Hussey And Lumb Top T20
Featured News | 8th July 2013
David Hussey and Michael Lumb have surged to the top of the Friends Life T20 (FLt20) FTI Most Valuable Player rankings after their 100 per cent start.
The duo have been instrumental in Nottinghamshire’s four wins in the North group, with Hussey scoring 120 runs and taking 5 wickets already.
Those runs have come at the impressive rate of 190 runs per 100 balls, while his wickets have cost just eight runs apiece.
Lumb's excellent season across all three formats sees him up to sixth in the overall statistics, despite beginning the year with a pair against Middlesex in the opening round of LV County Championship (LV=CC) action.
He has since reeled off three hundreds, including 221 not out in his last LV=CC innings versus Derbyshire, and his 693 Championship runs have come at a strike rate of 58 runs per 100 balls.
His opening partnership with Alex Hales has laid the foundations for Notts' short-form success and has helped the team off to flying starts.
He has scored 397 white-ball runs across the two forms, 276 of which have come in boundaries (51x4, 12x6).
He scores at a rate of 115 runs per 100 balls in the Yorkshire Bank 40 and 157 runs per 100 balls in the FLt20, where he's contributed nearly a third of the Outlaws' runs. Lumb's best effort came in the match against the Durham Dynamos where he hit 96 off just 52 deliveries.
The FTI MVPs, which feature a £10,000 purse for the cricketer who scoops the top prize at the end of the season, award points for every run scored, wicket taken and catch held.