Points Table

Kent 16 8 3 0 5 0 219
Essex 16 6 3 0 7 0 194
Northamptonshire 16 6 4 0 6 0 193
Gloucestershire 16 6 6 0 4 0 185
Glamorgan 16 2 2 0 12 0 175
Derbyshire 16 2 3 0 11 0 172
Surrey 16 1 4 0 11 0 148
Middlesex 16 2 7 0 7 0 140
Leicestershire 16 2 3 0 11 0 138
KENT 16 8 3 0 5 219 0.0
ESSEX 16 6 3 0 7 194 0.0
NTHNT 16 6 4 0 6 193 0.0
GLOUC 16 6 6 0 4 185 0.0
GLAM 16 2 2 0 12 175 0.0
DERBS 16 2 3 0 11 172 0.0
SURR 16 1 4 0 11 148 0.0
MIDDX 16 2 7 0 7 140 0.0
LEICS 16 2 3 0 11 138 0.0

Points by match:

18 Apr 2009 Northants 11 Leics 7 Table | Match

Derbyshire 10 Essex 7 Match

Gloucs 10 Surrey 7 Match
23 Apr 2009 Essex 17 Gloucs 3 Table | Match
24 Apr 2009 Kent 11 Northants 10 Table | Match
25 Apr 2009 Derbyshire 19 Surrey 3 Table | Match

Middlesex 11 Glamorgan 11 Match
1 May 2009 Gloucs 19 Northants 3 Table | Match

Glamorgan 12 Derbyshire 7 Match

Middlesex 12 Leics 8 Match
2 May 2009 Kent 18 Essex 7 Table | Match
9 May 2009 Gloucs 21 Leics 2 Table | Match

Kent 19 Glamorgan 6 Match

Middlesex 11 Surrey 10 Match

Northants 21 Essex 4 Match
9 Jun 2009 Leics 9 Kent 9 Table | Match

Middlesex 9 Essex 7 Match

Gloucs 11 Derbyshire 10 Match

Surrey 11 Glamorgan 9 Match
14 Jun 2009 Surrey 21 Northants 3 Table | Match

Derbyshire 10 Glamorgan 10 Match
19 Jun 2009 Surrey 10 Leics 7 Table | Match

Essex 19 Kent 3 Match

Glamorgan 9 Northants 8 Match
20 Jun 2009 Gloucs 20 Middlesex 3 Table | Match
3 Jul 2009 Kent 18 Gloucs 3 Table | Match

Middlesex 10 Surrey 10 Match

Leics 12 Derbyshire 11 Match
10 Jul 2009 Glamorgan 12 Essex 7 Table | Match

Derbyshire 12 Northants 11 Match
12 Jul 2009 Leics 18 Middlesex 3 Table | Match
13 Jul 2009 Kent 12 Surrey 9 Table | Match
15 Jul 2009 Derbyshire 20 Gloucs 3 Table | Match
18 Jul 2009 Kent 22 Glamorgan 4 Table | Match

Surrey 11 Essex 10 Match
22 Jul 2009 Northants 18 Gloucs 3 Table | Match
24 Jul 2009 Essex 12 Leics 7 Table | Match

Derbyshire 8 Middlesex 8 Match
3 Aug 2009 Northants 19 Middlesex 7 Table | Match

Kent 19 Derbyshire 6 Match

Gloucs 11 Glamorgan 11 Match

Surrey 10 Leics 8 Match
7 Aug 2009 Middlesex 17 Kent 3 Table | Match
8 Aug 2009 Gloucs 21 Essex 5 Table | Match

Glamorgan 21 Leics 5 Match
9 Aug 2009 Surrey 11 Derbyshire 10 Table | Match
14 Aug 2009 Essex 19 Middlesex 7 Table | Match

Derbyshire 12 Leics 6 Match

Kent 18 Northants 4 Match
21 Aug 2009 Northants 18 Derbyshire 5 Table | Match
22 Aug 2009 Glamorgan 18 Middlesex 3 Table | Match

Essex 21 Surrey 6 Match

Leics 21 Gloucs 3 Match
29 Aug 2009 Northants 11 Glamorgan 11 Table | Match

Essex 11 Leics 9 Match
30 Aug 2009 Middlesex 20 Gloucs 4 Table | Match
31 Aug 2009 Kent 22 Surrey 7 Table | Match
4 Sep 2009 Northants 18 Middlesex 5 Table | Match
5 Sep 2009 Gloucs 22 Surrey 2 Table | Match

Leics 9 Glamorgan 8 Match

Derbyshire 12 Kent 7 Match
12 Sep 2009 Northants 12 Surrey 10 Table | Match

Kent 22 Middlesex 5 Match
13 Sep 2009 Glamorgan 10 Essex 9 Table | Match
18 Sep 2009 Derbyshire 12 Middlesex 9 Table | Match

Kent 12 Leics 7 Match

Essex 19 Northants 4 Match
19 Sep 2009 Glamorgan 12 Gloucs 9 Table | Match
25 Sep 2009 Gloucs 22 Kent 4 Table | Match

Northants 22 Leics 3 Match
26 Sep 2009 Essex 20 Derbyshire 8 Table | Match

Glamorgan 11 Surrey 10 Match

Essex docked 1 point 11-14 Aug

Scoring of Points

38.1.1 For a win, 14 points, plus any points scored in the first innings.

38.1.2 In a tie, each side to score seven points, plus any points scored in the first innings.

38.1.3 In a drawn match, each side to score four points, plus any points scored in the first innings (see also paragraph 38.1.6).

38.1.4 If the scores are equal in a drawn match, the side batting in the fourth innings to score seven points plus any points scored in the first innings, and the opposing side to score four points plus any points scored in the first innings.

38.1.5 First Innings Points (awarded only for performances in the first 120 overs of each first innings and retained whatever the result of the match).

(a) A maximum of five batting points to be available as under:
200 to 249 runs - 1 point
250 to 299 runs - 2 points
300 to 349 runs - 3 points
350 to 399 runs - 4 points
400 runs or over. - 5 points

(b) A maximum of three bowling points to be available as under:
3 to 5 wickets taken - 1 point
6 to 8 wickets taken - 2 points
9 to 10 wickets taken - 3 points

For the avoidance of doubt, "wickets taken" shall relate exclusively to batsmen dismissed under Laws 30 to 39 inclusive and to batsmen retired out.

If penalty runs are awarded to a team which at that time had faced less than 120 overs in their first innings, or completed their first innings before they had faced 120 overs, those penalty runs will be considered as counting towards the total as far as the award of bonus points is concerned.

If penalty runs are awarded to a team which had already faced 120 overs or more in their first innings, or had previously completed their first innings after they had faced 120 overs, those penalty runs will not be considered as counting towards the total as far as the award of bonus points is concerned.

38.1.6 If a match is abandoned without a ball being bowled, each side to score four points.

38.1.7 The side which has the highest aggregate of points gained at the end of the season shall be the Champion County of their respective Division. Should any sides in the Championship table be equal on points, the following tie-breakers will be applied in the order stated: most wins, fewest losses, team achieving most points in contests between teams level on points, most wickets taken, most runs scored. At the end of the season, the top two teams from the Second Division will be promoted and the bottom two teams from the First Division will be relegated.