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Hughes’ double century earns record MVP score

ChesneyHughesChesney Hughes’ marathon innings at Headingley earned him one of the highest ever points totals in the FTI Most Valuable Player rankings.

The Anguillan-born 22-year-old just missed out on setting a new Derbyshire batting record with his unbeaten 270, but the 52.32 batting points he accumulated put him into the MVP top ten.

He is now sixth on the all-time innings list, less than eight points behind former Sussex star Murray Goodwin, whose 344* against Somerset in August 2009 remains the benchmark.

Hughes, who is the first Derbyshire player to carry his bat in a first-class match since Chris Rogers against Warwickshire in 2008, fell just four runs short of the 274 George Davidson hit against Lancashire in 1896.

He has 60 MVP points in total so far this season and sits in 12th position in the table, just three points off a top ten spot.

The FTI MVPs, which feature a £10,000 purse for the cricketer who scoops the top prize, are now in their seventh season.

The system analyses the performances of players around the country on a like-for-like basis and awards points 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, whilst batsmen are rewarded for high run rates and the percentage of the team’s runs they hit.

There are now more points across all formats for those notching 40 and 50 per cent of a team’s total, for top order batsmen, in recognition of their greater challenge against the new ball, and for those who hit big hundreds.

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