Cricket: Cricket's class of 1998

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HIGHS AND LOWS OF AN ENGLISH SUMMER

BEST INDIVIDUAL SCORES

M B Loye 322* Northants v Glam Northampton

M W Gatting 241 Middlesex v Essex Southgate

J P Crawley 239 Lancs v Hants Old Trafford

J L Langer 233* Middlesex v Somerset Lord's

S P James 227 Glam v Northants Northampton

B C Lara 226 Warks v Middlesex Lord's

T H C Hancock 220* Gloucs v Notts Trent Bridge

S T Jayasuriya 213 S Lanka v England The Oval

G D Lloyd 212* Lancs v Derby Old Trafford

G Kirsten 210 S Africa v England Old Trafford

BEST INNINGS BOWLING

M Muralitharan 9-65 S Lanka v England The Oval

C White 8-55 Yorks v Gloucs Gloucester

A R Caddick 8-64 Somerset v Worcs Taunton

Saqlain Mushtaq 8-65 Surrey v Derby The Oval

R J Kirtley 7-29 Sussex v Notts Trent Bridge

Saqlain Mushtaq 7-30 Surrey v Sussex The Oval

P M Hutchison 7-31 Yorks v Sussex Hove

F A Rose 7-39 Northants v Worcs Worcester

Saqlain Mushtaq 7-41 Surrey v Worcs The Oval

C M Tolley 7-45 Notts v Worcs Kidderminster

BEST MATCH BOWLING

M Muralitharan 16-220 S Lanka v England The Oval

K J Dean 12-133 Derby v Somerset Taunton

C A Walsh 12-153 Gloucs v Warks Bristol

G M Hamilton 11-72 Yorks v Surrey Headingley

A D Mullally 11-89 Leics v Notts Worksop

F A Rose 11-90 Northants v Worcs Worcester

J F Brown 11-102 Northants v Somerset Taunton

Saqlain Mushtaq 11-104 Surrey v Sussex The Oval

Saqlain Mushtaq 11-107 Surrey v Derby The Oval

A R Caddick 11-111 Somerset v Worcs Taunton

HIGHEST TEAM TOTALS

712 Northants v Glam Northampton

627-6 dec Worcs v Middlesex Uxbridge

608-6 dec Northants v Derby Northampton

593 Derby v Sussex Horsham

591 Surrey v Hants Southampton

591 S Lanka v England The Oval

585-6 dec Leics v Surrey The Oval

580-9 dec Kent v Yorks Maidstone

564 Gloucs v Essex Colchester

563 Glam v Northants Northampton

LOWEST TEAM TOTALS

54 S Lanka v Glam Cardiff

61 Notts v Leics Worksop

65 Essex v Derby Derby

70 Derby v Essex Derby

72 Middlesex v Gloucs Lord's

72 Sussex v Northants Northamptonshire

74 Durham v Yorks Riverside

74 Somerset v Leics Leicester

77 Northants v Worcs Worcester

80 Hants v Warks Edgbaston

LEADING RUN-SCORERS

Runs Matches

J P Crawley (Lancs) 1851 18

J L Langer (Middlesex) 1448 15

S P James (Glam) 339 15

G A Hick (Worcs) 1304 17

B F Smith (Leics) 1240 19

K J Barnett (Derby) 1229 17

T H C Hancock (Gloucs) 1227 18

C L Hooper (Kent) 1215 15

G W White (Hants) 1211 19

M B Loye (Northants) 1198 15

LEADING WICKET-TAKERS

Wickets Matches

C A Walsh (Gloucs) 106 17

A R Caddick (Somerset) 105 17

E S H Giddins (Warks) 84 18

K J Dean (Derby) 74 15

S D Thomas (Glam) 71 18

A M Smith (Gloucs) 68 18

M P Bicknell (Surrey) 65 17

Saqlain Mushtaq (Surrey) 63 12

N A M McLean (Hants) 62 16

J Wood (Durham) 62 17

LEADING CATCHES (EXCL. KEEPERS)

Catches Matches

C J Adams (Sussex) 30 18

V S Solanki (Worcs) 28 19

G A Hick (Worcs) 24 17

M W Alleyne (Gloucs) 24 18

G F Archer (Notts) 23 13

P V Simmons (Leics) 23 17

A Flintoff (Lancs) 23 17

K M Curran (Northants) 23 18

M C J Ball (Gloucs) 22 18

D P Fulton (Kent) 21 17

LEADING DISMISSALS (WICKETKEEPERS)

Victims Matches

R J Blakey (Yorks) 71 17

M P Speight (Durham) 61 17

R C Russell (Gloucs) 56 16

A N Aymes (Hants) 53 17

S A Marsh (Kent) 46 16

P A Nixon (Leics) 46 19

J N Batty (Surrey) 45 16

S J Rhodes (Worcs) 45 18

M V Boucher (S Africa) 44 11

J Turner (Somerset) 43 14

LEADING CENTURY-MAKERS

Centuries Matches

J P Crawley (Lancs) 8 18

G A Hick (Worcs) 7 17

C L Hooper (Kent) 6 15

G Kirsten (S Africa) 4 12

T M Moody (Worcs) 4 13

S P James (Glam) 4 15

M R Ramprakash (Middx) 4 15

N V Knight (Warks) 4 15

A D Brown (Surrey) 4 15

M B Loye (Northants) 4 15

LEADING DUCK-MAKERS

Ducks Matches

J D Lewry (Sussex) 8 17

U Afzaal (Notts) 8 17

E S H Giddins (Warks) 8 18

D R Hewson (Gloucs) 7 12

M A Robinson (Sussex) 7 16

V S Solanki (Worcs) 7 19

M M Betts (Durham) 6 12

D A Cosker (Glam) 6 15

M C J Ball (Gloucs) 6 18

A M Smith (Gloucs) 6 18

LEADING ECONOMY RATES

(50 overs min; runs per over)

M Muralitharan (S Lanka) 2.04

D S Lehmann (Yorks) 2.17

S T Jayasuriya (S Lanka) 2.18

S M Pollock (S Africa) 2.22

P L Symcox (S Africa) 2.23

A F Giles (Warks) 2.23

H D P K Dharmasena (S Lanka) 2.29

J Ormond (Leics) 2.32

M K Davies (Northants) 2.34

J H Kallis (S Africa) 2.33

LEADING STRIKE RATES

(20 wickets min; balls per wicket)

M P L Bulbeck (Somerset) 29.00

D A Leatherdale (Worcs) 31.90

V J Wells (Leics) 33.19

C White (Yorks) 35.32

C A Walsh (Gloucs) 35.83

A C Morris (Hants) 37.68

K J Dean (Derbys) 37.74

M J Hoggard (Yorks) 37.75

A J Tudor (Surrey) 38.13

R S C Martin-Jenkins (Sussex) 38.68

BEST PARTNERSHIPS

Wicket Players Match Runs

1st Langer/Gatting Middx v Essex 372

2nd R Bailey/Loye North v Derbys 296

3rd Jayasuriya/de Silva Sri Lanka v Eng 243

4th Barnett/Cassar Derbys v Sussex 254

5th Loye/Ripley Northants v Glam 401

6th Boon/Collingwood Durham v Warks 193

7th Weekes/Hewitt Middx v Glam 143

8th G Swann/Taylor Northants v Leics 142

9th Russell/Smith Gloucs v Yorks 114

Rhodes/Newport Worcs v Glam 114

10th Headley/Patel Kent v Hants 123

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