Bird jumps to the lead of Captain's MVP

30 Nov 2017

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Australian and Tasmanian quick Jackson Bird has taken the lead of the Sheffield Shield Captain's MVP, after a 'perfect' ten-point game against South Australia this week.

Bird was dominant for Tasmania, making 26 at number eleven before then taking 5-30 to rout South Australia for just 141.

Bird also took three wickets in the second innings, and has remained in South Australia with the Australian team as they prepare for the second Test beginning Saturday.

Victorian Glenn Maxwell unsurprisingly also took ten votes from their drawn game against New South Wales, after an astounding 278 in the opening innings. Teammate Chris Tremain continued his consistent start to the Shield season, collecting seven votes on his way to 15 for the season.

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Test incumbents Mitchell Starc and Cameron Bancroft held the positions in the top five, remaining on 19 and 16 votes respectively; while Callum Ferguson was again among the votes, lifting his season total to 18.

The Sheffield Shield Captain's MVP award recognises who the Captains deemed the most valuable for each game over the course of the Sheffield Shield season.

Captains vote 5,4,3,2,1 at the end of each match on all players in the game, other than the Captains themselves, who are ineligible to receive votes in each round.

The Sheffield Shield continues this week for a final time in 2017, before returning in February after the BBL concludes.

Sheffield Shield Round 5 - starting Sunday 3rd December
Queensland v South Australia
Victoria v Western Australia
Tasmania v New South Wales