1948 County Championship

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1948 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket (3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Glamorgan (1st title)
Participants 17
Matches played 221
Most runs Arthur Fagg
(2,404 for Kent)[1]
Most wickets Tom Pritchard
(163 for Warwickshire)[2]
1947
1949

The 1948 County Championship was the 49th officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 8 May to 31 August 1948. Glamorgan County Cricket Club claimed their first title.[3][4]

Table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Lost Drawn No Dec 1st inn

lead match L

1st inn

lead match D

Points
1 Glamorgan 26 13 5 6 2 1 3 172
2 Surrey 26 13 9 4 0 1 3 168
3 Middlesex 26 13 4 8 1 0 1 160
4 Yorkshire 26 11 4 10 1 3 3 156
5 Lancashire 26 8 2 15 1 0 14 152
6 Derbyshire 26 11 6 7 2 0 4 148
7 Warwickshire 26 9 7 8 2 1 5 132
8 Gloucestershire 26 9 7 9 1 1 4 128
9 Hampshire 26 9 8 8 1 2 1 120
10 Worcestershire 26 6 8 11 1 1 7 104
11 Leicestershire 26 6 11 8 1 1 5 96
12 Somerset 26 5 14 6 1 4 4 92
13 Essex 26 5 8 11 2 2 4 90
14 Nottinghamshire 26 5 10 9 2 1 3 82
15 Kent 26 4 11 10 1 0 7 76
16 Sussex 26 4 11 10 1 1 5 72
17 Northamptonshire 26 3 9 14 0 1 3 52

NOTES: Essex and Nottinghamshire totals include six points each for a drawn match that ended with scores equal (no allowance made in Championship scoring at this stage for the fact that Essex were still batting). Surrey total includes eight points for a win on first innings in a match reduced to one day.

Leading averages[edit]

Batting[edit]

Aggregate Average Player County
1,391 92.73 Washbrook, CyrilCyril Washbrook Lancashire
1,565 92.05 Hutton, LenLen Hutton Yorkshire
1,236 61.80 Compton, DenisDenis Compton Middlesex
1,331 60.50 Edrich, BillBill Edrich Middlesex
1,435 57.40 Crapp, JackJack Crapp Gloucestershire
2,404 57.23 Fagg, ArthurArthur Fagg Kent
1,855 54.55 Robertson, JackJack Robertson Middlesex
Qualification: 1,000 runs, 50.00 average.
Source: CricketArchive[1]

Bowling[edit]

Aggregate Average Player County
124 15.57 Gladwin, CliffCliff Gladwin Derbyshire
139 16.38 Muncer, LenLen Muncer Glamorgan
100 17.24 Pope, GeorgeGeorge Pope Derbyshire
163 17.47 Pritchard, TomTom Pritchard Warwickshire
129 17.62 Wardle, JohnnyJohnny Wardle Yorkshire
109 17.97 Bailey, JimJim Bailey Hampshire
Qualification: 100 wickets, 18.00 average.
Source: CricketArchive[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Batting and Fielding in County Championship 1948 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-06-08. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b "Bowling in County Championship 1948 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-06-08. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Engel, Matthew (2004). Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004, pages 493-494. John Wisden & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-947766-83-9. 
  4. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter (1983). The Hamlyn A-Z of Cricket Records. Hamlyn Publishing Group. ISBN 0-600-34667-6.