1919 County Championship

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1919 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket (2 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Yorkshire (10th title)
Participants 15
Matches played 124
Most runs Harry Makepeace
(1,747 for Lancashire)
Most wickets Wilfred Rhodes
(142 for Yorkshire)
1914
1920

The 1919 County Championship was the 26th officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 16 May to 1 September 1919.

With the final positions in the table being calculated by the percentage of possible points gained, Yorkshire were named champions for the tenth time.[1]

Background[edit]

During the First World War, first-class cricket had been suspended in England. Cricket during World War I was restricted to schools cricket and some exhibition matches.

County cricket was brought back in the first season following the Armistice, despite the opposition of the editor of Wisden, Sydney Pardon.[2] Matches were restricted to two days, with extended playing hours finishing at half-past seven in the evening.

Worcestershire elected not to take part in the Championship, instead playing various friendly matches against other Midlands counties. Consequently there were only fifteen teams in the Championship.

Table[edit]

One point was awarded for each win. Draws, defeats and abandonments scored no points.

Team Pld W T L D Pts Pts%
Yorkshire (C) 26 12 0 3 11 12 46.154
Kent 14 6 0 1 7 6 42.857
Nottinghamshire 14 5 0 1 8 5 35.714
Surrey 20 7 0 3 10 7 35.000
Lancashire 24 8 0 4 12 8 33.333
Somerset 12 4 1 3 4 4 33.333
Hampshire 16 5 0 4 7 5 31.250
Gloucestershire 16 4 0 7 5 4 25.000
Derbyshire 14 3 0 9 2 3 21.429
Leicestershire 14 3 0 4 7 3 21.429
Sussex 20 4 1 11 4 4 20.000
Northamptonshire 12 2 0 4 6 2 16.667
Middlesex 14 2 0 3 9 2 14.286
Essex 18 2 0 4 12 2 11.111
Warwickshire 14 1 0 7 6 1 7.143
Team marked   (C)  finished as champions.

Source: CricketArchive[1]

Leading averages[edit]

See also[edit]

1919 English cricket season

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "County Championship 1919 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Notes by the Editor". Wisden, 1919. 

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