Points Table

Durham 16 6 3 0 6 1 190
Nottinghamshire 16 5 3 0 7 1 182
Hampshire 16 5 4 0 7 0 178
Somerset 16 3 2 0 11 0 174
Lancashire 16 5 2 0 8 1 170
Sussex 16 2 2 0 12 0 159
Yorkshire 16 2 5 0 9 0 159
Kent 16 4 6 0 6 0 154
Surrey 16 0 5 0 10 1 124
DURHM 16 6 3 0 6 190 0.0
NOTTS 16 5 3 0 7 182 0.0
HANTS 16 5 4 0 7 178 0.0
SOMST 16 3 2 0 11 174 0.0
LANCS 16 5 2 0 8 170 0.0
SSSX 16 2 2 0 12 159 0.0
YORKS 16 2 5 0 9 159 0.0
KENT 16 4 6 0 6 154 0.0
SURR 16 0 5 0 10 124 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 Kent 11 Hampshire 11 Table | Match

Notts 9 Durham 9 Match

Sussex 12 Somerset 10 Match

Yorkshire 12 Surrey 8 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 Durham 6 Lancashire 5 Table | Match

Sussex 8 Yorkshire 7 Match

Notts 7 Somerset 6 Match
7 Sep 2008 Kent 7 Surrey 7 Table | Match
12 Sep 2008 Hampshire 22 Surrey 2 Table | Match

Durham 12 Somerset 7 Match
19 Sep 2008 Lancashire 17 Kent 4 Table | Match

Notts 22 Surrey 5 Match
20 Sep 2008 Yorkshire 12 Somerset 11 Table | Match

Durham 11 Sussex 10 Match
27 Sep 2008 Hampshire 18 Notts 4 Table | Match

Durham 22 Kent 3 Match

Yorkshire 12 Sussex 8 Match

Lancashire 18 Somerset 4 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.