The excellent progress made by rising Richmond star Shai Bolton in 2020 is reflected through a comprehensive statistical analysis of the Club’s playing group after 11 matches this season.

Bolton, thriving in his new midfield role within the Tigers’ line-up, is ranked 12 times in the top five of 19 specific categories (three times as No. 1).

Only champion midfielder Dustin Martin, 14 times (three as No. 1), is ahead of Bolton.

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Bolton strong through the middle

Highlights of Shai Bolton's Round 10 match against Brisbane.

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Kane Lambert is third on the list with 10 top-five rankings (one as No. 1).

Jayden Short’s name appears eight times, but he is ranked No. 1 in more categories than any other Richmond player, with five.

Here is the full list of the Tigers’ stats stars to this stage of the 2020 season . . .

Kicks

1 – Jayden Short, 158

2 – Dustin Martin, 117

Equal 3 – Nick Vlastuin, 95

Equal 3 – Shai Bolton, 95

5 – Nathan Broad, 91

Handballs

1 – Kane Lambert, 96

2 – Dustin Martin, 86

3 – Liam Baker, 74

4 – Trent Cotchin, 66

5 – Shai Bolton, 59

Total disposals

1 – Jayden Short, 212

2 – Dustin Martin, 203

3 – Kane Lambert, 175

4 – Shai Bolton, 154

5 – Liam Baker, 152

Contested possessions

1 – Dustin Martin, 97

2 – Trent Cotchin, 72

3 – Shai Bolton, 63

4 – Kane Lambert, 62

5 – Jack Higgins, 53 

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Round 9: Martin mesmerises Metricon after outrageous outing

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Uncontested possessions

1 – Jayden Short, 132

2 – Kane Lambert, 114

3 – Dustin Martin, 103

4 – Liam Baker, 102

5 – Nathan Broad, 95 

Clearances

1 – Dustin Martin, 35

2 – Shai Bolton, 33

3 – Trent Cotchin, 24

Equal 4 – Kane Lambert, 21

Equal 4 – Shane Edwards, 21

Centre clearances

1 – Shai Bolton, 18

2 – Dustin Martin, 14

3 – Trent Cotchin, 13

4 – Shane Edwards, 11

5 – Dion Prestia, 9

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Round 1: Bolton bags three

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Stoppage clearances

1 – Dustin Martin, 21

2 – Kane Lambert, 19

Equal 3 – Ivan Soldo, 15

Equal 3 – Shai Bolton, 15

5 – Trent Cotchin, 11

Inside-50s

1 – Shai Bolton, 48

2 – Dustin Martin, 47

3 – Kane Lambert, 27

4 – Jack Higgins, 25

Equal 5 – Trent Cotchin, 24

Equal 5 – Jayden Short, 24

Equal 5 – Jason Castagna, 24

Rebound-50s

1 – Jayden Short, 49

2 – Nick Vlastuin, 40

3 – Nathan Broad, 35

4 – Liam Baker, 27

5 – Noah Balta, 24 

Marks

1 – Jayden Short, 64

2 – Dylan Grimes, 52

3 – Nick Vlastuin, 51

4 – Nathan Broad, 45

5 – Liam Baker, 41 

Contested marks

1 – Tom Lynch, 16

2 – Jack Riewoldt, 13

3 – Dustin Martin, 13

Equal 4 – Nick Vlastuin, 8

Equal 4 – Noah Balta, 8

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Round 10: Lynch kicks three

Watch Tom Lynch's highlights from the Round 10 win over Brisbane.

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Marks inside 50

1 – Jack Riewoldt, 24

2 – Tom Lynch, 18

3 – Jason Castagna, 15

4 – Jack Higgins, 8

5 – Dustin Martin, 7 

Goals

1 – Tom Lynch, 17

2 – Jack Riewoldt, 16

Equal 3 – Dustin Martin, 11

Equal 3 – Jason Castagna, 11

Equal 5 – Jake Aarts, 10

Equal 5 – Shai Bolton, 10

Score involvements

1 – Shai Bolton, 58

Equal 2 – Dustin Martin, 56

Equal 2 – Tom Lynch, 56

4 – Kane Lambert, 45

5 – Jack Higgins, 42

Intercepts

1 – Nick Vlastuin, 73

2 – Liam Baker, 53

3 – Dylan Grimes, 50

4 – Jayden Short, 44

5 – Nathan Broad, 39

One-percenters

1 – Dylan Grimes, 59

2 – Nathan Broad, 33

3 – Noah Balta, 32

4 – Nick Vlastuin, 31

5 – Ivan Soldo, 29

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Grimes reviews Round 11

Dylan Grimes speaks to Richmond Media following the Round 11 match against Port Adelaide.

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Tackles

1 – Marlion Pickett, 34

2 – Kane Lambert, 33

Equal 3 – Ivan Soldo, 31

Equal 3 – Trent Cotchin, 31

5 – Shai Bolton, 28

Metres gained

1 – Jayden Short, 5096

2 – Shai Bolton, 3738

3 – Dustin Martin, 3397

4 – Nick Vlastuin, 2718

5 – Kane Lambert, 2346 

Total

14 – Dustin Martin

12 – Shai Bolton

10 – Kane Lambert

8 – Jayden Short

7 – Nick Vlastuin, Trent Cotchin

6 – Liam Baker, Nathan Broad

4 – Tom Lynch, Jack Higgins

3 – Dylan Grimes, Noah Balta, Jack Riewoldt, Jason Castagna

2 – Shane Edwards

1 – Jake Aarts, Marlion Pickett, Dion Prestia