Long time leader Joe Leach has been replaced at the top of the Overall Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings by Hampshire's Liam Dawson.
Worcestershire all-rounder Leach was overtaken by Dawson after he struck a 68-ball century in the Royal London One Day Cup win over Glamorgan at Swansea on Sunday.
The 26 year-old, who made his senior England debut in the T20 International against Sri Lanka at the Ageas Bowl last month, earned 24 PCA MVP points from the second List A century of his career and took a total of 27 rankings points from the Glamorgan match.
Dawson, who has been in outstanding form in all formats this season, has 382 PCA MVP points, 23 more than Leach who is now in second place in what has been an excellent season.
He has taken 38 Championship wickets at 27.97 and scored 273 runs at 30.33 in addition to picking up 20 T20 Blast wickets at 20.10.
The PCA MVP was introduced in 2007 and is designed by the players to find the cricketers who really win matches by combining all aspects of a player’s performance to give a ranking in relation to his peers.
The revised MVP 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 taken at the start of the innings are judged more valuable than those that fall later, and bowlers who bowl their overs cheaply (in the context of the match) are given due reward for doing so.
Dawson Hants 382
Leach Worcs 359
Bopara Essex 341
Borthwick Durham 337
Jennings Durham 335
Patel Notts 332
Clarke Warks 330
Patel Warks 327
Northeast Kent 324
Roland-Jones Middx 324