It will come as no surprise that the leading batsmen and bowlers in KSL17 are the established stars; but what about the non-internationals – those who have never played international cricket?
There are actually some significant differences in the contributions of the non-internationals at the different teams.
At the Western Storm, they’ve done a fair bit of work in both departments; whilst at the other end of the scale at the Surrey Stars, they’ve had very little to do in either!
At the Thunder they’ve done their share of the batting – much of that is Eve Jones, who has faced 14 of the 30 overs that non-internationals have batted for. Over at the Vipers they’ve bowled a lot more than they’ve batted – mainly thanks to Linsey Smith, who has bowled all four of her overs in every game so far – i.e. 16 of the 26 total.
|Non-Internationals||Overs Bowled||Overs Batted||Total|
Overs Batted = Balls Faced / 6
Non-International Batting Rankings
In the Batting Rankings, the leading player is Sarah Glenn, who comes in at 14 in the overall list. (Although Hennessy and Jones have both scored more runs, Glenn “wins” thanks to her vastly superior Strike Rate.)
Georgia Hennessy and Eve Jones have also both impressed. Although both have very similar numbers, they’ve come in very different ways: Jones, the steady anchor, has run at lot more, with just 47% of her runs coming in boundaries; whereas Hennessy, the bit hitter, has 63% of her runs in boundaries, including three 6s!
|Batting Rankings||Innings||Runs||Strike Rate|
|1. Sarah Glenn (Lightning) ||3||58||120.83|
|2. Georgia Hennessy (Storm) ||3||73||85.88|
|3. Eve Jones (Thunder) ||4||68||80.95|
|4. Thea Brookes (Lightning) ||4||34||154.54|
|5. Sophia Dunkley (Stars) ||3||32||128.00|
|6. Elly Threlkeld (Thunder) ||4||42||89.36|
|7. Alice Davidson-Richards (Diamonds) ||4||43||82.69|
|8. Lissy Macleod (Storm) ||3||34||89.47|
|9. Sophie Luff (Storm) ||3||25||75.75|
|10. Abby Freeborn (Lightning) ||1||16||114.28|
Batting Ranking = Runs * Strike Rate; [X] = Overall Rank
Non-International Bowling Rankings
In the Bowling Rankings, it’s deja-vu all over again as Linsey Smith has conclusively proved that she is not a “One Hit Wonder” by replicating her standout performances from last season, breaking into the overall top 10 at number 9. Wales’ Claire Nicholas, in her debut KSL season, is just behind her, also making that overall top 10.
Leading batsman, Lightning’s Sarah Glenn also makes the bowling list, having taken 2-8 in her only bowling cameo versus the Thunder – a statistical quirk perhaps, but wickets are wickets! Alice Davidson-Richards also makes both lists – 7th in batting and 3rd in bowling – no statistical quirks involved there!
|1. Linsey Smith (Vipers) ||16||4||4.43|
|2. Claire Nicholas (Storm) ||13||5||5.92|
|3. Alice Davidson-Richards (Diamonds) ||11||4||6.90|
|4. Sarah Glenn (Lightning) ||2||2||4.00|
|5. Katie Levick (Diamonds) ||13||3||7.15|
|6. Katie George (Vipers) ||6||2||5.00|
|7. Lucy Higham (Lightning) ||9||2||7.22|
|8. Freya Davies (Storm) ||13||2||7.92|
|9. Charlie Dean (Vipers) ||4||1||5.00|
|10. Katie Thompson (Diamonds) ||6||0||7.83|
Bowling Ranking = Wickets / Economy