1898 County Championship

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1898 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket (3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Yorkshire (3rd title)
Participants 14
Matches played 138
Most runs Bobby Abel
(1,832 for Surrey)
Most wickets Charlie Townsend
(130 for Gloucestershire)
1897
1899

The 1898 County Championship was the ninth officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 9 May to 3 September 1898. Yorkshire County Cricket Club won their third championship title, with Middlesex finishing as runners-up for the first time.

Table[edit]

  • One point was awarded for a win, and one point was taken away for each loss. Final placings were decided by dividing the number of points earned by the number of completed matches (i.e., those that ended in a win or a loss) and multiplying by 100.
Team Pld W L D A Pts Fin %Fin
Yorkshire 26 16 3 7 0 13 19 68.42
Middlesex 18 10 3 5 0 7 13 53.85
Gloucestershire 20 9 3 8 0 6 12 50.00
Surrey 26 11 4 9 2 7 15 46.67
Essex 20 10 6 4 0 4 16 25.00
Lancashire 26 9 6 11 0 3 15 20.00
Kent 20 5 6 9 0 –1 11 –9.09
Nottinghamshire 16 1 2 13 0 –1 3 –33.33
Derbyshire 16 2 6 7 1 –4 8 –50.00
Sussex 20 3 9 8 0 –6 12 –50.00
Warwickshire 18 2 6 9 1 –4 8 –50.00
Hampshire 18 2 8 8 0 –6 10 –60.00
Leicestershire 16 1 10 5 0 –9 11 –81.82
Somerset 16 1 10 5 0 –9 11 –81.82
Source: CricketArchive[1]

Records[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
1,832 57.25 Bobby Abel Surrey
1,801 39.15 Johnny Tyldesley Lancashire
1,604 59.40 C. B. Fry Sussex
1,538 46.60 John Tunnicliffe Yorkshire
1,468 43.17 Bill Brockwell Surrey
Source:[2]
Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
130 20.00 Charlie Townsend Gloucestershire
126 13.84 Wilfred Rhodes Yorkshire
126 21.29 Tom Richardson Surrey
125 14.76 Jack Hearne Middlesex
109 17.06 William Lockwood Surrey
Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Championship 1898 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-10. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Batting and Fielding in County Championship 1898 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2012-05-30. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Bowling in County Championship 1898 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2012-05-30. (Subscription required (help)). 

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