Denly and Henry named in PCA Team of the Year

Thursday 4th October 2018

Men’s First XI

Denly and Henry named in PCA Team of the Year

Vice-captain Joe Denly and Matt Henry have both been named in the Greene King Team of the Year which has been selected via the PCA Most Valuable Player Rankings.

The team of star performers from 2018 contains all nominees from the NatWest PCA Players’ Player of the Year shortlist, which includes Denly and Henry, which will be announced at tonight’s NatWest PCA Awards.

Six counties are represented in the line-up, including at least one from every county who either won a trophy or gained promotion to show how the MVP Rankings rewards top performers who give their sides the best chance of winning over the course of a season.

Selected ahead of the last round of County Championship fixtures and via the MVP formula, the team consists of the best performing individuals in each position with the final XI selected on batting, bowling and fielding points across all competitions as well as average MVP points per match in county cricket.

1. Rory Burns – captain
• 375 Overall MVP points
• Top batsman in Championship MVP
• Most runs in the Championship, 1,359
• Captained Surrey to first title since 2002
• Called-up to England Test squad

2. Alex Davies
• 390 Overall MVP points
• Top opening batsman in Overall MVP
• 336 Overall Batting MVP points
• Scored 1,605 across all formats
• Hit six fifties in 15 T20 games

3. Joe Denly
• 579 Overall MVP points
• Won PCA’s Most Valuable Player
• 1,729 runs in all competitions
• 57 wickets in all formats
• Called-up to England Test squad

4. Ian Bell
• 386 Overall MVP points
• 1,833 runs across all formats
• 580 Blast runs, averaging 48
• Hit seven centuries in all formats
• Helped Warwickshire to promotion

5. James Vince
• 388 Overall MVP points
• 1,737 runs across all formats
• Past 50 on 10 separate occasions
• Top scorer for Hants in red-ball & One-Day Cup
• Led Hampshire to One-Day Cup title

6. Moeen Ali
• 406 Overall MVP points
• Highest MVP average in county cricket
• August’s PCA Player of the Month
• 17 games, 12 wins, eight as captain
• Led the Rapids to T20 title

7. Dane Vilas – wicketkeeper
• 383 Overall MVP points
• Highest placed keeper in MVP
• Keeper gained 147 fielding points
• 235* – highest individual score in Championship
• 1,194 runs across all formats

8. Rikki Clarke
• 501 Overall MVP points
• 76 wickets in all formats
• 777 runs in all formats
• Only missed one of Surrey’s 36 games
• Averaged 31 with bat & 22 with ball in Championship

9. Ed Barnard
• 478 MVP points
• Third in Overall MVP
• 77 wickets across all formats
• 784 runs across all formats
• Won Vitality Blast

10. Matt Henry
• 387 Overall MVP points
• 75 Championship wickets, season high
• Took three 10-wicket hauls
• Second highest wicket taker in One-Day Cup with 16
• Lord’s final and achieved promotion

11. Morne Morkel
• 374 Overall MVP points
• Nobody achieved more bowling points with 326
• 59 Championship wickets in 10 games
• Best strike rate of bowlers taking more than 13 wickets
• Won County Championship