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
WICKET | @EdBarn95 gets Taylor caught behind by Cox for 20 Gloucestershire 143/7 https://t.co/ZuLTGTnHlg
WICKET | @WayneParnell gets Smith caught by Wessels for 25 Gloucestershire 132/6 https://t.co/yF5ZncS9Nz
That's tea on day three, Gloucestershire are 105/5 with a lead of 166
WICKET | @DillonPenningt4 gets Higgins caught by Wessels at slip for 36 Gloucestershire 103/5 https://t.co/UxE75DHouA
WICKET | @WayneParnell bowls dangerman James Bracey for 16. Gloucestershire 47/4 https://t.co/opF7SMtquV
WICKET | @EdBarn95 traps Hammond lbw for 17. Gloucestershire 35/3
WICKET | @WayneParnell bowls Roderick for 12. Gloucestershire 21/2 https://t.co/ES3LKPXtiq
WICKET | @joeleach230 strikes in the first over again, getting Dent caught behind by Cox for 0. Gloucestershire 0/1 https://t.co/S2FPypv2ug
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Payne traps Pennington infront lbw for 1. Worcestershire 246/9
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Bamber picks up his third, removing D'Oliveira for a fine 68. Worcestershire 245/8
Bamber gets Parnell caught behind by Bracey for 17. Worcestershire 240/7
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Close of play on day two - Worcestershire 232/6. Full report of the day to follow!
Taylor brings Whiteley's fine innings of 88 to an end as he's caught by Howell. Worcestershire 214/6
5️⃣0️⃣ up for @Bdolly09 - coming off 94 balls and containing 7 fours. Worcestershire 185/5
Worcestershire 136/5 at the tea interval on day two. Whiteley (52) & D'Oliveira (22) the unbeaten men at the wicket
5️⃣0️⃣ up for @RossWhiteley44 - coming off 103 balls and including 4 x 4 and 2 x 6's. Worcestershire 127/5 https://t.co/0tO2unHSJz
Payne gets Cox caught by Howell for 13. Worcestershire 68/5
Higgins gets Mitchell caught by Bracey for 18. Worcestershire 44/4
Higgins has Barnard caught by Bracey for 6. Worcestershire 41/3
Lunch on Day Two at Cheltenham. Worcestershire 40/2
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