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The 2015 County Championship season, known as the LV= County Championship for sponsorship reasons,[1] was the 116th cricket County Championship season. It was contested through two divisions: Division One and Division Two. Each team played all the others in their division both home and away.

2015 County Championship
Administrator(s)England and Wales Cricket Board
Cricket formatFirst-class cricket (4 days)
Tournament format(s)League system
ChampionsYorkshire
Participants18
Most runsJames Hildreth (1,390) (Div 1)
2014
2016

Contents

TeamsEdit

Division OneEdit

     Team promoted from Division Two

Team Primary home ground Other grounds Coach Captain Overseas player(s)
Durham Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street   Jon Lewis   Paul Collingwood   John Hastings
Hampshire The Rose Bowl, Southampton   Dale Benkenstein   Jimmy Adams (Apr-Jul)
  James Vince (Jul-Sep)
  Jackson Bird (Apr-Aug)
  Ryan McLaren (Aug-Sep)
Middlesex Lord's, London Merchant Taylors' School Ground, Northwood
Uxbridge Cricket Club Ground, Uxbridge
  Richard Scott   Adam Voges (Apr–May)
  James Franklin (May–Sep)
  Adam Voges (Apr–May)
  Joe Burns (May–Jul)
Nottinghamshire Trent Bridge, Nottingham   Mick Newell   Chris Read   Vernon Philander (Apr–May)
  Ben Hilfenhaus (Jun–Sep)
Somerset County Ground, Taunton   Matthew Maynard   Marcus Trescothick   Abdur Rehman
Sussex County Ground, Hove Arundel Castle Cricket Club Ground, Arundel
Cricket Field Road Ground, Horsham
  Mark Robinson   Ed Joyce   Steve Magoffin
Warwickshire Edgbaston, Birmingham   Dougie Brown   Varun Chopra   Jeetan Patel
Worcestershire County Ground, New Road, Worcester   Steve Rhodes   Daryl Mitchell   Sachithra Senanayake (Apr–May)
  Colin Munro (May–Jun)
  Saeed Ajmal
Yorkshire Headingley, Leeds North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough   Jason Gillespie   Andrew Gale   Cheteshwar Pujara (Apr–May)
  Glenn Maxwell (May–Jun)
  Aaron Finch (Jun–Sep)

Division TwoEdit

     Team relegated from Division One

Team Primary home ground Other grounds Coach Captain Overseas player(s)
Derbyshire County Ground, Derby Queen's Park, Chesterfield   Graeme Welch   Wayne Madsen   Martin Guptill (Apr)
  Hashim Amla (May)
  Tillakaratne Dilshan (May–Sep)
Essex County Ground, Chelmsford Castle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester   Paul Grayson   James Foster   Jesse Ryder
Glamorgan SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea
St Helen's, Swansea
  Toby Radford   Jacques Rudolph   Jacques Rudolph
Gloucestershire County Ground, Bristol College Ground, Cheltenham   Richard Dawson   Geraint Jones   Peter Handscomb (Apr–May)
  Michael Klinger (May–Sep)
Kent St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury Kent County Cricket Ground, Beckenham
Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells
  Jimmy Adams   Robert Key
Lancashire Old Trafford, Manchester Trafalgar Road Ground, Southport   Ashley Giles   Glen Chapple   Peter Siddle (Apr–May)
  James Faulkner (May–Jun)
Leicestershire Grace Road, Leicester   Andrew McDonald   Mark Cosgrove   Clint McKay
Northamptonshire County Ground, Northampton   David Ripley   Alex Wakely   Rory Kleinveldt
Surrey The Oval, London Woodbridge Road, Guildford   Graham Ford   Gareth Batty   Kumar Sangakkara

StandingsEdit

Teams receive 16 points for a win, 8 for a tie and 5 for a draw. Bonus points (a maximum of 5 batting points and 3 bowling points) may be scored during the first 110 overs of each team's first innings.[2]

Results summaryEdit

The first fixtures began on 12 April 2015. The final set of fixtures commenced on 22 September 2015.[5]

Division OneEdit

  Durham Hampshire Middlesex Nottinghamshire Somerset Sussex Warwickshire Worcestershire Yorkshire
Durham Hampshire
7 wickets
Middlesex
71 runs
Durham
6 wickets
Durham
120 runs
Durham
6 wickets
Warwickshire
2 wickets
Durham
3 wickets
Yorkshire
inns & 47 runs
Hampshire Match drawn Match drawn Match drawn Somerset
9 wickets
Sussex
92 runs
Hampshire
216 runs
Match drawn Yorkshire
5 wickets
Middlesex Middlesex
187 runs
Middlesex
9 wickets
Match drawn Match drawn Middlesex
20 runs
Match drawn Match drawn Middlesex
246 runs
Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire
52 runs
Hampshire
8 wickets
Match drawn Somerset
133 runs
Nottinghamshire
159 runs
Nottinghamshire
inns & 123 runs
Nottinghamshire
113 runs
Match drawn
Somerset Durham
7 wickets
Match drawn Middlesex
5 wickets
Somerset
2 wickets
Match drawn Somerset
17 runs
Match drawn Match drawn
Sussex Durham
178 runs
Hampshire
6 wickets
Middlesex
79 runs
Nottinghamshire
inns & 103 runs
Match drawn Sussex
1 wicket
Sussex
61 runs
Match drawn
Warwickshire Warwickshire
8 wickets
Match drawn Match drawn Match drawn Warwickshire
7 wickets
Match drawn Warwickshire
181 runs
Yorkshire
174 runs
Worcestershire Durham
6 wickets
Worcestershire
inns & 33 runs
Worcestershire
inns & 128 runs
Nottinghamshire
5 wickets
Worcestershire
inns & 62 runs
Sussex
inns & 63 runs
Warwickshire
inns & 17 runs
Yorkshire
10 wickets
Yorkshire Yorkshire
183 runs
Yorkshire
305 runs
Yorkshire
4 wickets
Yorkshire
inns & 8 runs
Yorkshire
inns & 126 runs
Yorkshire
100 runs
Match drawn Yorkshire
7 wickets
Home team won Visiting team won Match drawn


Division TwoEdit

  Derbyshire Essex Glamorgan Gloucestershire Kent Lancashire Leicestershire Northamptonshire Surrey
Derbyshire Essex
inns & 188 runs
Match drawn Match drawn Match drawn Lancashire
250 runs
Match drawn Match drawn Surrey
222 runs
Essex Essex
inns & 31 runs
Essex
248 runs
Gloucestershire
9 wickets
Essex
5 wickets
Match drawn Leicestershire
6 wickets
Match drawn Surrey
3 wickets
Glamorgan Match drawn Glamorgan
89 runs
Gloucestershire
7 wickets
Kent
316 runs
Lancashire
inns & 157 runs
Glamorgan
137 runs
Glamorgan
10 wickets
Match drawn
Gloucestershire Derbyshire
7 wickets
Essex
5 wickets
Match drawn Kent
8 wickets
Lancashire
91 runs
Gloucestershire
155 runs
Gloucestershire
9 wickets
Match drawn
Kent Derbyshire
8 wickets
Kent
inns & 207 runs
Match drawn Match drawn Match drawn Match drawn Northamptonshire
inns & 23 runs
Surrey
3 wickets
Lancashire Lancashire
inns & 15 runs
Match drawn Match drawn Gloucestershire
91 runs
Lancashire
9 wickets
Lancashire
inns & 157 runs
Match drawn Match drawn
Leicestershire Leicestershire
3 wickets
Essex
5 wickets
Match drawn Match drawn Kent
8 wickets
Lancashire
244 runs
Northamptonshire
92 runs
Surrey
178 runs
Northamptonshire Derbyshire
7 wickets
Match drawn Match drawn Match drawn Northamptonshire
8 wickets
Match drawn Match drawn Match drawn
Surrey Surrey
inns & 98 runs
Match drawn Glamorgan
7 wickets
Surrey
inns & 180 runs
Surrey
6 wickets
Match drawn Surrey
7 wickets
Match drawn
Home team won Visiting team won Match drawn

Results in fullEdit

Division OneEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

Division TwoEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

StatisticsEdit

Division OneEdit

Most runsEdit

Player Team Matches Innings Runs Average HS 100s 50s
James Hildreth Somerset 16 27 1390 53.46 220* 3 8
Scott Borthwick Durham 16 32 1286 42.86 103 1 11
Marcus Trescothick Somerset 16 29 1284 45.85 210* 3 8
Luke Wright Sussex 16 28 1210 46.53 226* 2 8
Michael Carberry Hampshire 16 30 1129 38.93 97* 0 10
Source:[6]

Most wicketsEdit

Player Team Matches Overs Wickets Average BBI 5W 10W
Chris Rushworth Durham 16 585.4 83 20.61 6/39 7 0
Steve Magoffin Sussex 16 582.0 69 24.05 6/50 4 1
James Harris Middlesex 16 460.2 69 25.73 9/34 3 1
Jack Brooks Yorkshire 14 420.5 65 22.76 5/35 3 0
Graham Onions Durham 15 467.5 65 26.83 7/68 3 0
Source:[7]

Division TwoEdit

Most runsEdit

Player Team Matches Innings Runs Average HS 100s 50s
Ashwell Prince Lancashire 16 23 1478 67.18 261 5 5
Sam Northeast Kent 16 28 1168 46.72 139 1 9
Nick Browne Essex 16 29 1157 42.85 151* 5 3
Mark Cosgrove Leicestershire 15 28 1093 40.48 156 4 4
Billy Godleman Derbyshire 14 28 1069 44.54 108 3 7
Source:[8]

Most wicketsEdit

Player Team Matches Overs Wickets Average BBI 5W 10W
Tom Curran Surrey 16 544.4 76 23.07 7/20 5 1
Mark Footitt Derbyshire 16 537.4 76 23.63 7/71 5 1
Matt Coles Kent 14 433.0 67 23.49 6/55 2 1
Kyle Jarvis Lancashire 13 450.5 62 24.72 5/13 4 0
Darren Stevens Kent 15 419.1 61 20.36 5/58 2 0
Source:[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LV= extends County Championship deal". England and Wales Cricket Board. 21 March 2012. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  2. ^ "LV= County Championship - Scoring of points". England and Wales Cricket Board. Archived from the original on 2 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  3. ^ "LV= County Championship Division One, 2015 / Points table". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  4. ^ "LV= County Championship Division Two, 2015 / Points table". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  5. ^ BBC Sport County Championship fixtures
  6. ^ "LV= County Championship Division One, 2015 / Records / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  7. ^ "LV= County Championship Division One, 2015 / Records / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  8. ^ "LV= County Championship Division Two, 2015 / Records / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  9. ^ "LV= County Championship Division Two, 2015 / Records / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2015.