Jarvis storms into second place in PCA MVP
Lancashire seamer Kyle Jarvis has moved into second place in the Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings after taking a career-best match haul in this week’s Specsavers County Championship win over Surrey.
The 27 year-old former Zimbabwe Test player took six for 70 in the first innings and five for 49 in the second to set up an innings win at Emirates Old Trafford.
Three of Jarvis’ 11 wickets were in Surrey’s top four which helped him take a personal best 51 PCA MVP points from the match to reduce the lead of Warwickshire all-rounder Keith Barker in the rankings table to 24 points.
Jarvis is eight points clear of Chris Woakes, another Warwickshire player, who is third in the rankings and 46 clear of Neil Wagner, the next highest-ranked Lancashire player who is in 24th place.
The PCA MVP was introduced in 2007 and 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.