Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Class May Be Permanent But Form Wins You Championships



So the 2012 campaign is about to get underway; two jumpers a must at this time of year. A chilly county cricketer hit the nail on the head on twitter last week when he moaned: "love it when it's the first day of the season and I'm scraping ice off my car!" At The Middle Stump we are not worried about the cold, we are going to look back at last season and the players that were on fire!

This is a quick look at last season's run getters and wicket takers in Division 1 of the 2011 County Championship. In batting order, of course.


1. ME Trescothick
    Somerset
   
    Innings- 23  
    Runs- 1673
    Average- 79.66
    Highest Score- 227

2. EC Joyce
    Sussex

    Innings- 29
    Runs – 1269
    Average- 45.32
    Highest Score- 140

3. AD Hales
    Nottinghamshire

    Innings- 22
    Runs- 1023
    Average- 51.15
    Highest Score- 184

4. NRD Compton
    Somerset

    Innings- 22
    Runs- 1010
    Average- 56.11
    Highest Score- 254*

5. DM Benkenstein
    Durham
   
    Innings-26
    Runs-1353
    Average- 61.5
    Highest Score- 150
 
6. JM Bairstow (WK)
    Yorkshire

    Innings- 24
    Runs- 1015
    Average- 46.13
    Highest Score- 205
    Catches/Stumpings 43/0

7. SR Patel
    Nottinghamshire

    Overs- 265.4
    Wickets- 31
    Runs- 798
    Average- 25.74

8. CR Woakes
   Warwickshire

    Overs- 406.4
    Wickets- 56
    Runs- 1220
    Average- 21.78


9. S C Kerrigan
    Lancashire

    Overs- 183
    Wickets- 24
    Runs- 437
    Average- 18.2

10. KW Hogg
      Lancashire

      Overs- 309
      Wickets- 50
      Runs- 940
      Average- 18.8

11. G Chapple
      Lancashire

     Overs- 412.4
     Wickets- 55
     Runs- 1090
     Average- 19.81

A team blending greenness with experience, young with old. A team with a handful of England caps and surely a lot more to come. There are a lot of runs in that side and a lot of wickets! Will the same players prosper this season? What are your thoughts?

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