1899 County Championship

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1899 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket (3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Surrey (6th title)
Participants 15
Matches played 150
Most runs Ranji
(2,285 for Sussex)
Most wickets Albert Trott
(146 for Middlesex)
1898
1900

The 1899 County Championship was the tenth officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 1 May to 6 September 1899. Surrey County Cricket Club won their sixth championship title, with Middlesex finishing as runners-up for the second season in a row. Worcestershire were admitted to the Championship, increasing the number of counties with first-class status to 15.

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
Surrey 26 10 2 14 0 8 12 66.67
Middlesex 18 11 3 4 0 8 14 57.14
Yorkshire 28 14 4 10 0 10 18 55.56
Lancashire 26 12 6 7 1 6 18 33.33
Sussex 22 7 5 10 0 2 12 16.67
Essex 20 6 6 8 0 0 12 0.00
Warwickshire 20 4 5 11 0 –1 9 –11.11
Kent 20 6 8 5 1 –2 14 –14.29
Gloucestershire 20 5 8 7 0 –3 13 –23.08
Hampshire 20 4 8 8 0 –4 12 –33.33
Nottinghamshire 16 2 4 10 0 –2 6 –33.33
Worcestershire 12 2 5 5 0 –3 7 –42.86
Leicestershire 18 2 8 8 0 –6 10 –60.00
Somerset 16 2 8 6 0 –6 10 –60.00
Derbyshire 18 2 9 7 0 –7 11 –63.64
Source: CricketArchive[1]

Records[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
2,285 76.16 K. S. Ranjitsinhji Sussex
2,134 64.66 Bobby Abel Surrey
1,798 64.21 Tom Hayward Surrey
1,694 56.46 Charlie Townsend Gloucestershire
1,584 41.68 Johnny Tyldesley Lancashire
Source:[2]
Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
146 15.69 Albert Trott Middlesex
129 15.66 Wilfred Rhodes Yorkshire
125 18.93 Arthur Paish Gloucestershire
112 17.12 Walter Mead Essex
112 18.77 Bill Bradley Kent
Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Championship 1899 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-10. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Batting and Fielding in County Championship 1899 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2012-05-30. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Bowling in County Championship 1899 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2012-05-30. (Subscription required (help)). 

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