Ewen Thompson has leap-frogged into the lead of the new State MVP rankings following a five-wicket haul for the State Central Stags in their win over the State Northern Knights last week. The 28 year old left arm bowler has had a stellar start to the season with twelve wickets and two victories under his belt already. Thompson overtakes last week’s leader Colin de Grandhomme, who slips to third on the table despite another solid performance for the State Auckland Aces this week.
All-rounder James Franklin was the big mover in the overall table this week, moving from tenth to second in the rankings. Franklin cracked 219 for Wellington against Auckland to back up a fine performance with bat and ball in the first game of the season.
State Auckland Aces batsmen Tim McIntosh leads the batting rankings after just falling short of a double century in the drawn game against the State Wellington Firebirds. His 191 was his second century in three games.