Delport earns personal best haul

Leicestershire all-rounder Cameron Delport earned a personal best haul in the Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings for his T20-best 109 not out against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

The left-hander’s innings helped Leicestershire clinch their place in the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast and earned him 39 batting points towards a match haul of 45 PCA MVP points.

Delport scored his runs at a rate of 1.85 and he contributed almost 54 per cent of Leicestershire runs. He then took one for 31 as Leicestershire held the nerve to secure a place in the last eight.

The all-rounder’s innings produced the best single innings performance in T20 cricket by a Leicestershire player since the PCA MVP Rankings were introduced in 2007 and were the 27th best anywhere in the country.

Delport’s haul took him to 15th in the PCA MVP for the Blast at the end of the competition’s group stage with Luke Ronchi, the New Zealand wicketkeeper/batsman, Leicestershire’s highest-ranked player in eighth place on 146 points for the tournament.

Clint McKay ended the group stage in 23rd place in the rankings table with 116 points followed by Mark Cosgrove (27th), Colin Ackermann (33rd), Mat Pillans (49th) and Callum Parkinson (76th).

The PCA MVP Rankings system identifies the match-winners and key influencers of matches throughout the domestic season.

The formula takes into account conditions, quality of opposition, captaincy and strike-rates as well as runs scored and wickets taken.

In the overall PCA MVP, which cover all competitions, Cosgrove is Leicestershire’s top-ranked player in 34th place on 273 points with McKay three places further back.

Ackermann, who is in 98th place with 189 points across all formats, is also in the country’s top 100.

To see the full PCA MVP table click here.

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