Parkinson earns career-best PCA MVP haul

Callum Parkinson’s career-best bowling figures were not enough to take Leicestershire to victory over Worcestershire at New Raid but they did earn him 40 points in the Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings.

The slow left-armer took eight for 148 in 45 overs in Worcestershire’s first innings and he added two more in the second to claim his maiden 10-wicket match haul.

Parkinson’s first innings bowling earned him 29 rankings points and he added eight more points in the second to finish with a personal best match haul of PCA MVP points.

His first innings figures at New Road were Leicestershire’s best in the County Championship since 2001 when Devon Malcolm took eight for 63 against Surrey at Grace Road.

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.

Captain Mark Cosgrove is Leicestershire’s highest-placed player in the overall PCA MVP, which covers all formats. He is 27th with 328 points with Clint McKay 16 places further back on 287 points.

Cosgrove also leads the way for Leicestershire in the championship rankings in 32nd place on 162 points in the competition. McKay is 58th on 139 points with all-rounder Ben Raine (89th) and batsman Ned Eckersley (98th) also in the top 100.

Neil Dexter is in the top 50 of the all-time PCA MVP since the rankings system was introduced in 2007. He is 49th with 2,649 career points across all formats.

In the all-time rankings for the County Championship, Dexter is 43rd with 1,613 points with Paul Horton one place behind him with 1,599 career points.

The full PCA MVP Rankings can be viewed HERE