1914 County Championship

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1914 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket (3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Surrey (7th title)
Participants 16
Most runs Jack Hobbs
(2,499 for Surrey)[1]
Most wickets Colin Blythe
(159 for Kent)[2]
1913
1919

The 1914 County Championship was the 25th officially organised running of the County Championship, and began on 2 May 1914. Originally scheduled to run until 9 September, the last two matches of the season (both involving Surrey) were cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I.[3][4]

With the final positions in the table being calculated by the percentage of possible points gained, Surrey were named champions for the seventh time.[5]

Table[edit]

Five points were awarded for each win, three points were awarded to the team winning on first innings in a drawn match, and one point was awarded to the team losing on first innings in a drawn match. Defeats and abandonments scored no points.

Team Pld W T L D A Pts Pts%
Surrey 28 15 0 2 8 2 93 74.4
Middlesex 20 11 0 2 7 0 70 70.0
Kent 28 16 0 7 5 0 87 62.1
Yorkshire 28 14 0 4 10 0 86 61.4
Hampshire 28 13 0 4 11 0 82 58.6
Sussex 28 10 0 6 10 1 68 52.3
Warwickshire 24 9 0 7 8 0 61 50.8
Essex 24 9 0 9 6 0 59 49.2
Northamptonshire 22 7 0 6 8 1 51 48.6
Nottinghamshire 20 5 0 5 9 0 46 48.4
Lancashire 26 6 0 9 11 0 51 39.2
Derbyshire 20 5 0 12 3 0 34 34.0
Leicestershire 24 4 0 11 8 1 38 33.0
Worcestershire 22 2 0 13 6 0 22 21.0
Somerset 20 3 0 16 0 1 15 15.8
Gloucestershire 22 1 0 17 4 0 15 13.6
Source:[5]

Leading averages[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
2,499 62.47 Jack Hobbs Surrey
2,235 55.87 Phil Mead Hampshire
1,933 46.02 Frank Woolley Kent
1,828 76.16 J. W. Hearne Middlesex
1,735 38.55 Wally Hardinge Kent
Source:[1]
Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
159 15.03 Colin Blythe Kent
148 20.09 Alec Kennedy Hampshire
141 18.28 Major Booth Yorkshire
135 16.36 Alonzo Drake Yorkshire
126 19.76 Bill Hitch Surrey
Source:[2]

See also[edit]

1914 English cricket season

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Batting in 1914 County Championship (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 April 2009. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b "Bowling in 1914 County Championship (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 April 2009. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Sussex v Surrey in 1914". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 18 April 2009. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Surrey v Leicestershire in 1914". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 April 2009. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ a b "County Championship 1914 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 April 2009. (subscription required (help)). 

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