Cricket: Independent on Sunday rankings

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The Independent on Sunday cricket rankings take into account all major matches played in England during the season, differing credit being given for runs scored and wickets taken depending on the strength of the opposition. Bowlers are also rewarded for economy and strike rate. Compiled by Gordon Vince

----------------------------------------------------------------- BATSMEN ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 ( 2) G A Gooch (Essex) 1,137 2 ( 1) B C Lara (Warwickshire) 1,097 3 ( 5) R A Smith (Hampshire) 787 4 ( 3) J P Crawley (Lancashire) 748 5 ( 6) C L Hooper (Kent) 725 6 (15) J E Morris (Durham) 697 7 ( 4) D M Ward (Surrey) 678 8 (-) D Byas (Yorkshire) 673 9 (-) G A Hick (Worcestershire) 663 10 (-) C J Adams (Derbyshire) 646 11 (-) T M Moody (Worcestershire) 637 12 (20) W Larkins (Durham) 630 13 (11) J C Adams (Nottinghamshire) 600 14 (-) T R Ward (Kent) 594 15 (-) M R Ramprakash (Middx) 588 16 (13) M N Lathwell (Somerset) 584 17 (-) A Fordham (Northants) 583 18 (-) P J Prichard (Essex) 581 19 (12) T H C Hancock (Gloucs) 576 20 (-) A P Wells (Sussex) 571 -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- BOWLERS ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 ( 1) J E Benjamin (Surrey) 856 2 ( 2) C A Walsh (Gloucestershire) 797 3 ( 3) P A J DeFreitas (Derbyshire) 793 4 ( 4) M M Patel (Kent) 751 5 (11) G W Mike (Nottinghamshire) 622 6 (12) P J Newport (Worcestershire) 604 7 ( 5) Mushtaq Ahmed (Somerset) 600 8 ( 8) Wasim Akram (Lancashire) 599 9 (-) S R Lampitt (Worcestershire) 592 10 ( 6) D J Millns (Leicestershire) 589 11 (-) R A Pick (Nottinghamshire) 573 12 (10) F D Stephenson (Sussex) 553 13 (-) A C Cummins (Durham) 552 14 (13) M S Kasprowicz (Essex) 516 15 ( 9) M C Ilott (Essex) 515 16 (-) E S H Giddins (Sussex) 512 17 (-) D W Headley (Kent) 492 18 (-) A R K Pierson (Leics) 476 19 (14) N V Radford (Worcestershire) 476 20 (15) T A Munton (Warwickshire) 474 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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