Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Hastings Highest Ranked Worcs Player In Pca Mvp One-Day Cup Listings

Hastings Highest Ranked Worcs Player In Pca Mvp One-Day Cup Listings

John Hastings is the highest ranked Worcestershire CCC player in the Professional Cricketers' Association Most Valuable Player rankings for the Royal London One-Day Cup at the completion of the group stages.

The Australian all-rounder picked up 10 wickets in his seven North Group appearances and scored 130 runs and helped the Rapids finish top and seal a June 17 sem-final with either Yorkshire Vikings or Surrey at New Road.

Hastings efforts earned him 76 points at an average of 10.92 per game and he is occupying 32nd position.

Just behind him in 35th spot is current PCA chairman and County opener Daryl Mitchell who hit three half centuries in six innings and also chipped in with seven wickets.

The 33-year-old has collected 73 points at an average of 12.15.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore's 118 versus Yorkshire and 63 off 34 balls against Derbyshire on Tuesday propelled him into the top 50.

He is in 45th position with 67 points at 8.33.

Other Worcestershire players in the top 100 of the PCA MVP lists for the One-Day Cup are:

48 – Joe Leach (66 at 8.25)

54 – Ben Cox (64 at 8.00)

59 – Ed Barnard (61 at 7.61)

61 – Brett D'Oliveira (60 at 7.48)

The current One-Day Cup leader is Glamorgan's Colin Ingram with 150 points at 18.78.

He is followed by Derbyshire's Shiv Thakor – 110 at 13.73 – and former England captain and Essex batsman Alastair Cook – 108 at 13.51.

They are amongst the eight players – the top four ranked English qualified from the two groups – to earn invitations to play in the 2018 North-South Series.

Keaton Jennings, Sam Hain and Gary Ballance are in the frame to join Thakor in the North squad providing there are no clashes with any England commitments.

Hampshire captain James Vince, who led the South to their 3-0 triumph in March, has qualified automatically along with Kent’s England Lions opener Daniel Bell-Drummond, and Cook’s Essex and former England team-mate Ravi Bopara.

The PCA MVP Rankings system was introduced in 2007 and was designed by the players to identify the match-winners and key influencers of matches throughout the domestic season.

The formula gives full credit to those players whose performances improve their team’s chances of winning.

Points are accrued for all runs scored and wickets taken, these are then adjusted within the context of the match to take into account strike rates and economy rates.

Runs gain more points if they are scored quickly or in low-scoring contests. Top order wickets are judged more valuable than those that fall later.