2006 County Championship

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2006 County Championship
Administrator(s) England and Wales Cricket Board
Cricket format First-class cricket (4 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Sussex (2nd title)
Participants 18
Matches played 144
Most runs Mark Ramprakash
(2,211 for Surrey)[1]
Most wickets Mushtaq Ahmed
(102 for Sussex)[2]
2005
2007

The 2006 County Championship season, known as the Liverpool Victoria County Championship for sponsorship reasons, was contested through two divisions: Division One and Division Two. Each team plays all the others in their division both home and away. This season saw a change in promotion and relegation, with the top two teams from Division Two being promoted to the first division for 2007, while the bottom two sides from Division 1 are relegated.

Teams in the County Championship 2006:

Division One Division Two
Durham Derbyshire
Hampshire Essex
Kent Glamorgan
Lancashire Gloucestershire
Middlesex Leicestershire
Nottinghamshire Northamptonshire
Sussex Somerset
Warwickshire Surrey
Yorkshire Worcestershire
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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 9 2 0 5 0 49 47 0 242 Winners of Championship
2 Lancashire 16 6 1 0 9 0 58 46 0 224
3 Hampshire 16 6 3 0 7 0 48 48 1 207
4 Warwickshire 16 6 5 0 5 0 42 43 0 189
5 Kent 16 4 4 0 8 0 43 44 0 175
6 Yorkshire 15 3 5 0 7 0 43 41 0 154
7 Durham 16 4 8 0 4 0 39 43 0.5 153.5
8 Nottinghamshire 16 4 7 0 5 0 40 37 0 153 Relegated to
Championship Division 2
9 Middlesex 16 1 7 0 8 0 47 42 1.5 133.5

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 Surrey 16 10 2 0 4 0 62 44 0 262 Promoted to
Championship Division 1
2 Worcestershire 16 8 4 0 4 0 58 43 0 229
3 Essex 16 7 4 0 5 0 62 40 0 220
4 Leicestershire 16 5 4 0 7 0 47 41 0.5 185.5
5 Derbyshire 16 4 4 0 8 0 51 41 1.5 178.5
6 Northamptonshire 16 3 5 0 8 0 52 37 0 163
7 Gloucestershire 16 3 6 0 7 0 51 36 1.5 155.5
8 Glamorgan 16 2 7 0 7 0 51 41 1.5 146.5
9 Somerset 16 3 9 0 4 0 43 40 1 140

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

Records[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
2211 105.28 Mark Ramprakash Surrey
1804 82.00 Hylton Ackerman Leicestershire
1737 66.80 John Crawley Hampshire
1706 77.54 Darren Lehmann Yorkshire
1649 63.42 Murray Goodwin Sussex
1427 52.85 Dale Benkenstein Durham
1424 67.80 Andy Flower Essex
1419 61.69 Matthew Walker Kent
1418 59.08 Mark Butcher Surrey
1370 44.19 Craig Spearman Gloucestershire
Source:[1]
Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
102 19.91 Mushtaq Ahmed Sussex
78 29.07 Zaheer Khan Worcestershire
66 25.56 Charl Willoughby Somerset
66 32.00 Robert Croft Glamorgan
63 35.85 Andrew Caddick Somerset
61 25.22 Chris Silverwood Middlesex
59 28.16 Ian Salisbury Surrey
58 27.08 Shane Warne Hampshire
57 23.17 Jason Lewry Sussex
56 32.21 Steffan Jones Derbyshire
Source:[2]

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