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Bell-Drummond moves into PCA MVP Top 10

Thursday 26th May 2016

Men’s First Team

Kent opener Daniel Bell-Drummond has climbed into the Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings top 10 after another productive week in his prolific start to the season.

The 22 year-old right-hander is one of only three batsmen to have scored 700 runs in first-class cricket this season and he has reached 50 in five of his nine innings in the Specsavers County Championship.

Bell-Drummond’s latest half century, an undefeated 80, helped Kent to victory over Derbyshire at Derby this week and secured him 18 PCA MVP points to take him into ninth place in the rankings table.

Kent return to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in the Specsavers County Championship on Sunday

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Bell-Drummond began the week by taking 23 PCA MVP points from Kent’s opening NatWest T20 Blast match against Somerset at Canterbury where he made 83 not out from 47 balls at a strike rate of 176.

The England Lions batsman is now only 50 points off Warwickshire all-rounder Keith Barker, the PCA MVP leader, and 41 ahead of Joe Denly, the next highest-ranked Kent player, who is in 53rd place.

Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens remains one of the most consistent performers since the PCA MVP rankings were introduced in 2007 and he is currently second in the overall points table on 4285 with only Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel ahead of him in the all-time table.

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

Kent return to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in the Specsavers County Championship on Sunday

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