Glenn Phillips started his Twenty20 career by fulfilling his much touted talent when taking out the CricHQ MVP for the McDonalds Super Smash, in what was his debut season for the Aces.
The expressive right hand opening bat is typical of the millennial player who have grown up when reverse sweeps, switch hits and cover drives for six are about ‘execution’ – not a brain fade.
The value of a good all-rounder is never in question. Andrew Ellis certainly fits that mould and was in sublime form during the Plunket Shield, form that ended with the honour of being awarded the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP title in the Plunket Shield.
Andrew Ellis is an effective domestic player but this year he shines above all others and commanded the top spot on this year’s Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP table. The experienced Cantabrian confirms his status as a leading domestic player by adding the coveted domestic Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP title to a long list of career achievements.
Ellis all-rounder role within the Canterbury team means he is always in the game and this season he delivered consistently with over 1000 runs and 50 wickets across all competitions.
The February winner of the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP Performance of the Month is
Justin Turnbull from North City Cricket Club in Wellington.
Turnbull was representing NCCC's 3rd XI Men's team when he produced the leading MVP performance of the month, and wins a brand new Kookaburra cricket bat courtesy of Fujitsu Heat Pumps.
Turnbull completely dominated with the ball over the two innings match with a bag of 5 wickets in each innings.
The January winner of the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP
Performance of the Month is Ryan Watson from New Plymouth Marist United Cricket Club.
Ryan was representing NPMU's Premier Men's team when he produced the leading MVP performance of the month, and wins a brand new Kookaburra cricket bat courtesy of Fujitsu Heat Pumps.
Watson whacked two centuries in the two innings match, scoring 100 (97 deliveries) in the 1st innings...
George Worker was in scintillating form throughout the Ford Trophy and ended the competition as the leading run scorer (538 at 48.91) and deserved winner of the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP title with 154.44 points.
Worker completed three dominant centuries, including a personal best 194, and was one of the pivotal figures in Central Stags’ successful one day campaign.
The December winner of the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP Performance of the Month is
Carl Brungar from North Shore Cricket Club's.
Carl plays for North Shore's Premier Men's team and for his leading MVP performance wins a brand new Kookaburra cricket bat courtesy of Fujitsu Heat Pumps.
Burton completely dominated with the ball over the two innings match with a bag of wickets in each
There are no surprises about the two players atop the international Most Valuable Player rankings this year, although it may trip up many a punter to select Kane Williamson ahead of Brendon McCullum. But that is exactly how it stands.
McCullum has been remarkable with a well-documented record breaking double century against Pakistan and an agonisingly close 195 in Test cricket’s return to Christchurch during this year’s MVP season (starting with the tour to the West Indies).
Grafton United Cricket Club first team member Alan Burton is the winner of November's Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP - performance of the month.
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Ronnie Hira has been in scintillating form for the Canterbury Kings during the Twenty20 campaign and is the deserved winner of the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP award for the competition.
Tasked with opening the innings Hira showed he has more to his game than his miserly left arm orthodox skills, finishing the Georgie Pie Super Smash 6th highest run scorer with 273 at 30.33 and the impressive strike rate of 151.67.