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.
Multi skilled cricketers are treasured property and Ellis proved this beyond measure with his contributions throughout Canterbury’s Plunket Shield winning campaign. Two centuries and five half centuries added up to 819 runs (6th overall), combined with 26 wickets (13th), meant that Ellis’ MVP season was without peer in the Plunket Shield.
The 10th most prolific batsman this summer, Ellis scored 1092 runs - as well as being the 5th highest wicket taker (with 53) - which catapulted him to the summit of the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP table. Ellis was the only player to feature in the top 10 aggregate runs and wickets lists.
After a season of delivering on his undoubted talent the 33 year old can reflect on being recognised as the domestic Fujitsu Heat Pumps Most Valuable Player for 2014/15.
“It’s pretty cool to get this MVP award. The most pleasing thing has been the way we played right up to the end of the season, and to cap that off by winning the Plunket Shield was amazing”.
“All the players appreciate the support Fujitsu Heat Pumps have for the players by supporting MVP and to receive this award is a great honour.” said Ellis.
Stephen Murdoch churned out 1461 runs at the crease for the Firebirds to finish as the batting MVP, while Auckland Aces’ Michael Bates snared the most wickets and rounded out another good season as the bowling MVP.
The Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP overall standings are
1. Andrew Ellis - Canterbury
Total MVP Points = 452.12; Batting 190.19 Bowling 234.93 (4th)
2. Michael Bates - Auckland Aces
Total MVP Points = 361.52; Bowling 273.00 (1st)
3. Todd Astle - Canterbury
Total MVP Points = 349.53; Bowling 217.67 (6th)
4. Tarun Nethula - Auckland Aces
Total MVP Points = 349.37; Bowling 266.47 (2nd)
5. George Worker - Central Stags
Total MVP Points = 332.63 Batting 240.60 (6th)
6. Doug Bracewell – Central Stags
Total MVP Points = 332.62 Batting 107.20, Bowling 208.42 (8th)
7. Donovan Grobbelaar - Auckland Aces
Total MVP Points = 332.30 Batting 109.19 Bowling 165.11
8. Stephen Murdoch – Wellington Firebirds
Total MVP Points = 317.42 Batting 282.42 (1st)
9. Colin Munro - Auckland Aces
Total MVP Points = 310.05; Batting 282.13 (2nd)
10. Mitchell Santner – Northern Knights
Total MVP Points = 302.82; Batting 147.53 Bowling 119.29
Leading Ranking places shown in brackets
View the full Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP table.
*The Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP winners are able to nominate a Charity where a donation is made on their behalf.