Joe Clarke’s fine performances in the NatWest T20 Blast this summer have led to him climbing into the top 20 of the Professional Cricketers’ Association’s Most Valuable Player rankings for the short format of the game.
The Worcestershire Rapids batsman will go into tonight’s game away to Durham Jets lying in exactly 20th spot with 90 points at an average of 10.02 points per game.
Twenty-one-year-old Clarke is the Rapids leading run-getter in the competition and has hit 19 sixes so far in 2017.
But the highest placed Rapids player is Mitchell Santner in 13th position with 101 points at an average of 11.17 points per match after his consistent performances with the ball and useful contributions with the bat.
The next best placed Rapids player is all-rounder John Hastings – 41st with 71 points at 7.88 – although he is now returning home to Australia after suffering a foot injury.
He is followed in the rankings by keeper Ben Cox – 53rd with 68 points at 7.51 – and all-rounder Brett D’Oliveira – 57th with 66 points at 7.38.
Leading the way in T20 Blast cricket so far this summer is Derbyshire’s Wayne Madsen – 170 points at 17.02 – followed by Yorkshire’s David Willey – 162 at 18.01.
Joe Climbs Into Pca Most Valuable Player Top 20 For T20 Blast
Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Ballance will resume tomorrow on 189 with Yorkshire 417-9 - a lead of 77
Yorkshire 403/9: Brooks c Cox b Ali 82 https://t.co/orVsRFQTlD
100 stand in 18 overs between Balance (165) and Brooks (33)
Balance reaches his 150 for Yorks who are 322-8
The Yorkshire ninth wicket pair have so far added 68 and the 300 is up. Ballance 134, Brooks 28
Yorkshire 232/8: Logan lbw b Ali 6 https://t.co/vQStZWmcQc
First wicket for Moeen as Logan is lbw for six. Yorks 232-8
Balance completes his 100 off 145 balls with his 18th four of 232-7
Moeen Ali takes up the attack at the New Road End
We are back out after tea with Parnell back into the attack. Yorks 214-7
It's Championship wicket number 40 of 2018 for Tongue as Patterson is bowled for six. Yorks 197-7.
Mitchell now has 21 catches to his name this season - the most in Division One for a non-keeper
Pennington strikes with his first ball back into the attack as Bresnan (7) falls to Mitchell at second slip. Yorks 184-6
Yorkshire 184/6: Bresnan c Mitchell b Pennington 7 https://t.co/O4yWcYMKb7
Tongue now has 39 Championship wickets - a good effort after missing the middle chunk of the season through injury
Half of the Yorkshire side are back in the pavilion as Tongue bowls Tattersall for 19. 161-5
Yorkshire 161/5: Tattersall b Tongue 19 https://t.co/dzTfbuDGs2
Tongue returns at the Diglis End. Yorks 161-4
Moeen Ali is back into the attack with Yorks 159-4
Twohig now has figures of 7-2-19-2
Balance reaches his half century and Yorks are 143-4
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