Domestic Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP
Ryder secures 2013 Domestic Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP award
Jesse Ryder is the Fujitsu Heat Pumps Most Valuable Player in domestic cricket for 2012/13.
Ryder was in the form of his life early in the summer and quickly moved well clear at the top of the Fujtisu Heat Pumps MVP table. Even the greatest players in the world find it hard to stay in form throughout a whole summer and although Ryder's form was not as dominant in the second half of the season he was still maintained a comfortable distance ahead of teammate Michael Papps and a resurgent Gareth Hopkins, who made a good fist of becoming the first player to win successive MVP titles.
Ryder finished the season with 395.13 MVP points. Hopkins was second with 371.30 and Papps third with 353.96.
The summer started with a bang for Ryder with scores of 117 and 174 against the Central Stags in the opening round of the Plunket Shield. Ryder continued his appetite for runs against the Stags when he followed this up with a third successive century (162) against his former team just prior to Christmas.
Ryder was at his most scintillating during the HRV Cup, smashing his way to a competition high 584 runs at an average of 58.40. His highest score came in the opening round with 90*, which he promptly followed up with scores of 9, 75 and 37 to set the Firebirds campaign alight.
Ryder dominated the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP table in the T20 competition with a total of 186.95 MVP points, with a game average of 15.58. Ryder was over 60 points ahead of second placed Volts import Ryan ten Doeschate with 126.26 MVP points. Ryder was too hot to handle and easily took out the Fujtisu Heat Pumps MVP batting honour for the HRV Cup as well.
Modern cricketers are increasingly required to perform multiple roles effect and it is testament to Ryder's all-round skills that enabled him to head all other contenders for the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP title. Ryder's win reinforces the strength of the MVP formula in measuring the total contribution a player makes to their team, whether it be batting, bowling, fielding or as captain and importantly includes winning as an important measure of performance.
"It's cool to be recognised as the Domestic Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP winner this season.
"I don't normally worry about this type of thing too much, but I am stoked to win the MVP award and glad that I was able to help the Firebirds perform better this year, especially during the HRV Cup." said Ryder
Ryder won $500 courtesy of Fujitsu Heat Pumps for being domestic cricket's Most Valuable Player this summer.
Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP - Domestic Overall Top 10
1 Jesse Ryder 395.13
2 Gareth Hopkins 371.30
3 Michael Papps 353.96
4 Colin de Grandhomme 330.50
5 Luke Ronchi 322.85
6 Ian Butler 314.51
7 Mark Gillespie 313.74
8 Jimmy Neesham 302.10
9 Aaron Redmond 283.79
10 Scott Kuggeleijn 281.39 Read about all the Domestic Fujtisu Heat Pump MVP winners