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

----------------------------------------------------------------- Batsmen ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 ( 3) G A Hick (Worcestershire) . . . . . . . . 2,218 2 ( 2) B C Lara (Warwickshire) . . . . . . . . . 2,123 3 ( 1) G A Gooch (Essex) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,067 4 ( 4) C L Hooper (Kent) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,000 5 ( 5) G P Thorpe (Surrey) . . . . . . . . . . . 1,796 6 (11) M R Ramprakash (Middlesex). . . . . . . . 1,714 7 ( 6) R A Smith (Hampshire). . . . . . . . . . .1,710 8 ( 8) R G Twose (Warwickshire). . . . . . . . . 1,694 9 (10) M W Gatting (Middlesex). . . . . . . . . .1,632 10 (14) D J Bicknell (Surrey) . . . . . . . . . . 1,600 11 ( 7) T R Ward (Kent). . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,599 12 (12) D Byas (Yorkshire). . . . . . . . . . . . 1,591 13 ( 9) A J Stewart (Surrey). . . . . . . . . . . 1,573 14 (18) R T Robinson (Nottinghamshire). . . . . . 1,552 15 (-) J P Crawley (Lancashire). . . . . . . . . .1,538 16 (-) R J Bailey (Nothamptonshire). . . . . . . .1,520 17 (19) J E Morris (Durham). . . . . . . . . . . .1,514 18 (17) M A Atherton (Lancashire). . . . . . . . .1,497 19 (16) D P Ostler (Warwickshire). . . . . . . . .1,494 20 (20) A D Brown (Surrey). . . . . . . . . . . . 1,479 -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- Bowlers ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 ( 1) C A Walsh (Gloucestershire) . . . . . . . 2,148 2 ( 4) C E L Ambrose (Northants) . . . . . . . . 2,112 3 ( 2) P A J DeFreitas (Derbyshire). . . . . . . 2,007 4 ( 5) T A Munton (Warwickshire) . . . . . . . . 2,007 5 ( 3) J E Benjamin (Surrey) . . . . . . . . . . 1,905 6 ( 6) F D Stephenson (Sussex) . . . . . . . . . 1,748 7 ( 8) S R Lampitt (Worcestershire). . . . . . . 1,680 8 ( 7) D Malcolm (Derbyshire) . . . . . . . . . .1,656 9 (11) S D Udal (Hampshire) . . . . . . . . . . .1,591 10 (10) C A Connor (Hampshire). . . . . . . . . . 1,571 11 ( 9) M M Patel (Kent) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,550 12 (12) E S H Giddins (Sussex). . . . . . . . . . 1,472 13 (19) D Gough (Yorkshire) . . . . . . . . . . . 1,440 14 (14) N M K Smith (Warwickshire). . . . . . . . 1,418 15 (-) C C Lewis (Nottinghamshire). . . . . . . . 1,397 16 (13) P J Newport (Worcestershire) . . . . . . .1,373 17 (17) M Watkinson (Lancashire). . . . . . . . . 1,323 18 (-) D J Millns (Leicestershire). . . . . . . . 1,317 19 (18) M J McCague (Kent). . . . . . . . . . . . 1,297 20 (-) P J Hartley (Yorkshire). . . . . . . . . . 1.295 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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