Joe Leach and Jack Shantry's performances for Worcestershire during 2015 continues to be reflected in the PCA's Most Valuable Player rankings for the LV = County Championship.
All-rounder Leach and left arm paceman Shantry currently lie in third and eighth spot respectively.
New vice-captain Leach has accumulated 307 points after taking 54 Championship wickets and scoring nearly 500 runs.
Shantry, who finished 17th in the 2014 rankings, has 271 points to his credit after topping 50 wickets in the competition for the second successive season.
Durham's Chris Rushworth (424 points) continues to lead the way with Middlesex's James Harris (329) in second spot.
The current top 10 in the PCA MVP LV = CC rankings is:
Rushworth (Durham) 424 points
Harris (Middlesex) 329 points
LEACH (WORCS) 307 points
Clarke (Warwicks) 293 points
Magoffin (Sussex) 290 points
Bresnan (Yorks) 277 points
SHANTRY (WORCS) 271 points
Stevens (Kent) 263 points
Hastings (Durham) 263 points.
So how are points accumulated in the MVP rankings? Here is a guide as illustrated on the PCA's own website.
The PCA MVP is a cumulative points system that rewards players for every run scored, every wicket taken and every catch held – and, how well they do it.
A player achieves bonus points based in certain criteria. An overview of the formula is set out below:
BATTING + BOWLING + FIELDING + CAPTAINCY + WINNING = TOTAL MVP POINTS
The basis of the batting points take into acccount runs scored, the rate scored at and the % of the team’s total.
Batting bonus points are achieved for:
Reaching a century
Achieving a benchmark run-rate (varies per tournament, i.e. 1.5 runs per ball in the Twenty20)
Scoring over 30% of a team’s runs
The basis for the bowling points take into account the number of wickets and economy rates
Bowlers achieve higher points for getting out higher order batsmen
Bowling bonus points are achieved for:
Achieving a benchmark economy rate (varies per tournament, i.e. less that 6 runs per over in Twenty20
Taking 5 or more wickets in an innings
Points are accumulated for:
Run outs – direct hits
Run outs – assists
Bonus for 5 fielding dismissals in an innings
A captain of a winning side will receive a points bonus
Winning teams: All members of a winning team receive a points bonus.