1969 Player's County League

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1969 Player's County League
Administrator(s) Test and County Cricket Board
Cricket format Limited overs cricket
(40 overs per innings)
Tournament format(s) League
Champions Lancashire (1st title)
Participants 17
Matches played 136
Most runs 517 Michael Smith (Middlesex)
Most wickets 29 Ray East (Essex)
1970

The 1969 Player's County League was the first competing of what was colloquially known as the Sunday League. The second one-day league in England and Wales, it consisted of the seventeen first-class counties playing each other on Sunday afternoons throughout the season. The competition was won by Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W T L N/R A Pts R/R
Lancashire (C) 16 12 0 3 0 1 49 4.217
Hampshire 16 12 0 4 0 0 48 4.142
Essex 16 11 0 4 1 0 45 4.305
Kent 16 9 1 6 0 0 38 3.948
Surrey 16 9 0 6 1 0 37 3.762
Gloucestershire 16 8 0 8 0 0 32 3.690
Middlesex 16 7 0 7 0 2 30 4.181
Yorkshire 16 7 0 7 0 2 30 3.958
Warwickshire 16 6 0 6 0 4 28 3.959
Glamorgan 16 7 0 9 0 0 28 3.619
Leicestershire 16 6 0 7 0 3 27 4.086
Worcestershire 16 6 0 7 1 2 27 3.956
Nottinghamshire 16 5 1 9 0 1 23 4.142
Northamptonshire 16 5 0 9 1 1 22 3.988
Derbyshire 16 5 0 10 0 1 21 3.852
Somerset 16 5 0 10 0 1 21 3.635
Sussex 16 3 0 11 2 0 14 4.193
Team marked  (C)  finished as champions.

Source: CricketArchive[1]

Batting averages[edit]

Player County Matches Innings Runs Average Highest Score 100s 50s
Chappell, GregGreg Chappell Somerset 15 15 456 38.00 128* 1 2
Smith, MichaelMichael Smith Middlesex 14 14 517 36.92 103 1 4
Pilling, HarryHarry Pilling Lancashire 15 15 405 33.75 76* 0 5
Richards, BarryBarry Richards Hampshire 13 13 405 33.75 85* 0 3
Bolus, BrianBrian Bolus Nottinghamshire 15 15 462 33.00 86 0 4
Luckhurst, BrianBrian Luckhurst Kent 16 16 424 30.28 76 0 3
Qualification: 400 runs. Source: CricketArchive[2]

Bowling averages[edit]

Player County Balls Wickets Average Economy BBI 4wi 5wi
Boyce, KeithKeith Boyce Essex 708 26 12.00 2.54 3/15 0 0
Sainsbury, PeterPeter Sainsbury Hampshire 644 28 13.96 3.64 4/23 2 0
Turner, StuartStuart Turner Essex 639 27 14.85 3.76 4/14 1 0
Higgs, KenKen Higgs Lancashire 673 26 15.23 3.53 4/22 1 0
East, RayRay East Essex 660 29 15.24 4.01 6/18 0 2
White, ButchButch White Hampshire 698 26 17.92 4.00 5/31 1 1
Qualification: 25 wickets. Source: CricketArchive[3]

See also[edit]

Sunday League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player's County League 1969 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-09-12. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Batting and Fielding in Player's County League 1969 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-09-12. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Bowling in Player's County League 1969 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-09-12. (subscription required (help)).