Thursday, June 16th, 2022


Worcestershire Club Captain Brett D’Oliveira, and fellow all-rounder Ed Barnard, have climbed into the top ten of the PCA Men’s Domestic Most Valuable Player Rankings for 2022.

D’Oliveira is occupying the fourth spot after clocking up his third LV=Insurance County Championship century of the season against Durham at the Seat Unique Riverside.

He has amassed a total of 240.52 points, comprising 172.84 for batting, 43.67 for bowling and 15.60 for fielding.

Barnard is in the eighth position after achieving his second Championship century this summer against Durham.

His 227.97 points tally comprises 123.54 (batting), 90.62 (bowling) and 10.00 (fielding).

Derbyshire’s Shan Masood is currently in pole position with 301.50 points.

The PCA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Rankings is a unique algorithm that was originally developed in 2007 by the PCA and the players to identify the most effective players in the game.

The PCA partnered with cricket’s leading analytics specialists CricViz ahead of the 2021 season in order to relaunch the MVP, with key metrics including comparison to average or expected performance in each format now taken into account.

Meanwhile, Worcestershire has THREE players in the top ten of run-scorers in Division Two of the LV=Insurance County Championship.

Jack Haynes has totalled 594 in 11 innings at an average of 66.00 with three hundreds and one half-century.

D’Oliveira’s 545 runs have come from 10 knocks at an average of 90.83, also with three centuries and one fifty.

Pakistan star Azhar Ali is only one run behind on 544 at 49.45 with one double hundred and three half-centuries.

Masood again leads the way with 991 Championship runs.