1908 County Championship

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1908 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket
(3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Yorkshire (8th title)
Participants 16
Most runs Tom Hayward
(1,874 for Surrey)
Most wickets Colin Blythe
(167 for Kent)
1907
1909

The 1908 County Championship was the 19th officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 4 May to 31 August 1908. Yorkshire won their eighth championship title, while Kent finished in second place. The previous season's winners, Nottinghamshire, finished in eighth place. In May, Yorkshire bowled out Northamptonshire for 27 and 14,[1] the lowest aggregate in first-class cricket at that point.[2]

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 28 16 0 12 0 16 16 100.00
Kent 26 17 3 5 1 14 20 70.00
Surrey 30 13 4 12 1 9 17 52.94
Middlesex 20 6 3 10 1 3 9 33.33
Sussex 28 6 4 18 0 2 10 20.00
Worcestershire 18 6 5 7 0 1 11 9.09
Lancashire 26 10 9 6 1 1 19 5.26
Nottinghamshire 20 6 7 7 0 –1 13 –7.69
Hampshire 22 7 9 6 0 –2 16 –12.50
Gloucestershire 24 8 11 5 0 –3 19 –15.78
Essex 22 5 7 10 0 –2 12 –16.66
Warwickshire 22 5 9 7 1 –4 14 –28.57
Leicestershire 22 4 8 9 1 –4 12 –33.33
Derbyshire 22 5 13 4 0 –8 18 –44.44
Northamptonshire 22 3 14 5 0 –11 17 –64.70
Somerset 20 2 13 5 0 –11 15 –73.33
Source:[3]

Records[edit]

Batting[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
1,874 46.85 Tom Hayward Surrey
1,655 40.36 Alan Marshall Surrey
1,646 42.20 Gilbert Jessop Gloucestershire
1,522 43.48 Johnny Tyldesley Lancashire
1,507 39.65 Jack Hobbs Surrey
Source:[4]

Bowling[edit]

Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
167 16.48 Colin Blythe Kent
156 12.44 George Hirst Yorkshire
149 20.46 George Dennett Gloucestershire
148 15.27 Walter Brearley Lancashire
124 18.66 Harry Dean Lancashire
Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Championship, 1908: Northamptonshire v Yorkshire". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "The finisher". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "County Championship 1908 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Batting and Fielding in County Championship 1908 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "Bowling in County Championship 1908 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)).