1903 County Championship

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1903 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket
(3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Middlesex (1st title)
Participants 15
Most runs C. B. Fry
(2,413 for Sussex)
Most wickets Wilfred Rhodes
(143 for Yorkshire)
1902
1904

The 1903 County Championship was the fourteenth officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 4 May to 3 September 1903. Middlesex won their first championship title, ending Yorkshire's run of three successive titles. Sussex finished in second place for the second successive season.

Table[edit]

  • One point was awarded for a win, and one point was taken away for each loss. Final placings were decided by dividing the number of points earned by the number of completed matches (i.e. those that ended in a win or a loss), and multiplying by 100.
Team Pld W L D A Pts Fin %Fin
Middlesex 18 8 1 7 2 7 9 77.77
Sussex 24 7 2 14 1 5 9 55.55
Yorkshire 26 13 5 8 0 8 18 44.44
Lancashire 26 10 5 11 0 3 15 33.33
Nottinghamshire 20 6 4 10 0 2 10 20.00
Worcestershire 20 8 6 6 0 2 14 14.28
Warwickshire 18 5 4 9 0 1 9 11.11
Essex 22 7 6 7 2 1 13 7.69
Kent 22 7 6 7 2 1 13 7.69
Somerset 18 6 6 5 1 0 12 0.00
Surrey 28 7 11 9 1 –4 18 –22.22
Derbyshire 16 4 7 5 0 –3 11 –27.27
Gloucestershire 20 3 10 7 0 –7 13 –53.84
Hampshire 18 1 10 4 3 –9 11 –81.81
Leicestershire 18 1 10 4 3 –9 11 –81.81
Source:[1]

Records[edit]

Batting[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
2,413 80.43 C. B. Fry Sussex
1,618 44.94 Johnny Tyldesley Lancashire
1,565 40.12 Archie MacLaren Lancashire
1,449 34.50 Ernie Hayes Surrey
1,428 44.62 Percy Perrin Essex
Source:[2]

Bowling[edit]

Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
143 14.72 Wilfred Rhodes Yorkshire
137 13.05 Charlie Blythe Kent
131 17.85 Sydney Barnes Lancashire
123 12.17 Sam Hargreave Warwickshire
115 12.79 George Hirst Yorkshire
Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Championship 1903 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Batting and Fielding in County Championship 1903 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Bowling in County Championship 1903 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 

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