1972 County Championship

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1972 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket (3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Warwickshire (3rd title)
Participants 17
Matches played 170
Most runs Mushtaq Mohammad
(1,743 for Northamptonshire)[1]
Most wickets Tom Cartwright
(93 for Somerset)
Barry Stead
(93 for Nottinghamshire)[2]
1971
1973

The 1972 County Championship was the 73rd officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 3 May to 12 September 1972. Warwickshire County Cricket Club claimed their third title.[3]

Table[edit]

  • Pld = Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, D = Draws, D1 = Draws in matches reduced to single innings, A = Abandonments, BatBP = Batting points, BowBP = Bowling points, Pts = Points.

Teams receive 10 points for a win, 0 for a draw or loss. Bonus points may be scored during the first 85 overs of each team's first innings.[4]

Team Pld W L D D1 A BatBP BowBP Pts
Warwickshire (C) 20 9 0 11 0 0 68 69 227
Kent 20 7 4 9 0 0 69 52 191
Gloucestershire 20 7 4 9 0 0 38 77 185
Northamptonshire 20 7 3 10 0 0 34 77 181
Essex 20 6 4 10 0 0 50 63 173
Leicestershire 20 6 2 12 0 0 43 68 171
Worcestershire 20 4 4 12 0 0 59 68 167
Middlesex 20 5 5 10 0 0 48 61 159
Hampshire 20 4 6 10 0 0 50 64 154
Yorkshire 20 4 5 10 1 0 39 73 152
Somerset 20 4 2 14 0 0 34 71 145
Surrey 20 3 5 12 0 0 49 61 140
Glamorgan 20 1 7 12 0 0 55 61 126
Nottinghamshire 20 1 6 13 0 0 38 73 121
Lancashire 20 2 3 14 0 1 41 57 118
Sussex 20 2 8 10 0 0 46 49 115
Derbyshire 20 1 5 12 1 1 27 60 97
Team marked  (C)  finished as champions.

Source: CricketArchive[3]

Results[edit]

IPL2008Legend.svg Derbyshire Essex Glamorgan Gloucester Hampshire Kent Lancashire Leicester Middlesex Northampton Nottingham Somerset Surrey Sussex Warwick Worcester Yorkshire
Derbyshire 1-4 Jul
Essex
41 runs
21-23 Jun
Match drawn
12-15 Aug
Match drawn
24-27 Jun
Match abandoned
17–19 May
Match drawn
26-28 Jul
Match drawn
5-8 Aug
Match drawn
30 Aug-1 Sep
Somerset
2 wickets
12-14 Jul
Derbyshire
3 wickets
17-20 Jun
Match drawn
Essex 15-18 Jul
Gloucestershire
107 runs
24–26 May
Match drawn
5-8 Aug
Match drawn
12-14 Jul
Match drawn
23-25 Aug
Northamptonshire
164 runs
7-9 Jun
Essex
9 wickets
21-23 Jun
Essex
8 wickets
27–30 May
Match drawn
9-11 Aug
Match drawn
19-22 Aug
Essex
6 wickets
Glamorgan 12-15 Aug
Essex
2 wickets
1-4 Jul
Match drawn
10–12 May
Match drawn
7-9 Jun
Match drawn
30 Aug-1 Sep
Match drawn
26-29 Aug
Northamptonshire
29 runs
15-18 Jul
Match drawn
10-13 Jun
Somerset
inns & 25 runs
24-27 Jun
Match drawn
24–26 May
Match drawn
Gloucestershire 9-11 Aug
Gloucestershire
5 wickets
9-12 Sep
Match drawn
17-20 Jun
Gloucestershire
2 wickets
5-8 Aug
Match drawn
12-15 Aug
Middlesex
6 wickets
30 Aug-1 Sep
Nottinghamshire
42 runs
27–30 May
Match drawn
8-11 Jul
Match drawn
21-23 Jun
Gloucestershire
230 runs
12-15 Jul
Gloucestershire
9 runs
Hampshire 9-11 Aug
Glamorgan
4 wickets
7-9 Jun
Match drawn
15-18 Jul
Match drawn
26-29 Aug
Match drawn
1-3 Jul
Leicestershire
9 wickets
8-11 Jul
Match drawn
30 Aug-1 Sep
Match drawn
21-23 Jun
Warwickshire
5 wickets
5-8 Aug
Hampshire
9 wickets
9-12 Sep
Match drawn
Kent 7-9 Jun
Match drawn
8-11 Jul
Match drawn
5-8 Aug
Kent
7 wickets
10-13 Jun
Gloucestershire
2 wickets
23-25 Aug
Kent
5 wickets
5-7 Jul
Kent
7 wickets
12-14 Jul
Kent
5 wickets
27–30 May
Match drawn
9-11 Aug
Kent
9 wickets
26-28 Jul
Warwickshire
4 wickets
Lancashire 9-12 Sep
Match drawn
5-7 Jul
Match drawn
17-20 Jun
Match drawn
31 May-2 Jun
Lancashire
5 wickets
1-4 Jul
Match drawn
12-15 Aug
Match drawn
10–12 May
Match drawn
8-11 Jul
Match drawn
17–19 May
Warwickshire
inns & 41 runs
29 Jul-1 Aug
Lancashire
inns & 34 runs
Leicestershire 29 Jul-1 Aug
Match drawn
26-29 Aug
Leicestershire
7 wickets
31 May-2 Jun
Leicestershire
123 runs
10–12 May
Match drawn
21-23 Jun
Match drawn
8-11 Jul
Match drawn
24-27 Jun
Match drawn
10-13 Jun
Leicestershire
6 wickets
30 Aug-1 Sep
Match drawn
12-15 Aug
Match drawn
Middlesex 19-22 Aug
Middlesex
inns & 61 runs
10-13 Jun
Hampshire
5 wickets
29 Jul-1 Aug
Match drawn
15-18 Aug
Middlesex
7 wickets
3–5 May
Match drawn
9-10 Aug
Northamptonshire
inns & 65 runs
24–26 May
Match drawn
5-8 Aug
Match drawn
27–30 May
Middlesex
9 wickets
7-9 Jun
Match drawn
Northamptonshire 10–12 May
Northamptonshire
5 wickets
17–19 May
Gloucestershire
6 wickets
27–30 May
Hampshire
5 wickets
19-22 Aug
Match drawn
17-20 Jun
Northamptonshire
9 wickets
12-15 Aug
Match drawn
24-27 Jun
Match drawn
24–26 May
Match drawn
29 Jul-1 Aug
Match drawn
15-18 Jul
Northamptonshire
151 runs
Nottinghamshire 8-11 Jul
Match drawn
31 May-2 Jun
Match drawn
29 Jul-1 Aug
Match drawn
21-23 Jun
Match drawn
19-22 Aug
Match drawn
27–30 May
Leicestershire
105 runs
17–19 May
Match drawn
9-12 Sep
Warwickshire
4 wickets
23-25 Aug
Worcestershire
4 wickets
1-4 Jul
Match drawn
Somerset 24-27 Jun
Match drawn
29 Jul-1 Aug
Match drawn
19-22 Aug
Match drawn
26-29 Aug
Match drawn
9-11 Aug
Match drawn
26-28 Jul
Leicestershire
83 runs
10–12 May
Match drawn
21-23 Jun
Match drawn
5-8 Aug
Match drawn
24–26 May
Match drawn
Surrey 15-18 Jul
Match drawn
23-25 Aug
Match drawn
12-14 Jul
Surrey
126 runs
17-20 Jun
Match drawn
1-4 Jul
Match drawn
26-29 Aug
Surrey
21 runs
31 May-2 Jun
Somerset
inns & 8 runs
29 Jul-1 Aug
Match drawn
17–19 May
Match drawn
26-27 Jul
Surrey
inns & 12 runs
Sussex 3–5 May
Match drawn
19-22 Aug
Hampshire
156 runs
1-4 Jul
Sussex
10 wickets
23-25 Aug
Sussex
7 wickets
26-29 Aug
Middlesex
3 wickets
7-9 Jun
Northamptonshire
9 wickets
26-28 Jul
Match drawn
15-18 Jul
Somerset
110 runs
12-15 Aug
Match drawn
17-20 Jun
Match drawn
Warwickshire 6-8 Sep
Match drawn
8-11 Jul
Warwickshire
8 wickets
29 Jul-1 Aug
Match drawn
12-14 Jul
Warwickshire
35 runs
17-20 Jun
Warwickshire
10 wickets
31 May-2 Jun
Match drawn
9-11 Aug
Warwickshire
9 wickets
19-22 Aug
Warwickshire
9 wickets
10–12 May
Match drawn
1-4 Jul
Match drawn
Worcestershire 27–30 May
Worcestershire
87 runs
22-25 Jul
Essex
90 runs
19-21 Aug
Worcestershire
inns & 23 runs
24-27 Jun
Match drawn
12-15 Aug
Kent
3 wickets
26-28 Jul
Match drawn
15-18 Jul
Worcestershire
44 runs
31 May-2 Jun
Match drawn
3–5 May
Match drawn
10-13 Jun
Match drawn
Yorkshire 10-13 Jun
Match drawn
31 May-2 Jun
Yorkshire
inns & 124 runs
10–12 May
Yorkshire
126 runs
30-31 Aug
Kent
inns & 81 runs
27–30 May
Match drawn
23-25 Aug
Yorkshire
98 runs
9-11 Aug
Yorkshire
9 wickets
5-8 Aug
Match drawn
24-27 Jun
Match drawn
8-11 Jul
Match drawn
Home team won Visiting team won Match drawn

Records[edit]

Batting[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
1,743 60.10 Mushtaq Mohammad Northamptonshire
1,649 51.53 Glenn Turner Worcestershire
1,644 68.50 Keith Fletcher Essex
1,438 47.93 Roger Prideaux Sussex
1,437 59.87 Rohan Kanhai Warwickshire
1,417 48.86 David Steele Northamptonshire
Source:[1]

Bowling[edit]

Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
93 18.65 Tom Cartwright Somerset
93 20.33 Barry Stead Nottinghamshire
80 19.27 Keith Boyce Essex
76 21.00 Vanburn Holder Worcestershire
75 18.13 John Dye Northamptonshire
75 21.52 Bob Herman Hampshire
Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Batting and Fielding in County Championship 1972 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 May 2016. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b "Bowling in County Championship 1972 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 May 2016. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ a b "County Championship 1972 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2016-05-18. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "1972 County Championship". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 2016-05-18.