Points Table

Points table for matches completed by 7 Sep 2008

Nottinghamshire 14 4 2 0 7 1 156
Somerset 13 3 1 0 9 0 152
Kent 14 4 4 0 6 0 147
Durham 13 5 3 0 4 1 145
Sussex 14 2 2 0 10 0 141
Hampshire 14 3 4 0 7 0 138
Lancashire 14 3 2 0 8 1 135
Yorkshire 14 2 5 0 7 0 135
Surrey 14 0 3 0 10 1 117
NOTTS 14 4 2 0 7 156 0.0
SOMST 13 3 1 0 9 152 0.0
KENT 14 4 4 0 6 147 0.0
DURHM 13 5 3 0 4 145 0.0
SSSX 14 2 2 0 10 141 0.0
HANTS 14 3 4 0 7 138 0.0
LANCS 14 3 2 0 8 135 0.0
YORKS 14 2 5 0 7 135 0.0
SURR 14 0 3 0 10 117 0.0

Points by match:

19 Apr 2008 Surrey 11 Lancashire 6 Table | Match

Hampshire 10 Sussex 9 Match

Notts 22 Kent 3 Match
26 Apr 2008 Lancashire 8 Somerset 8 Table | Match

Sussex 10 Kent 8 Match

Yorkshire 21 Hampshire 3 Match

Durham 8 Surrey 7 Match
3 May 2008 Notts 12 Yorkshire 9 Table | Match

Surrey 11 Sussex 10 Match
9 May 2008 Lancashire 17 Durham 3 Table | Match
10 May 2008 Kent 18 Notts 4 Table | Match

Hampshire 11 Somerset 7 Match
16 May 2008 Notts 18 Lancashire 3 Table | Match

Durham 22 Yorkshire 3 Match
17 May 2008 Surrey 9 Hampshire 8 Table | Match

Somerset 12 Sussex 7 Match
23 May 2008 Sussex 19 Notts 5 Table | Match
24 May 2008 Somerset 18 Kent 5 Table | Match

Surrey 11 Yorkshire 11 Match
1 Jun 2008 Durham 20 Sussex 4 Table | Match
2 Jun 2008 Kent 12 Hampshire 7 Table | Match

Somerset 22 Surrey 6 Match

Lancashire 12 Yorkshire 9 Match
9 Jun 2008 Yorkshire 21 Somerset 5 Table | Match

Hampshire 18 Durham 4 Match

Kent 10 Sussex 9 Match

Lancashire 11 Notts 9 Match
1 Jul 2008 Durham 20 Yorkshire 3 Table | Match
2 Jul 2008 Kent 18 Surrey 7 Table | Match

Notts 21 Hampshire 5 Match

Lancashire 21 Sussex 5 Match
14 Jul 2008 Surrey 11 Notts 7 Table | Match

Somerset 11 Durham 8 Match

Kent 22 Yorkshire 8 Match

Lancashire 19 Hampshire 6 Match
19 Jul 2008 Sussex 22 Hampshire 5 Table | Match

Durham 21 Surrey 4 Match

Somerset 22 Kent 4 Match
25 Jul 2008 Notts 18 Yorkshire 3 Table | Match

Lancashire 11 Hampshire 9 Match
2 Aug 2008 Notts 9 Durham 9 Table | Match

Sussex 12 Somerset 10 Match

Yorkshire 12 Surrey 8 Match

Kent 11 Hampshire 11 Match
8 Aug 2008 Hampshire 18 Yorkshire 4 Table | Match

Durham 17 Kent 3 Match
9 Aug 2008 Sussex 10 Lancashire 8 Table | Match

Notts 8 Somerset 7 Match
15 Aug 2008 Yorkshire 12 Lancashire 7 Table | Match

Durham 4 Notts 4 Match

Somerset 12 Surrey 10 Match
22 Aug 2008 Somerset 12 Hampshire 10 Table | Match
23 Aug 2008 Kent 19 Lancashire 3 Table | Match

Surrey 11 Sussex 8 Match
29 Aug 2008 Hampshire 17 Durham 3 Table | Match
30 Aug 2008 Lancashire 4 Surrey 4 Table | Match

Notts 12 Sussex 8 Match

Yorkshire 12 Kent 7 Match
6 Sep 2008 Sussex 8 Yorkshire 7 Table | Match

Notts 7 Somerset 6 Match

Durham 6 Lancashire 5 Match
7 Sep 2008 Kent 7 Surrey 7 Table | Match

The following is extracted from the 2008 First Class Regulations and Playing Conditions

Section 38.1 - 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 130 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 130 overs in their first innings, or completed their first innings before they had faced 130 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 130 overs or more in their first innings, or had previously completed their first innings after they had faced 130 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.