Points Table

Points table for matches completed by 9 Aug 2009

Durham 10 6 0 0 4 0 158
Somerset 11 3 1 0 7 0 136
Nottinghamshire 10 3 1 0 6 0 128
Lancashire 11 3 2 0 6 0 121
Warwickshire 10 1 1 0 8 0 108
Hampshire 10 2 2 0 6 0 100
Sussex 10 1 3 0 6 0 92
Yorkshire 10 0 2 0 8 0 85
Worcestershire 10 0 7 0 3 0 52
DURHM 10 6 0 0 4 158 0.0
SOMST 11 3 1 0 7 136 0.0
NOTTS 10 3 1 0 6 128 0.0
LANCS 11 3 2 0 6 121 0.0
WARKS 10 1 1 0 8 108 0.0
HANTS 10 2 2 0 6 100 0.0
SSSX 10 1 3 0 6 92 0.0
YORKS 10 0 2 0 8 85 0.0
WORCS 10 0 7 0 3 52 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 Notts 19 Somerset 3 Table | Match

Yorkshire 11 Warwickshire 9 Match

Sussex 11 Durham 11 Match
8 Jun 2009 Durham 20 Hampshire 3 Table | Match
9 Jun 2009 Somerset 10 Lancashire 9 Table | Match

Warwickshire 11 Notts 11 Match

Yorkshire 8 Sussex 8 Match
13 Jun 2009 Durham 18 Lancashire 3 Table | Match
14 Jun 2009 Notts 20 Hampshire 5 Table | Match

Somerset 18 Yorkshire 5 Match

Sussex 22 Worcs 4 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 Durham 17 Worcs 3 Table | Match

Somerset 20 Yorkshire 8 Match

Notts 11 Lancashire 9 Match
10 Jul 2009 Sussex 12 Warwickshire 11 Table | Match
12 Jul 2009 Lancashire 17 Worcs 3 Table | Match
13 Jul 2009 Somerset 12 Hampshire 8 Table | Match

Yorkshire 10 Durham 7 Match
18 Jul 2009 Warwickshire 12 Lancashire 9 Table | Match

Durham 20 Notts 2 Match

Sussex 12 Hampshire 10 Match
24 Jul 2009 Notts 11 Yorkshire 8 Table | Match

Somerset 12 Worcs 7 Match

Hampshire 11 Warwickshire 11 Match
3 Aug 2009 Warwickshire 20 Worcs 3 Table | Match

Somerset 12 Notts 10 Match

Lancashire 12 Yorkshire 5 Match

Durham 20 Sussex 2 Match
8 Aug 2009 Somerset 10 Warwickshire 8 Table | Match

Notts 12 Sussex 8 Match
9 Aug 2009 Lancashire 12 Hampshire 8 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.