Warwickshire all-rounder Keith Barker is the new leader of the Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings.
Although rain, sleet, snow and bad light ruined Warwickshire’s Specsavers County Championship match against defending champions Yorkshire at Edgbaston Barker still took 14.45 MVP points from the draw.
Barker, who has replaced Middlesex’s Sam Robson at the top of the MVP rankings, took three for 101 in Yorkshire’s first innings including the top four wickets of Gary Ballance and Andrew Gale and then weighed in with a breezy 18 with the bat to help Warwickshire claim maximum batting points.
Barker’s fellow Warwickshire all-rounder Rikki Clarke took 18.72 points from the Yorkshire match (two wickets and 51 from 46 balls) to go tenth in the total points table in the County Championship since the PCA MVP was introduced in 2007.
The PCA MVP 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 PCA MVP leader board can be viewed here: http://www.thepca.co.uk/county-mvp.html