Points Table

Points table for matches completed by 21 May 2014

Middlesex 6 4 2 0 0 0 90
Yorkshire 5 2 1 0 2 0 71
Sussex 5 2 1 0 2 0 68
Nottinghamshire 5 2 2 0 1 0 64
Warwickshire 5 2 2 0 1 0 60
Somerset 4 1 0 0 3 0 51
Lancashire 5 1 2 0 2 0 43
Durham 4 0 0 0 4 0 42
Northamptonshire 5 0 4 0 1 0 22
MIDDX 6 4 2 0 0 90 0.0
YORKS 5 2 1 0 2 71 0.0
SSSX 5 2 1 0 2 68 0.0
NOTTS 5 2 2 0 1 64 0.0
WARKS 5 2 2 0 1 60 0.0
SOMST 4 1 0 0 3 51 0.0
LANCS 5 1 2 0 2 43 0.0
DURHM 4 0 0 0 4 42 0.0
NTHNT 5 0 4 0 1 22 0.0

Points by match:

9 Apr 2014 Notts 21 Lancashire 3 Table | Match

Sussex 23 Middlesex 1 Match
16 Apr 2014 Sussex 20 Warwickshire 3 Table | Match

Middlesex 23 Notts 4 Match

Northants 11 Durham 11 Match

Yorkshire 11 Somerset 9 Match
23 Apr 2014 Yorkshire 23 Northants 2 Table | Match

Durham 11 Somerset 8 Match

Warwickshire 11 Lancashire 9 Match
29 Apr 2014 Warwickshire 21 Notts 3 Table | Match
30 Apr 2014 Middlesex 19 Yorkshire 3 Table | Match

Lancashire 19 Northants 3 Match

Somerset 22 Sussex 3 Match
6 May 2014 Warwickshire 22 Middlesex 2 Table | Match
7 May 2014 Yorkshire 11 Durham 9 Table | Match

Sussex 10 Lancashire 8 Match

Somerset 12 Notts 12 Match
13 May 2014 Yorkshire 23 Warwickshire 3 Table | Match
14 May 2014 Sussex 12 Durham 11 Table | Match

Middlesex 22 Lancashire 4 Match

Notts 24 Northants 3 Match
21 May 2014 Middlesex 23 Northants 3 Table | Match

* Middlesex were deducted two points for a slow over-rate 9/4/2014

21.2 Scoring of Points - LV= County Championship

21.2.1 For a win, 16 points, plus any points scored in the first innings.

21.2.2 In a tie, each side to score 8 points, plus any points scored in the first innings.

21.2.3 In a drawn match, each side to score 5 points, plus any points scored in the first innings (see also paragraph 21.2.6).

21.2.4 If the scores are equal in a drawn match, the side batting in the fourth innings to score 8 points plus any points scored in the first innings, and the opposing side to score 3 points plus any points scored in the first innings.

21.2.5 First Innings Points (awarded only for performances in the first 110 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 110 overs in their first innings, or completed their first innings before they had faced 110 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 110 overs or more in their first innings, or had previously completed their first innings after they had faced 110 overs, those penalty runs will not be considered as counting towards the total as far as the award of bonus points is concerned.

21.2.6 If a match is abandoned without a ball being bowled, each side to score 5 points.

21.2.7 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.

Promotions and Relegation

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.