2003 County Championship

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2003 County Championship
Administrator(s) England and Wales Cricket Board
Cricket format First-class cricket (4 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Sussex (1st title)
Participants 18
Matches played 144
Most runs Stuart Law
(1,820 for Lancashire)[1]
Most wickets Mushtaq Ahmed
(103 for Sussex)[2]
2002
2004

The 2003 County Championship season, known as the Frizzell County Championship, was the 103rd County Championship. It was contested through two divisions: Division One and Division Two. Each team played all the others in their division both home and away. The top three teams from Division Two were promoted to the first division for the 2004 season, while the bottom three sides from Division 1 were relegated.

Teams in the County Championship 2003:

Division One Division Two
Essex Derbyshire
Kent Durham
Lancashire Glamorgan
Leicestershire Gloucestershire
Middlesex Hampshire
Nottinghamshire Northamptonshire
Surrey Somerset
Sussex Worcestershire
Warwickshire Yorkshire
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Team promoted from Division Two
Team relegated from Division One

Division One[edit]

Standings[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
L
Tie
D
Aban
Bat
Bowl
Deduct
Pts
Promoted / Relegated
1 Sussex 16 10 4 0 2 0 62 47 0 257 Winners of Championship
2 Lancashire 16 6 2 0 8 0 64 43 0 223
3 Surrey 16 6 3 0 7 0 63 44 0 219
4 Kent 16 6 5 0 5 0 47 47 0 198
5 Warwickshire 16 4 5 1 6 0 50 37 2.5 171.5
6 Middlesex 16 3 3 0 10 0 46 41 0 169
7 Essex 16 3 5 1 7 0 34 45 0 156 Relegated to
Championship Division 2
8 Nottinghamshire 16 2 8 0 6 0 36 45 1 132
9 Leicestershire 16 1 6 0 9 0 36 40 0.5 125.5

Source: [3]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd fewest defeats
P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; L = Matches lost; Tie = Matches tied; D = Matches drawn; Aban = Matches abandoned; Deduct = Points deducted; Pts = Points

Division two[edit]

Standings[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
L
Tie
D
Aban
Bat
Bowl
Deduct
Pts
Promoted / Relegated
1 Worcestershire 16 10 1 0 5 0 42 44 0.25 245.75 Promoted to
Championship Division 1
2 Northamptonshire 16 10 2 0 4 0 45 44 8 237
3 Gloucestershire 16 5 2 0 9 0 38 46 0 190
4 Yorkshire 16 4 5 0 7 0 54 47 1.5 183.5
5 Glamorgan 16 5 5 0 6 0 45 45 1 183
6 Durham 16 5 7 0 4 0 31 43 0.75 159.25
7 Somerset 16 4 8 0 4 0 41 44 0 157
8 Hampshire 16 2 6 0 8 0 36 44 0 140
9 Derbyshire 16 2 11 0 3 0 30 44 0 114

Source: [3]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd fewest defeats
P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; L = Matches lost; Tie = Matches tied; D = Matches drawn; Aban = Matches abandoned; Deduct = Points deducted; Pts = Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Batting and Fielding in Frizzell County Championship 2003 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2009. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Bowling in Frizzell County Championship 2003 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 September 2009. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ a b "Frizzell County Championship 2003 Points Table". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 8 October 2009. (Subscription required (help)).