1905 County Championship

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1905 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket
(3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Yorkshire (7th title)
Participants 16
Most runs David Denton
(1,963 for Yorkshire)
Most wickets Walter Lees
(169 for Surrey)
1904
1906

The 1905 County Championship was the sixteenth officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 4 May to 4 September 1905. Yorkshire won their seventh championship title, while the previous season's winners, Lancashire, finished in fourth place. The number of participants was expanded from fifteen to sixteen, with Northamptonshire gaining first-class status, having previously played with some success in the Minor Counties Championship.

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.
  • The tied match did not count as a finished match for working out the percentage.
Team Pld W T L D A Pts Fin %Fin
Yorkshire 28 18 0 3 7 0 15 21 71.42
Lancashire 26 12 0 3 10 1 9 15 60.00
Sussex 28 13 0 4 11 0 9 17 52.94
Surrey 28 14 1 6 6 1 8 20 40.00
Leicestershire 22 8 0 5 9 0 3 13 23.07
Kent 22 10 1 7 4 0 3 17 17.64
Warwickshire 22 5 0 4 13 0 1 9 11.11
Gloucestershire 18 8 0 8 2 0 0 16 0.00
Worcestershire 18 5 0 5 8 0 0 10 0.00
Nottinghamshire 20 6 0 7 7 0 –1 13 –7.69
Middlesex 18 4 0 7 7 0 –3 11 –27.27
Essex 20 3 0 10 7 0 –7 13 –53.84
Northamptonshire 12 2 0 8 2 0 –6 10 –60.00
Derbyshire 20 3 0 14 3 0 –11 17 –64.70
Somerset 18 1 0 10 7 0 –9 11 –81.81
Hampshire 20 1 0 12 7 0 –11 13 –84.61
Source:[1]

Records[edit]

Batting[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
1,963 46.73 David Denton Yorkshire
1,912 86.90 C. B. Fry Sussex
1,785 66.11 Willie Quaife Warwickshire
1,713 61.17 George Hirst Yorkshire
1,651 43.44 Levi Wright Derbyshire
Source:[2]

Bowling[edit]

Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
169 17.01 Walter Lees Surrey
154 21.40 George Cox Sussex
131 19.48 George Dennett Gloucestershire
130 19.94 Charlie Blythe Kent
126 18.71 Wilfred Rhodes Yorkshire
Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Championship 1905 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Batting and Fielding in County Championship 1905 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Bowling in County Championship 1905 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)).