1909 County Championship

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1909 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket
(3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Kent (2nd title)
Participants 16
Most runs Ernie Hayes
(1,844 for Surrey)
Most wickets Colin Blythe
(178 for Kent)
1908
1910

The 1909 County Championship was the 20th officially organised running of the County Championship. The season ran from 3 May to 30 August 1909. Kent won their second championship title, while Lancashire finished in second place. The previous season's winners, Yorkshire, finished third.

Table[edit]

Team P W L D A Pts Fin %Fin
Kent 26 16 2 8 0 14 18 77.77
Lancashire 24 14 4 6 0 10 18 55.55
Yorkshire 26 12 4 10 0 8 16 50.00
Sussex 26 7 3 16 0 4 10 40.00
Surrey 30 16 7 7 0 9 23 39.13
Middlesex 22 6 5 10 1 1 11 9.09
Northamptonshire 18 9 8 1 0 1 17 5.88
Hampshire 22 7 7 8 0 0 14 0.00
Worcestershire 20 8 8 4 0 0 16 0.00
Nottinghamshire 20 6 8 5 1 –2 14 –14.28
Somerset 16 4 7 5 0 –3 11 –27.27
Warwickshire 20 3 8 9 0 –5 11 –45.45
Leicestershire 22 3 10 8 1 –7 13 –53.84
Essex 20 2 7 9 2 –5 9 –55.55
Derbyshire 22 2 15 4 1 –13 17 –76.47
Gloucestershire 22 1 13 8 0 –12 14 –85.71
Source:[1]
  • 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.

Statistics[edit]

Batting[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
1,844 39.23 Ernie Hayes Surrey
1,771 45.41 Jack Hobbs Surrey
1,544 37.65 David Denton Yorkshire
1,451 40.30 Robert Relf Sussex
1,352 37.55 Phil Mead Hampshire
Source:[2]

Bowling[edit]

Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
178 14.07 Colin Blythe Kent
135 19.11 George Dennett Gloucestershire
120 20.17 Walter Lees Surrey
118 13.80 George Thompson Northamptonshire
111 12.67 Schofield Haigh Yorkshire
Source:[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Championship 1909 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ "Batting and Fielding in County Championship 1909 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)).
  3. ^ "Bowling in County Championship 1909 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. (Subscription required (help)).