Kathryn Bryce top the MVP Rankings in June.

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The voting for June’s Player of the Month awards has officially opened.

The top four men’s and women’s domestic players have been announced using the PCA’s Most Valuable Player Rankings, powered by Argentex, with a trophy for the winners the coveted prize.

Michael Pepper demonstrated his prowess with 170 MVP points in June, leading the way according to the stats. Warwickshire duo Dan Mousley and Jacob Bethell also impressed, occupying second and third place respectively while Surrey’s Jamie Smith continued his fine form, culminating in an England Test call up.

For the women’s award, the Bryce sisters both enjoyed brilliant months as Kathryn leads the points scoring with 167 with Sarah in third on 119. Northern Diamonds’ Hollie Armitage sits in second place with Sunrisers skipper Grace Scrivens completing an impressive top four.

Young players have shown their abilities in June as the eight nominees for Player of the Month have an average age of just 23.5.

The PCA’s Most Valuable Player Rankings, powered by Argentex, picks out the game’s top performers across every single fixture. This then forms the rankings for each competition, as well as an overall table which is how the top four is selected. The MVP takes into account batting, bowling and fielding contributions as well as match defining contributions using a unique algorithm developed with CricViz.

The PCA Player of the Month is decided by a 50:50 split between the PCA MVP Rankings and the public vote below – with the poll closing on 3 July at 10pm. With a short window to have your say, vote now to pick your winner of the June awards.

Men’s Player of the Month

June was dominated by the Vitality Blast in the men’s game with Birmingham Bears and Surrey occupying top spots in the Northern and Southern Groups. The Vitality County Championship continued with round nine and the first day of round 10 taken into consideration for the June award.

Michael Pepper (Essex)

The Essex wicketkeeper enjoyed a phenomenal month with the bat in the Vitality Blast, scoring 326 runs at an average of 54.3, earning him 170 points.

The 26-year-old picked up two Match MVP awards, the most impressive coming against Middlesex smashing 101 off 44 balls including six maximums. Pepper also took 11 dismissals with the gloves.

Dan Mousley (Warwickshire)

Showcasing his all-round capabilities, Mousley scored 293 runs across both formats in June alongside taking nine wickets, securing him 157 MVP points.

The 22-year-old picked up a Match MVP award against Derbyshire for his unbeaten 66 off 53 balls as the Bears won by seven wickets. He also picked up notable figures of 3-22 against Notts Outlaws.

Jacob Bethell (Warwickshire)

The Warwickshire all-rounder scored 333 runs in First-Class and T20 cricket during the month and took three wickets as he earned 154 MVP points.

The 20-year-old secured two Match MVPs, securing 39 points for an unbeaten 56 off just 16 balls including seven sixes and figures of 2-18 against Northamptonshire and another 30 points for an unbeaten 71 against Worcestershire.

Jamie Smith (Surrey)

The Surrey man scored 179 Vitality Blast runs and 187 Vitality County Championship runs in June, alongside five catches, obtaining 142 MVP points.

The 23-year-old picked up a Match MVP award against Somerset thanks to a fabulous knock of 87 off 38 balls which included 14 boundaries. He also scored 100 against Essex on the final day of the month.


Women’s Player of the Month

To assist your decision on who to vote for in the women’s category, below is a quick glance at the four nominees for June as The Blaze picked up the first silverware of the season, winning the Charlotte Edwards Cup (CEC) as the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy continued.

Kathryn Bryce (The Blaze)

The Scotland captain with 50 international appearances scored a phenomenal 355 runs and took five wickets in the month, earning 167 MVP points.

The 26-year-old medium pace bowler leads the Overall Domestic Women’s MVP table and picked up two Match MVP awards in the month, earning 41 MVP points in the CEC final for her 62 off 45 balls and figures of 1-13 as The Blaze lifted the trophy.

Hollie Armitage (Northern Diamonds)

The Northern Diamonds skipper amassed an amazing 313 runs, averaging 52.2, alongside five wickets in the month, securing 139 MVP points.

The 27-year-old all-rounder from Yorkshire won two Match MVP awards, the most impressive coming against Western Storm as she smashed 97 from 64 balls, claiming a massive 53 MVP points as Northern Diamonds won by 28 runs.

Sarah Bryce (The Blaze)

The Scotland international scored 246 runs in the month as well as showcasing her skills behind the stumps with four catches and an incredible 11 stumpings, accumulating 119 MVP points.

The 24-year-old wicketkeeper won a Match MVP award against Western Storm, scored an unbeaten 52 in the CEC final and was a part of a 100-run partnership with her sister, Kathryn, against Sunrisers.

Grace Scrivens (Sunrisers)

The Sunrisers skipper scored 265 runs at an average of 53 in June, earning 115 MVP points.

The 20-year-old won two Match MVP awards picking up 37 points against Northern Diamonds for an unbeaten 64 and a further 35 MVP points against South East Stars with another impressive unbeaten knock of 62 from 48 balls.