Al Brown was a Life Member, selector and member of the Club’s Presidents Grade for over thirty years.
The Al Brown Trophy is the supreme award in the Burnside cricket trophy cabinet. It is awarded each season to the individual player in the club who makes the biggest all-round contribution with the bat and ball.
The current full club top 10 MVP table is:
(Last updated 9th February 2017, ongoing are matches not included, MVP points are only accrued for matches entered in CricHQ as official results):
How are Al Brown MVP Points calculated?
You can view this season’s complete Al Brown points table here. If you are not in list, make sure you captain (or the person designated by your captain) is filling a full scorecard on CricHQ each weekend. No scorecard = No points = No questions. If you are not sure please ask Shane , Arun , or Gareth).
We use the CricHQ MVP
system for our MVP competition. The basic premise of CricHQ MVP points allocation is that 25 runs has the same value as 1 wicket, therefore 1 wicket = 2.5 MVP points, and 10 runs = 1 MVP point… but it is more complex than this, with all contributions to the result earning points, as well as individual game formats and scenarios affecting how bonus points get allocated:
- Unassisted wicket (bowled/LBW/etc.): 1 wicket = 2.5 MVP points. When the bowlers takes the wicket without the assistance of a fielder
- Assisted wicket (caught/stumped/etc.): 1 assisted wicket = 1.25 points to each participant, calculated on a 50/50 share of total MVP points available between bowler and catcher/stumper.
- Multiple wicket bonus: If the bowler gets more than one bowling wicket then they get a 10% bonus for every additional wicket. This is added on top of the bowler MVP points they already have.
- Economy rate bonus: Bowlers are rewarded/penalised if their economy rates are lower/higher than their team’s economy rate.
- Par score bonus: If a batsman is dismissed for less than their par score, the negative points earned are converted to positive and shared amongst the wicket taker (s).
- Base: Sum of bowling MVP points without bonuses.
- Total: Sum of bowling MVP points including and bonuses.
- Unassisted wicket (run out): 1 wicket = 2.5 MVP points to the person effecting the run out without assistance from any other fielder
- Assisted wicket (includes run out assist): 1 assisted wicket = 1.25 points to each participant, calculated on a 50/50 share of total MVP points available between the first 2 people (limit 2 participants)
- Multiple wicket bonus: If the fielder gets more than one fielding wicket then they get a 10% bonus for every additional wicket. This is added to any fielding MVP points they already have.
- Par score bonus: If a batsman is dismissed for less than their required par score, the negative points earned are converted to positive and shared amongst the wicket takers. (i.e. All the points can go to the fielder or split 50/50 with the bowler)
- Base: Sum of fielding MVP points without bonuses.
- Total: Sum of fielding MVP points including bonuses.
- Runs base: 25 runs = 2.5 MVP Points
- Strike rate bonus: Batsmen are rewarded/penalised if their strike rates are higher/lower than their team’s strike rate.
- Par score bonus: If a batsman scores higher than their batting position’s “Par Score”, they attract a bonus on all runs scored thereafter.
- Total: Sum of batting MVP points including bonuses.
Additional Batting Rules (Batsman Strike Rate and Par Score Bonuses)
The MVP formula balances the importance of strike rates and advancing the game within shorter matches (e.g. T20, 40- and 50- over games), with batting time and achieving above par scores in longer matches (e.g. 2-dayers).
In a 50 over match both aspects are equally valuable with both attracting a 6% bonus, whilst a T20 match the SR bonus is 10% compared with a 2% bonus for par score.
This means that a batter stands to collect more bonus points for batting if balls-faced are recorded on your team scorecard. Balls-faced are automatically recorded for live-scored games. If balls-faced are not recorded, no batting SR bonuses are accrued.
Par Score Bonus
The below table provides indicative weightings to what each batting position contributes on average to the amount of total runs scored in an innings. These averages vary slightly depending upon the match type being played.
An example would be if a team scores 300 runs the batsman at number 4 would normally have the opportunity to score 12% of the team’s runs (36).
Previous seasons Al Brown winners:
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