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Parry makes his mark in the PCA MVP rankings

Parry makes his mark in the PCA MVP rankings

Parry rises in PCA MVP rankings

Stephen Parry’s maiden Specsavers County Championship five wicket haul may have been a long time coming but it earned the Lancashire slow left-armer 22 points in the Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings.

Parry took five for 45 to undermine defending champions Middlesex at Southport which helped to set up an eight wickets win for Lancashire and helped him end the match with a haul of 25 rankings points.

Although Parry took five wickets on his first-class debut against Durham MCCU in 2007 it was the first time that he had taken five in the championship.

For most of his county career Parry has been regarded as a white ball specialist and he has already been capped by England in One Day and T20 International cricket.

Before this season Parry had made only eight championship appearances – and none since 2014 – but he has now played in all six of Lancashire’s matches and taken 15 wickets.

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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.

Parry is now in 52nd place in this season’s overall PCA MVP on 131 points across all formats.

All-rounder Jordan Clark is Lancashire’s highest-ranked player in the PCA MVP in 21st position with 171 points. Pace bowler Ryan McLaren has the same number of points as Clark but an inferior average so he occupies 22nd place.

Wicketkeeper/batsman Alex Davies is just four places further back on 166 points with Dane Vilas 48th on 134 points with Liam Livingstone further back in 81st with 110 points.

In the County Championship rankings, McLaren is tenth on 127 points with Davies 15th on 115 points and Parry 29th on 98 points.

Clark is 56th with 81 points, Livingstone is 75th with 69 points and veteran former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul 85th on 67 points.

The latest PCA MVP Rankings can be viewed here

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