2008 English cricket season

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2008 (2008) English cricket season
County Championship
ChampionsDurham
Runners-upNottinghamshire
Most runsMurray Goodwin (1,343)
Most wicketsJames Tomlinson (67)
Friends Provident Trophy
ChampionsEssex Eagles
Runners-upKent Spitfires
Most runsMartin van Jaarsveld (660)
Most wicketsYasir Arafat (24)
NatWest Pro40
ChampionsSussex Sharks
Runners-upHampshire Hawks
Most runsMarcus Trescothick (556)
Most wicketsJade Dernbach (24)
Twenty20 Cup
ChampionsMiddlesex Crusaders
Runners-upKent Spitfires
Most runsJoe Denly (451)
Most wicketsYasir Arafat (23)
PCA Player of the Year
Martin van Jaarsveld
Wisden Cricketers of the Year
James Anderson
Dale Benkenstein
Mark Boucher
Neil McKenzie
Claire Taylor
2007
2009

The 2008 English cricket season was the 109th in which the County Championship had been an official competition. Four regular tournaments were played: The LV County Championship (first-class), Friends Provident Trophy (50 Over), NatWest Pro40 League (40 Over) and the Twenty20 Cup (T20). All four tournaments featured the eighteen classic county cricket teams, although the Friends Provident Trophy also featured sides from Ireland and Scotland.

In the county championship, Durham won their first championship title by 8 points from Nottinghamshire. Kent and Surrey were the two sides to be relegated to Division Two, with Surrey failing to register a win for the first time since 1871. It completed a miserable season for Surrey, who also finished bottom of their Twenty20 Cup division and failed to progress from the group stage of the Friends Provident Trophy. Warwickshire and Worcestershire were the two sides promoted from Division Two.

In the other competitions, Essex won the Friend's Provident Trophy with a 5 wicket victory over Kent; Sussex claimed the Pro40 Division 1 title with a last ball six, leaving Hampshire runners up. Last year's champions Worcestershire had to beat Glamorgan in the play-off to retain their Division 1 status for next year, while Middlesex and Lancashire were relegated. Essex bounced back from relegation last season to win the Division 2 title and, with it, a place in the top division alongside runners-up Yorkshire. Middlesex won their first domestic title in 15 years in the Twenty20 Cup with a 3 run win over reigning champions Kent.

New Zealand toured England to compete in a test series which England won 2-0 and South Africa toured England to compete in a test series which South Africa won 2-1.[1]

Roll of honour[edit]

Test series

ODI series

Twenty20 Internationals

County Championship

Friends Provident Trophy

Pro40 (National League)

  • Division One winners: Sussex
  • Division Two winners: Essex

Twenty20 Cup

Minor Counties Championship

MCCA Knockout Trophy

Second XI Championship

Second XI Trophy

Test Series[edit]

South African tour[edit]

New Zealand tour[edit]

LV County Championship[edit]

Divisions[edit]

Division One Division Two
Durham Derbyshire
Hampshire Essex
Kent Glamorgan
Lancashire Gloucestershire
Nottinghamshire Leicestershire
Somerset Middlesex
Surrey Northamptonshire
Sussex Warwickshire
Yorkshire Worcestershire
Icon
Team promoted from Division Two
Team relegated from Division One

Division One Standings[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
L
Tie
D
Aban
Bat
Bowl
Deduct
Pts
Promoted / Relegated
1 Durham 16 6 3 0 6 1 37 41 0 190 Winners of Championship
2 Nottinghamshire 16 5 3 0 7 1 37 43 0 182
3 Hampshire 16 5 4 0 7 0 33 47 0 178
4 Somerset 16 3 2 0 11 0 44 44 0 174
5 Lancashire 16 5 2 0 8 1 24 40 0 170
6 Sussex 16 2 2 0 12 0 45 38 0 159
7 Yorkshire 16 2 5 0 9 0 50 45 0 159
8 Kent 16 4 6 0 6 0 30 44 0 154 Relegated to
Championship Division 2
9 Surrey 16 0 5 0 10 1 45 36 1 124

Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd fewest defeats
P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; L = Matches lost; Tie = Matches tied; D = Matches drawn; Aban = Matches abandoned; Deduct = Points deducted; Pts = Points

Division Two Standings[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
L
Tie
D
Aban
Bat
Bowl
Deduct
Pts
Promoted / Relegated
1 Warwickshire 16 5 0 0 11 0 53 46 0 213 Promoted to
Championship Division 1
2 Worcestershire 16 6 2 0 7 1 40 45 5 196
3 Middlesex 16 4 5 0 7 0 46 45 0 175
4 Northamptonshire 16 3 3 0 10 0 52 35 0 169
5 Essex 16 5 6 0 5 0 36 45 3 168
6 Derbyshire 16 4 3 0 9 0 33 46 4 167
7 Leicestershire 16 3 4 0 9 0 29 43 0 150
8 Glamorgan 16 3 5 0 7 1 26 36 0 136
9 Gloucestershire 16 0 5 0 11 0 42 38 2 122

Source: [3]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd fewest defeats
P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; L = Matches lost; Tie = Matches tied; D = Matches drawn; Aban = Matches abandoned; Deduct = Points deducted; Pts = Points

Friends Provident Trophy[edit]

Source: BBC Sport

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
4 June - Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
 
 
Nottingham Outlaws 188
 
4 July – Riverside, Chester-le-Street
 
Durham Dynamos 189/9
 
Kent Spitfires 301/4
 
4 June - County Ground, Bristol
 
Durham Dynamos 217
 
Gloucestershire Gladiators 201
 
17 August – Lord's Cricket Ground, London
 
Yorkshire Carnegie 205/4
 
Kent Spitfires 214
 
4 June - Grace Road, Leicester
 
Essex Eagles 215/5
 
Essex Eagles 350/5
 
5 July - County Ground, Chelmsford
 
Leicestershire Foxes 232
 
Essex Eagles 285/8
 
4 June–5 June - County Ground, Beckenham
 
Yorkshire Carnegie 198
 
Kent Spitfires 259/5
 
 
Somerset Sabres 222
 

Natwest Pro40[edit]

Source: BBC Sport

Worcestershire beat Glamorgan in the playoff match to retain their Division 1 status for the 2009 season.[4]

Twenty20 Cup[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
22 July - Riverside, Chester-le-Street
 
 
Durham Dynamos 163/8
 
26 July – The Rose Bowl, Southampton
 
Glamorgan Dragons 119
 
Durham Dynamos 138/6
 
8 July - The Oval, London
 
Middlesex Crusaders 141/2
 
Middlesex Crusaders 176/7
 
26 July – The Rose Bowl, Southampton
 
Lancashire Lightning 164/8
 
Middlesex Crusaders 187/6
 
7 July - Chelmsford
 
Kent Spitfires 184/5
 
Essex Eagles 192/9
 
26 July - The Rose Bowl, Southampton
 
Northamptonshire Steelbacks 115/7
 
Essex Eagles 159/8
 
9 July–10 July - Edgbaston, Birmingham
 
Kent Spitfires 173/7
 
Warwickshire Bears 133/8
 
 
Kent Spitfires 175/6
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TESTS, 2008". ESPN Cricinfo.
  2. ^ "County Championship Division One 2008 / Points table". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  3. ^ "County Championship Division Two 2008 / Points table". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 1 November 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Pro40 Playoff Match, Glamorgan v Worcestershire at Cardiff". 21 September 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2008.

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