2008 County Championship

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2008 County Championship
Administrator(s) England and Wales Cricket Board
Cricket format First-class cricket (4 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Durham (1st title)
Participants 18
Matches played 144
Most runs Murray Goodwin
(1,343 for Sussex)[1]
Most wickets James Tomlinson
(67 for Hampshire)[2]
2007
2009

The 2008 County Championship season, known as the LV County Championship for sponsorship reasons, was contested through two divisions: Division One and Division Two. Each team plays all the others in their division both home and away. The top two teams from Division Two are promoted to the first division for 2009, while the bottom two sides from Division 1 are relegated.

Teams in the County Championship 2008:

Division One Division Two
Durham Derbyshire
Hampshire Essex
Kent Glamorgan
Lancashire Gloucestershire
Nottinghamshire Leicestershire
Somerset Middlesex
Surrey Northamptonshire
Sussex Warwickshire
Yorkshire Worcestershire
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Team promoted from Division Two
Team relegated from Division One

Division One[edit]

Standings[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
L
Tie
D
Aban
Bat
Bowl
Deduct
Pts
Promoted / Relegated
1 Durham 16 6 3 0 6 1 37 41 0 190 Winners of Championship
2 Nottinghamshire 16 5 3 0 7 1 37 43 0 182
3 Hampshire 16 5 4 0 7 0 33 47 0 178
4 Somerset 16 3 2 0 11 0 44 44 0 174
5 Lancashire 16 5 2 0 8 1 24 40 0 170
6 Sussex 16 2 2 0 12 0 45 38 0 159
7 Yorkshire 16 2 5 0 9 0 50 45 0 159
8 Kent 16 4 6 0 6 0 30 44 0 154 Relegated to
Championship Division 2
9 Surrey 16 0 5 0 10 1 45 36 1 124

Source: ,[3][4]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd fewest defeats
P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; L = Matches lost; Tie = Matches tied; D = Matches drawn; Aban = Matches abandoned; Deduct = Points deducted; Pts = Points

Division two[edit]

Standings[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
L
Tie
D
Aban
Bat
Bowl
Deduct
Pts
Promoted / Relegated
1 Warwickshire 16 5 0 0 11 0 53 46 0 213 Promoted to
Championship Division 1
2 Worcestershire 16 6 2 0 7 1 40 45 5 196
3 Middlesex 16 4 5 0 7 0 46 45 0 175
4 Northamptonshire 16 3 3 0 10 0 52 35 0 169
5 Essex 16 5 6 0 5 0 36 45 3 168
6 Derbyshire 16 4 3 0 9 0 33 46 4 167
7 Leicestershire 16 3 4 0 9 0 29 43 0 150
8 Glamorgan 16 3 5 0 7 1 26 36 0 136
9 Gloucestershire 16 0 5 0 11 0 42 38 2 122

Source: ,[5][6]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd fewest defeats
P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; L = Matches lost; Tie = Matches tied; D = Matches drawn; Aban = Matches abandoned; Deduct = Points deducted; Pts = Points

Records[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
1343 58.39 Murray Goodwin Sussex
1302 56.60 Hylton Ackerman Leicestershire
1292 56.17 Jacques Rudolph Yorkshire
1288 53.66 Stephen Moore Worcestershire
1258 46.59 Marcus Trescothick Somerset
1240 62.00 Jonathan Trott Warwickshire
1235 61.75 Mark Ramprakash Surrey
1232 56.00 Chris Rogers Derbyshire
1162 64.55 Ravi Bopara Essex
1150 47.91 Martin van Jaarsveld Kent
Source:[1]
Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
67 24.76 James Tomlinson Hampshire
64 26.43 Tim Murtagh Middlesex
62 30.41 Adil Rashid Yorkshire
60 22.35 Steve Harmison Durham
59 18.74 Kabir Ali Worcestershire
58 28.67 Charlie Shreck Nottinghamshire
57 27.14 Graham Wagg Derbyshire
55 22.50 Charl Langeveldt Derbyshire
55 26.05 Robbie Joseph Kent
50 19.62 Callum Thorp Durham
Source:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Batting and Fielding in LV County Championship 2008 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Bowling in LV County Championship 2008 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "County Championship Division One". BBC Sport. 11 April 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "County Championship Division One 2008 / Points table". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "County Champsionship Division Two". BBC Sport. 11 April 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "County Championship Division Two 2008 / Points table". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 

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