‘Vote Harmer’ in the September PCA Player of the Month


Vote for Simon Harmer in the final PCA Player of the Month award of the season, as he comes up against Darren Stevens, Kyle Abbott and Moeen Ali to complete the list of four nominees.

This month has seen the final three rounds of the Specsavers County Championship unfold at the same time as the knockout stages of this year’s Vitality Blast.

The top performers across the four day and 20-over formats have been chosen via the PCA’s Most Valuable Player Rankings algorithm, with the final winner set to be decided via a public vote.

The MVP algorithm was built by the PCA in conjunction with the players to identify the match-winning performers in any given fixture. Bonus points are awarded for scoring a high proportion of your team’s runs, claiming top-order wickets and taking catches in the field, amongst other important disciplines.

The MVP Rankings, therefore, give a more accurate reflection of the game’s best players than traditional batting or bowling averages do.

Essex’s Harmer claimed the £10,000 prize for being the Overall MVP of the 2019 season after his side’s County Championship title win at Taunton on Thursday. However, the winner of this accolade will be based on performances from the last four weeks of the season.

Previous Player of the Month awards this season have been won by Liam Dawson (April), Harmer (May), Hassan Azad (June), Ravi Ashwin (July) and Tom Banton last time out in August.