Two strong performances with the ball in the State Shield competition have seen English professional Graham Napier move to the top of the overall State MVP rankings. The State Wellington Firebird took 3 for 47 against the State Central Stags, and 4 for 40 against the State Auckland Aces in the last week. Napier backed up his bowling with a fine half century against the Stags.
Despite suffering their first loss of the season to the State Otago Volts, State Central Stags players Mathew Sinclair and Ewen Thompson remain high on the overall MVP table. Sinclair scored a fine 92 in the victory over the Firebirds, whilst Ewen Thompson has been on duty for the BLACKCAPS this week. State Central Stags wicket keeper Bevan Griggs has moved to the top of the fielding table after taking two catches and a stumping in the victory over Wellington.
MVP TOP FIVE AT A GLANCE
1. Napier, Graham (WLN) 156.20 points
2. Sinclair, Mathew (CD) 144.37
3. Thompson, Ewen (CD) 139.83
4. Franklin, James (WLN) 131.58
5. De Grandhomme, Colin (AKL) 126.23
STATE Shield top five
1. Napier, Graham (WLN) 65.15 points
2. Sinclair, Mathew (CD) 43.79
3. Yovich, Joseph (ND) 42.90
4. Woodcock, Luke (WLN) 36.81
5. Diamanti, Brendon (CAN) 34.07
Full details, points and rankings in the attached MVP Bulletin.
MVP BULLETIN - Issue 6.pdf
UPDATE: Generate customised MVP listings
You can now customise the MVP rankings to meet specific requirements.
Click on this link: http://www.blackcaps.co.nz/domestic/mvp/points-table.aspx to go to the overall points table. By clicking on the column headings you can sort the table by competition (Championship, Shield, T20), or by categories such as batting, bowling and fielding rankings. You can also view rankings by average as well as by total points. By using the “Export to CSV” function you can export your customised spreadsheets which can be opened in Excel.