1906 County Championship

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1906 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket
(3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Kent (1st title)
Participants 16
Most runs Tom Hayward
(2,814 for Surrey)
Most wickets George Hirst
(182 for Yorkshire)
1905
1907

The 1906 County Championship was the seventeenth officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 3 May to 30 August 1906. Kent won its first championship title, while the previous season's winners, Yorkshire, finished in second place.

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 Pts Fin %Fin
Kent 22 16 2 4 14 18 77.77
Yorkshire 28 17 3 8 14 20 70.00
Surrey 28 18 4 6 14 22 63.63
Lancashire 26 15 6 5 9 21 42.85
Nottinghamshire 20 9 4 7 5 13 38.46
Warwickshire 20 7 4 9 3 11 27.27
Essex 22 9 6 7 3 15 20.00
Hampshire 20 7 9 4 -2 16 –12.50
Gloucestershire 20 6 10 4 -4 16 –25.00
Sussex 24 6 12 6 -6 18 –33.33
Middlesex 18 4 10 4 –6 14 –42.85
Northamptonshire 16 4 10 2 –6 14 –42.85
Somerset 18 4 10 4 –6 14 –42.85
Worcestershire 20 2 8 10 –6 10 –60.00
Leicestershire 22 3 14 5 –11 17 –64.70
Derbyshire 20 2 17 1 –15 19 –78.94
Source:[1]

Records[edit]

Batting[edit]

Tom Hayward scored the most runs recorded in a single County Championship season, as well as scoring nearly 1,000 runs more than the next leading run-scorer in 1906.
Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
2,814 70.35 Tom Hayward Surrey
1,873 46.82 Johnny Tyldesley Lancashire
1,771 43.19 George Hirst Yorkshire
1,767 49.08 Percy Perrin Essex
1,751 41.69 Jack Hobbs Surrey
Source:[2]

Bowling[edit]

Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
182 14.84 George Hirst Yorkshire
160 17.97 George Dennett Gloucestershire
158 19.74 Arthur Fielder Kent
154 20.25 Walter Lees Surrey
138 13.53 Schofield Haigh Yorkshire
Source:[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Championship 1906 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Batting and Fielding in County Championship 1906 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Bowling in County Championship 1906 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)).