DANE PIEDT WINS SACA MVP

The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) today congratulated World Sports Betting Cape Cobras all-rounder Dane Piedt on winning the overall SACA MVP in domestic franchise cricket for the 2018/19 season.  Piedt finished on a total of 393.99 points just ahead of Warriors captain Jon Jon Smuts on 360.88 points.  Bizhub Highveld Lions spin bowler Bjorn Fortuin was third on 343.22 points and Warriors fast bowler Sisanda Magala finished in fourth on 326.30 points.

The SACA MVP rankings measure the overall performances of players in domestic franchise cricket across all three CSA franchise competitions – the 4-Day Competition, the Momentum One-Day Cup and the CSA T20 Challenge.  Players earn points based on an internationally recognised formula, used by a number of players’ associations around the world, for batting, bowling, fielding and for contribution to matches won by the team.  The points are weighted across the three formats to ensure that critical performances are recognised in each match.

“I’m happy to have come out on top of the SACA MVP at the end of the season” said Dane Piedt.  “I didn’t feature as I would have liked to in the T20 Challenge but was really pleased with my form in the 4-Day and One Day formats.  I would like to thank all my team mates and coaches for helping me to get there.”

Piedt’s outstanding performances in the 4-Day Competition included a total of 54 wickets with two 10 wicket hauls and five fifers.  He also scored a maiden 4-Day Competition century.

“I would like to congratulate Dane, Jon Jon, Bjorn and Sisanda in particular for their overall performance in this domestic cricket season,” said SACA chief executive Tony Irish.  “This was another year of strong performances by many players across all three formats and I thank all the players for their ongoing commitment to the game and for the hard work put in by them.”           

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