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Cricket: Counties and the County Championship

Team names

Derbyshire Click to show or hide the answer
Durham Click to show or hide the answer
Essex Click to show or hide the answer
Glamorgan Click to show or hide the answer
Gloucestershire Click to show or hide the answer
Hampshire Click to show or hide the answer
Kent Click to show or hide the answer
Lancashire Click to show or hide the answer
Leicestershire Click to show or hide the answer
Middlesex Click to show or hide the answer
Northamptonshire Click to show or hide the answer
Nottinghamshire Click to show or hide the answer
Somerset Click to show or hide the answer
Surrey Click to show or hide the answer
Sussex Click to show or hide the answer
Warwickshire Click to show or hide the answer
Worcestershire Click to show or hide the answer
Yorkshire Click to show or hide the answer

The County Championship

County Championship first officially contested Click to show or hide the answer
Second division formed Click to show or hide the answer
Points for a win (also 7 for a tie and 4 for a draw) Click to show or hide the answer
Number of overs that count for bonus points (first innings only) Click to show or hide the answer

Bonus points:

  0 1 2 4 5
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Bowling Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

As you'll no doubt have worked out if you've seen the answers (assuming you didn't already know), it's one batting point for every 50 runs over 199 and one bowling point for every three wickets over two (or part thereof, in each case).

Number of overs (of the first innings) for which bonus points are awarded Click to show or hide the answer
Maximum number of points for a win – 14 + 5 (batting) + 3 (bowling) Click to show or hide the answer

The County Championship – by county

Counties that have never won the Championship Click to show or hide the answer
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Gloucestershire were named as Champion County in 1874, 1876 and 1877; they also shared the title (with Nottinghamswhire) in 1873. This was before the formation of the County Championship, when the unofficial title of Champion County was awarded by consensus of the press and other interested parties.

1936 champions – the only county to have won it once and only once (as of 2017) Click to show or hide the answer
18th county to join the Championship (1992); won it for the first time in 2008, and also in 2009 and 2013 Click to show or hide the answer
Brian Lara's 501 not out was scored in 1994 against
Won the Championship for the seventh time in 2017; the first six were all between 1979 and 1992 Click to show or hide the answer
Joined the Championship 1921 – the last to do so before Durham in 1992; winners in 1948, 1969 and 1997 Click to show or hide the answer
W. G. Grace's county; the only one of the original (1890) eight that has never won the Championship Click to show or hide the answer
John Arlott's county; two Championship wins, 1961 and 1973 Click to show or hide the answer
Won the Championship six times, but only twice since World War I (1970, 1978) Click to show or hide the answer
Won the Championship three times in a row, 1926–8; only county apart from Yorkshire and Surrey to do so; last of seven outright wins, prior to 2011, was in 1934; shared with Surrey 1950 Click to show or hide the answer
Three wins: 1975, 1996, 1998. First winners of the Benson & Hedges Cup (1972) Click to show or hide the answer
Won (outright) for the 11th time in 2016 – only Yorkshire and Surrey have won more times; also involved in two of the three ties; six outright wins, and one share, came between 1976 and 1993 Click to show or hide the answer
16th to join the Championship (1901) and has never won it; won the inaugural Second Division title, 2000 Click to show or hide the answer
Won the Championship for the fifth time, and the first since 1989, in 2005; lost it (to Essex) by just 4 runs in 1984 Click to show or hide the answer
Before the formation of the County Championship, were named as Champion County eight times between 1865 and 1886; also shared it six times between 1868 and 1889
First to join the original eight, 1891; but has never won the Championship Click to show or hide the answer
Won the Championship for five of its first six years, 1890–5; seven times in a row, 1952–58; more wins (18) than any other county except Yorkshire; awarded a 5 point penalty for ball tampering, 2005, resulting in relegation; emblem (of the cricket club, not the county) is the Prince of Wales's feathers Click to show or hide the answer
Won the first one–day trophy (Gillette Cup, 1963; also won it in 1964); won the Championship for the first time in 2003, also in 2006 and 2007 Click to show or hide the answer
Last of seven wins was in 2012; winners of the inaugural Clydesdale Bank 40 (2010) Click to show or hide the answer
15th to join the Championship, 1899; won it for the first time 1964 (5 times to 2006, latest 1989) Click to show or hide the answer
Won the County Championship most times (2015 was their 32nd, plus one shared); includes three times in a row, 1966–68, but didn't win again until 2001 Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Ian Botham's counties (in chronological order) Click to show or hide the answer
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Shane Warne's county (2000–7) Click to show or hide the answer

© Haydn Thompson 2017