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Patel on course for MVP

Samit Patel will take a 24-point lead in the FTI Most Valuable Player Rankings into the final week of the season following his heroics in the Yorkshire Bank 40 final.

The Nottinghamshire all-rounder picked up an extra 19 points at Lord’s by claiming the wickets of three of Glamorgan’s top-order batsmen in a nine-ball burst.

With one game remaining there is now a significant gap between him and second-placed Moeen Ali of Worcestershire in the race to the £10,000 first prize.

Samit Patel bowls Chris Cooke for the first of his three wickets at Lord's that have left him clear at the top of the FTI MVP

Patel will be in action at Trent Bridge as Notts play Somerset in an important battle at the foot of LV= County Championship Division One, while Moeen’s Worcestershire take on Division  Two promotion hopefuls Northamptonshire.

Patel now has 585 points at an average of 14.61 per game and needs just 15 more to break through the 600 points barrier for just the fourth time in the competition’s history.

His performance in the triumph over Glamorgan on Saturday ensured that he finished second in the YB40 specific points table this season, just three points behind Somerset’s Peter Trego.

Earlier this season he went ahead of Trego and his Somerset colleague Marcus Trescothick as the leading accumulative point-scorer in the overall competition since its inception in 2007.

The FTI MVP rewards players for every run scored, wicket taken and catch held. Bowlers receive higher marks for good economy rates, bowling maidens and for dismissing the top order, while batsmen get higher marks for scoring quickly and the percentage of the team’s runs they hit.

OVERALL FTI MOST VALUABLE PLAYER POINTS 2013
 
Player
County
Batting
Bowling
Field
Capt
Wins
Plyd
Pts
Ave
Samit Patel
Nottinghamshire
296.97
232.58
35
0
20.0
40
585
14.61
Moeen Ali
Worcestershire
345.62
182.83
20
0
13.0
37
561
15.17
Darren Steven
Kent
296.28
185.95
21
0
11.0
36
514
14.29
James Allenby
Glamorgan
314.23
149.67
24
0
15.0
36
503
13.98
Graham Napier
Essex
171.80
291.05
17
0
19.0
39
499
12.79
Ben Stokes
Durham
232.69
214.90
24
0
20.0
35
492
14.05
Michael Klinger
Gloucestershire
430.30
0.00
25
14
14.0
37
483
13.06
Peter Trego
Somerset
288.39
164.69
15
0
15.0
36
483
13.42
Scott Borthwick
Durham
271.67
138.56
35
0
23.0
38
468
12.32
Michael Hogan
Glamorgan
40.59
391.47
18
0
16.0
35
466
13.32