Last year Andrew Ellis proved his worth in domestic cricket by earning the MVP award for the first time. This year, he becomes the first player to retain the MVP award.
Throughout 2015/16 Ellis has demonstrated his value to Canterbury across all three formats. The experienced Cantabrian adds to a long list of career achievements and confirms his status as a leading domestic player by doubling-up on the coveted domestic MVP title.
MVP received a major overhaul this season and the new CricHQ MVP formula has simplified, clarified and enhanced the way these points are awarded. All-rounders have historically migrated to the top of the MVP leader boards, but this season the same cannot be said. The MVP for the Plunket Shield and Ford Trophy were both specialist batsmen – Bharat Popli and Jesse Ryder respectively – and the Super Smash saw T20 specialist Nathan McCullum take out the honour.
Ellis’ best MVP showing was in the Ford Trophy where his 359 runs, 12 wickets and 6 catches saw him ascend to 2nd in the competitions MVP table – marginally behind the impressive Jesse Ryder. Ellis marginally missed the treble of top ten placing by ending up 11th on the Super Smash MVP table, and rounding out the season finishing 5th in Plunket Shield MVP list.
Popli burst onto the scene the first class scene this season after not being included in either short form competition for the Northern Knights. With the highest per match MVP average Popli’s breakthrough Plunket Shield season catapulted him to 31st on the overall domestic MVP list.
The overall CricHQ MVP standings are
View the full CricHQ MVP table.