1998 AXA League

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1998 AXA League
Administrator(s) England and Wales Cricket Board
Cricket format Limited overs cricket
(40 overs per innings)
Tournament format(s) League
Champions Lancashire (4th title)
Participants 18
Matches played 153
Most runs 650 Mal Loye (Northamptonshire)
Most wickets 25 James Kirtley (Sussex)
1997
1999

The 1998 AXA League was the thirtieth competing of English cricket’s Sunday League. The competition was won for the fourth time by Lancashire County Cricket Club.

This was the last season in which all the first-class counties competed in a single league. For the 1999 season, the counties would be divided into a First and Second Division of nine teams each. The top nine teams at the end of this season were placed in the First Division, and the bottom nine in the Second Division.

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W T L NR A Pts NRR
Lancashire (C) 17 12 0 2 1 2 54 12.184
Warwickshire 17 9 0 5 1 2 42 4.237
Essex 17 9 1 5 1 1 42 1.275
Leicestershire 17 9 0 6 1 1 40 15.138
Kent 17 8 0 6 3 0 38 3.323
Gloucestershire 17 7 0 6 2 2 36 -1.659
Worcestershire 17 7 1 6 2 1 36 -4.604
Hampshire 17 8 0 8 1 0 34 0.838
Yorkshire 17 8 0 8 1 0 34 -2.477
Glamorgan 17 7 0 8 0 2 32 -0.098
Nottinghamshire 17 7 1 8 0 1 32 -0.675
Middlesex 17 7 0 8 0 2 32 -4.907
Northamptonshire 17 6 1 7 1 2 32 2.805
Somerset 17 6 1 8 1 1 30 -0.102
Derbyshire 17 6 0 8 0 3 30 -5.101
Sussex 17 6 0 9 1 1 28 -3.591
Durham 17 4 1 9 1 2 24 -7.9
Surrey 17 3 0 12 1 1 16 -8.176
Team marked  (C)  finished as champions.

Source: CricketArchive[1]

Key
Qualified for National League First Division for the 1999 season
Qualified for National League Second Division for the 1999 season

Batting averages[edit]

Bowling averages[edit]

See also[edit]

Sunday League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AXA League 1998 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-01-29. (subscription required (help)).