2008 English cricket season

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2008 (2008) English cricket season
County Championship
Champions Durham
Runners-up Nottinghamshire
Most runs Murray Goodwin (1,343)
Most wickets James Tomlinson (67)
Friends Provident Trophy
Champions Essex Eagles
Runners-up Kent Spitfires
Most runs Martin van Jaarsveld (660)
Most wickets Yasir Arafat (24)
NatWest Pro40
Champions Sussex Sharks
Runners-up Hampshire Hawks
Most runs Marcus Trescothick (556)
Most wickets Jade Dernbach (24)
Twenty20 Cup
Champions Middlesex Crusaders
Runners-up Kent Spitfires
Most runs Joe Denly (451)
Most wickets Yasir Arafat (23)
PCA Player of the Year
Martin van Jaarsveld
Wisden Cricketers of the Year
James Anderson
Dale Benkenstein
Mark Boucher
Neil McKenzie
Claire Taylor
2007
2009

The 2008 season of England's county cricket saw the four regular tournaments played: The LV County Championship (first-class), Friends Provident Trophy (50 Over), NatWest Pro40 League (40 Over) and the Twenty20 Cup (T20). All four tournaments featured the eighteen classic county cricket teams, although the Friends Provident Trophy also featured sides from Ireland and Scotland.

In the county championship, Durham won their first championship title by 8 points from Nottinghamshire. Kent and Surrey were the two sides to be relegated to Division Two, with Surrey failing to register a win for the first time since 1871. It completed a miserable season for Surrey, who also finished bottom of their Twenty20 Cup division and failed to progress from the group stage of the Friends Provident Trophy. Warwickshire and Worcestershire were the two sides promoted from Division Two.

In the other competitions, Essex won the Friend's Provident Trophy with a 5 wicket victory over Kent; Sussex claimed the Pro40 Division 1 title with a last ball six, leaving Hampshire runners up. Last year's champions Worcestershire had to beat Glamorgan in the play-off to retain their Division 1 status for next year, while Middlesex and Lancashire were relegated. Essex bounced back from relegation last season to win the Division 2 title and, with it, a place in the top division alongside runners-up Yorkshire. Middlesex won their first domestic title in 15 years in the Twenty20 Cup with a 3 run win over reigning champions Kent.

Roll of honour[edit]

Test series

ODI series

Twenty20 Internationals

County Championship

Friends Provident Trophy

Pro40 (National League)

Twenty20 Cup

Minor Counties Championship

MCCA Knockout Trophy

Second XI Championship

Second XI Trophy

LV County Championship[edit]

Divisions[edit]

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

Division One Standings[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
L
Tie
D
Aban
Bat
Bowl
Deduct
Pts
Promoted / Relegated
1 Durham 16 6 3 0 6 1 37 41 0 190 Winners of Championship
2 Nottinghamshire 16 5 3 0 7 1 37 43 0 182
3 Hampshire 16 5 4 0 7 0 33 47 0 178
4 Somerset 16 3 2 0 11 0 44 44 0 174
5 Lancashire 16 5 2 0 8 1 24 40 0 170
6 Sussex 16 2 2 0 12 0 45 38 0 159
7 Yorkshire 16 2 5 0 9 0 50 45 0 159
8 Kent 16 4 6 0 6 0 30 44 0 154 Relegated to
Championship Division 2
9 Surrey 16 0 5 0 10 1 45 36 1 124

Source: [1]
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 Standings[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
L
Tie
D
Aban
Bat
Bowl
Deduct
Pts
Promoted / Relegated
1 Warwickshire 16 5 0 0 11 0 53 46 0 213 Promoted to
Championship Division 1
2 Worcestershire 16 6 2 0 7 1 40 45 5 196
3 Middlesex 16 4 5 0 7 0 46 45 0 175
4 Northamptonshire 16 3 3 0 10 0 52 35 0 169
5 Essex 16 5 6 0 5 0 36 45 3 168
6 Derbyshire 16 4 3 0 9 0 33 46 4 167
7 Leicestershire 16 3 4 0 9 0 29 43 0 150
8 Glamorgan 16 3 5 0 7 1 26 36 0 136
9 Gloucestershire 16 0 5 0 11 0 42 38 2 122

Source: [2]
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

Friends Provident Trophy[edit]

Source: BBC Sport

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
4 June - Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street        
 Nottingham Outlaws  188
4 July – Riverside, Chester-le-Street
 Durham Dynamos  189/9  
 Kent Spitfires  301/4
4 June - County Ground, Bristol
     Durham Dynamos  217  
 Gloucestershire Gladiators  201
17 August – Lord's Cricket Ground, London
 Yorkshire Carnegie  205/4  
 Kent Spitfires  214
4 June - Grace Road, Leicester    
   Essex Eagles  215/5
 Essex Eagles  350/5
5 July - County Ground, Chelmsford
 Leicestershire Foxes   232  
 Essex Eagles  285/8


4 June–5 June - County Ground, Beckenham
     Yorkshire Carnegie  198  
 Kent Spitfires  259/5
 Somerset Sabres  222  
 

Natwest Pro40[edit]

Source: BBC Sport

Worcestershire beat Glamorgan in the playoff match to retain their Division 1 status for the 2009 season.[3]

Twenty20 Cup[edit]

Main article: 2008 Twenty20 Cup

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
22 July - Riverside, Chester-le-Street        
 Durham Dynamos  163/8
26 July – The Rose Bowl, Southampton
 Glamorgan Dragons  119  
 Durham Dynamos  138/6
8 July - The Oval, London
     Middlesex Crusaders  141/2  
 Middlesex Crusaders  176/7
26 July – The Rose Bowl, Southampton
 Lancashire Lightning  164/8  
 Middlesex Crusaders  187/6
7 July - Chelmsford    
   Kent Spitfires  184/5
 Essex Eagles  192/9
26 July - The Rose Bowl, Southampton
 Northamptonshire Steelbacks  115/7  
 Essex Eagles  159/8


9 July–10 July - Edgbaston, Birmingham
     Kent Spitfires  173/7  
 Warwickshire Bears  133/8
 Kent Spitfires  175/6  
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Championship Division One 2008 / Points table". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "County Championship Division Two 2008 / Points table". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 1 November 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Pro40 Playoff Match, Glamorgan v Worcestershire at Cardiff". 21 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 

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