Points Table

Points table for matches completed by 18 Sep 2009

Durham 15 8 0 0 7 0 228
Somerset 15 3 1 0 11 0 174
Nottinghamshire 15 3 2 0 10 0 173
Warwickshire 15 3 2 0 10 0 171
Hampshire 15 3 3 0 9 0 158
Lancashire 15 3 2 0 10 0 154
Yorkshire 14 1 2 0 11 0 136
Sussex 14 2 4 0 8 0 132
Worcestershire 14 0 10 0 4 0 73
DURHM 15 8 0 0 7 228 0.0
SOMST 15 3 1 0 11 174 0.0
NOTTS 15 3 2 0 10 173 0.0
WARKS 15 3 2 0 10 171 0.0
HANTS 15 3 3 0 9 158 0.0
LANCS 15 3 2 0 10 154 0.0
YORKS 14 1 2 0 11 136 0.0
SSSX 14 2 4 0 8 132 0.0
WORCS 14 0 10 0 4 73 0.0

Points by match:

17 Apr 2009 Hampshire 15 Worcs 3 Table | Match
18 Apr 2009 Somerset 12 Warwickshire 10 Table | Match
24 Apr 2009 Lancashire 19 Sussex 5 Table | Match

Notts 21 Worcs 5 Match
25 Apr 2009 Durham 11 Yorkshire 9 Table | Match

Warwickshire 12 Hampshire 9 Match
1 May 2009 Durham 12 Somerset 6 Table | Match

Worcs 10 Yorkshire 9 Match
2 May 2009 Notts 11 Lancashire 7 Table | Match

Hampshire 11 Sussex 9 Match
8 May 2009 Lancashire 20 Worcs 3 Table | Match
9 May 2009 Yorkshire 11 Warwickshire 9 Table | Match

Sussex 11 Durham 11 Match

Notts 19 Somerset 3 Match
8 Jun 2009 Durham 20 Hampshire 3 Table | Match
9 Jun 2009 Yorkshire 8 Sussex 8 Table | Match

Somerset 10 Lancashire 9 Match

Warwickshire 11 Notts 11 Match
13 Jun 2009 Durham 18 Lancashire 3 Table | Match
14 Jun 2009 Somerset 18 Yorkshire 5 Table | Match

Sussex 22 Worcs 4 Match

Notts 20 Hampshire 5 Match
19 Jun 2009 Yorkshire 12 Worcs 11 Table | Match

Durham 22 Warwickshire 4 Match

Somerset 21 Sussex 3 Match
20 Jun 2009 Hampshire 20 Lancashire 4 Table | Match
3 Jul 2009 Notts 11 Lancashire 9 Table | Match

Durham 17 Worcs 3 Match

Somerset 20 Yorkshire 8 Match
10 Jul 2009 Sussex 12 Warwickshire 11 Table | Match
12 Jul 2009 Lancashire 17 Worcs 3 Table | Match
13 Jul 2009 Yorkshire 10 Durham 7 Table | Match

Somerset 12 Hampshire 8 Match
18 Jul 2009 Warwickshire 12 Lancashire 9 Table | Match

Durham 20 Notts 2 Match

Sussex 12 Hampshire 10 Match
24 Jul 2009 Hampshire 11 Warwickshire 11 Table | Match

Notts 11 Yorkshire 8 Match

Somerset 12 Worcs 7 Match
3 Aug 2009 Somerset 12 Notts 10 Table | Match

Lancashire 12 Yorkshire 5 Match

Durham 20 Sussex 2 Match

Warwickshire 20 Worcs 3 Match
8 Aug 2009 Notts 12 Sussex 8 Table | Match

Somerset 10 Warwickshire 8 Match
9 Aug 2009 Lancashire 12 Hampshire 8 Table | Match
13 Aug 2009 Sussex 18 Worcs 5 Table | Match
14 Aug 2009 Yorkshire 21 Hampshire 4 Table | Match

Notts 11 Warwickshire 8 Match

Lancashire 9 Durham 9 Match
21 Aug 2009 Durham 19 Warwickshire 3 Table | Match
22 Aug 2009 Hampshire 12 Notts 10 Table | Match

Somerset 10 Sussex 10 Match

Yorkshire 11 Lancashire 8 Match
28 Aug 2009 Worcs 10 Notts 8 Table | Match
29 Aug 2009 Yorkshire 10 Warwickshire 10 Table | Match
30 Aug 2009 Hampshire 11 Somerset 10 Table | Match
4 Sep 2009 Durham 9 Somerset 6 Table | Match
5 Sep 2009 Lancashire 8 Sussex 8 Table | Match

Warwickshire 22 Worcs 3 Match
6 Sep 2009 Notts 11 Yorkshire 9 Table | Match
11 Sep 2009 Hampshire 21 Worcs 3 Table | Match
12 Sep 2009 Durham 22 Notts 5 Table | Match

Warwickshire 20 Sussex 4 Match

Somerset 12 Lancashire 8 Match
18 Sep 2009 Durham 11 Hampshire 10 Table | Match

Hampshire docked 3 points 15-18 April
Durham docked 1 point 31 Jul - 3 Aug
Sussex docked 1 point 11-13 Aug
Somerset docked 1 point 1-4 Sep

Scoring of Points

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.