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Northamptonshire all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt has climbed to 13th in the Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings for the Specsavers County Championship after his career best bowling performances in the victory over Nottinghamshire at Wantage Road.

Kleinveldt took nine for 65 – his best bowling in an innings - in Nottinghamshire’s first innings and followed up with four for 33 in their second innings to finish with career best match figures of 13 for 98.

The former South Africa international also weighed in with important runs in each innings – 43 in the first and 48 from 41 balls in the second – to finish with a hefty match haul of 61 PCA MVP points.

Kleinveldt’s match-winning efforts took him to 239 PCA MVP points in the County Championship this season and well-placed to push for a top 10 finish in the final round of matches.

Kleinveldt trails Essex seamer Jamie Porter, the new leader, by 113 points but he is only 25 points adrift of Somerset paceman Craig Overton, who currently occupies tenth place in the County Championship PCA MVP table.

The PCA MVP Rankings system identifies the match-winners and key influencers of matches throughout the domestic season.

The formula takes into account conditions, quality of opposition, captaincy and strike-rates as well as runs scored and wickets taken.

Ben Duckett is Northamptonshire’s next highest-ranked player in 59th place on 148 points with Nathan Buck 69th, Ben Sanderson 71st, Richard Levi 79th and Rob Newton 98th.

In the overall PCA MVP, Kleinveldt is in 29th place with 328 points in all formats this season.

Levi follows him in 36th place with 303 points with Duckett (75th), captain Alex Wakely (81st) and Sanderson (92nd) further back in the points table.

The full PCA MVP Rankings can be viewed here.

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