1971 John Player League

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1971 John Player League
Administrator(s) Test and County Cricket Board
Cricket format Limited overs cricket
(40 overs per innings)
Tournament format(s) League
Champions Worcestershire (1st title)
Participants 17
Matches played 136
Most runs 650 Michael Buss (Sussex)
Most wickets 33 Keith Boyce (Essex)/Lawrence Williams (Glamorgan)
1970
1972

The 1971 John Player League was the third competing of what was generally known as the Sunday League. The competition was won for the first time by Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W T L N/R A Pts R/R
Worcestershire 16 11 0 5 0 0 44 4.522
Essex 16 11 0 5 0 0 44 4.519
Lancashire 16 10 0 6 0 0 40 4.575
Leicestershire 16 10 0 6 0 0 40 4.335
Somerset 16 9 0 5 1 1 38 4.436
Hampshire 16 9 0 7 0 0 36 4.366
Sussex 16 8 0 8 0 0 32 4.704
Kent 16 8 0 8 0 0 32 4.435
Surrey 16 8 0 8 0 0 32 4.056
Glamorgan 16 7 0 7 2 0 30 4.287
Derbyshire 16 7 0 8 1 0 29 4.111
Nottinghamshire 16 6 0 9 0 1 25 4.365
Middlesex 16 6 0 10 0 0 24 4.721
Northamptonshire 16 6 0 10 0 0 24 4.137
Yorkshire 16 5 0 9 0 2 22 4.347
Gloucestershire 16 5 0 9 0 2 22 4.052
Warwickshire 16 5 0 11 0 0 20 4.695
Team marked  (C)  finished as champions.

Source: CricketArchive[1]

Batting averages[edit]

Player County Matches Innings Runs Average Highest Score 100s 50s
Barker, GordonGordon Barker Essex 12 11 449 56.12 87* 0 4
Headley, RonRon Headley Worcestershire 16 16 554 55.40 73* 0 5
Sobers, GarryGarry Sobers Nottinghamshire 14 14 587 53.36 116* 1 4
Boycott, GeoffreyGeoffrey Boycott Yorkshire 9 9 443 49.22 93 0 5
Close, BrianBrian Close Somerset 15 14 461 46.10 89* 0 3
Buss, MichaelMichael Buss Sussex 16 16 650 40.62 121 1 3
Buxton, IanIan Buxton Derbyshire 16 16 400 36.36 71* 0 2
Shepherd, JohnJohn Shepherd Kent 16 15 415 34.58 65 0 3
Qualification: 400 runs. Source: CricketArchive[2]

Bowling averages[edit]

Player County Balls Wickets Average Economy BBI 4wi 5wi
Underwood, DerekDerek Underwood Kent 529 24 12.00 3.26 4/25 3 0
Holder, VanburnVanburn Holder Worcestershire 697 32 12.18 3.35 4/17 2 0
Williams, LawrenceLawrence Williams Glamorgan 561 33 12.39 4.37 5/31 2 1
Boyce, KeithKeith Boyce Essex 730 33 12.69 3.44 8/26 2 1
Sainsbury, PeterPeter Sainsbury Hampshire 618 24 15.16 3.53 4/34 1 0
Hughes, DavidDavid Hughes Lancashire 636 24 15.58 3.52 4/29 1 0
Shepherd, JohnJohn Shepherd Kent 723 26 17.07 3.68 4/20 2 0
Turner, StuartStuart Turner Essex 627 24 17.58 4.03 4/29 2 0
Greig, TonyTony Greig Sussex 680 28 17.71 4.37 6/28 0 1
Spencer, TerryTerry Spencer Leicestershire 678 24 19.50 4.14 4/21 2 0
Qualification: 24 wickets. Source: CricketArchive[3]

See also[edit]

Sunday League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Player League 1971 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-01-18. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Batting and Fielding in John Player League 1971 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-01-18. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Bowling in John Player League 1971 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-01-18. (Subscription required (help)).