1957 County Championship

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1957 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Surrey
1956
1958

The 1957 County Championship was the 58th officially organised running of the County Championship.[1] Surrey won the Championship title for the sixth successive year.

Changes were applied to the points system for the Championship as follows [2] -

  • The team leading on first innings in a match drawn or lost is awarded 2 points
  • The team leading on first innings in a match drawn or lost is awarded 2 points if scoring faster runs per over than opponents
  • The team winning a match is awarded 2 points if scoring faster than its opponents in the first innings
  • The one day rule now applied to matches restricted to the last third of the total playing time.

Table[edit]

County Championship table
Team Pld Won Lost Drawn No Decision 1st Inns Loss 1st Inns Draw Bonus Points
Surrey 28 21 3 3 1 3 3 48 312
Northamptonshire 28 15 2 10 1 0 8 22 218
Yorkshire 28 13 4 11 0 0 5 24 190
Derbyshire 28 10 8 9 1 2 4 30 162
Essex 28 11 6 10 1 0 5 16 158
Lancashire 28 10 8 8 2 2 4 24 156
Middlesex 28 10 12 3 3 2 1 22 148
Somerset 28 9 14 5 0 3 2 20 138
Glamorgan 28 10 9 8 1 0 2 12 136
Sussex 28 8 9 9 2 2 6 24 136
Warwickshire 28 9 7 11 1 0 5 16 134
Gloucestershire 28 8 13 6 1 1 5 24 132
Hampshire 28 7 12 8 1 1 5 20 116
Kent 28 6 13 9 0 2 3 8 90
Nottinghamshire 28 5 13 9 1 3 4 14 88
Worcestershire 28 4 9 14 1 1 4 8 72
Leicestershire 28 2 16 9 1 2 5 2 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ Engel, Matthew (2004). Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004, pages 493-494. John Wisden & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-947766-83-9. 
  2. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter (1983). The Hamlyn A-Z of Cricket Records. Hamlyn Publishing Group. ISBN 0-600-34667-6.