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Benedict charts the highs - and the lows - of domestic T20

Benedict Bermange Posted 12th June 2012 view comments

Think Twenty20 cricket is all about fours and sixes? Then think again...

As the Friends Life t20 swings into action, Benedict Bermange is back with some stats and facts of his own from the previous nine years of domestic Twenty20.

Our pundits have already selected their favourite moments from seasons past - and named their player to watch for 2012. Click here to read more.

Run riot: Kevin O'Brien and Hamish Marshall both pillaged tons at Uxbridge in 2011

Run riot: Kevin O'Brien and Hamish Marshall both pillaged tons at Uxbridge in 2011

Now it's over to Benedict for the definitive guide...

Team facts

The highest score is 254-3 by Gloucestershire against Middlesex at Uxbridge in 2011

Northamptonshire were all out for just 47 against Durham at Chester-le-Street in 2011

The youngest side was Worcestershire against Lancashire in 2011 - average age 24 years 115 days

The oldest side was Gloucestershire against Worcestershire in 2003 - average age 31 years 223 days

Derbyshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire are the only counties not to make it to Finals Day

Leicestershire has been to five Finals Days, Lancashire four, Somerset four and Surrey four

Sussex won a record 13 matches in a row over the 2009 and 2010 seasons

Middlesex lost a record nine matches in a row covering the 2005 and 2006 seasons, matched by Surrey in 2009 and 2010

Three Hampshire batsmen made fifties in the same innings against Middlesex in 2006 - as did three Yorkshire batsmen against Derbyshire the same year

Key numbers

In total, 227159 runs have been scored, 9738 wickets lost, 44 centuries scored

Essex hit 17 sixes against Sussex at Chelmsford in 2008

There have been 1,188 byes, 4,960 leg-byes, 5625 wides and 1763 no-balls

The average score batting first is 155

A total of 4,848 batsmen have been dismissed caught in the field, 2,181 have been bowled, 853 were run out, 759 caught by the keeper, 666 fell lbw, 421 were stumped and eight hit wicket

449 runs were scored in the match between Worcestershire against Northamptonshire at Kidderminster in 2007

Somerset hit 31 fours against Glamorgan at Cardiff in 2003

Individual feats

Graham Napier's 152 not out for Essex against Sussex at Chelmsford in 2008 is the competition record

Darren Stevens is the leading run-scorer with 2,002, then Darren Maddy with 1,958, Murray Goodwin with 1,938 and Marcus Trescothick with 1,937

Andrew Hall has taken 95 wickets, to lead the way from Azhar Mahmood (93), Yasir Arafat (91) and Robert Croft (83)

Arul Suppiah took 6-5 for Somerset against Glamorgan at Cardiff in 2011 - the best figures in the competition

Paul Nixon's 68 dismissals behind the stumps are the most among keepers

Martin van Jaarsveld has taken 43 catches in the field in the competition - more than anyone else

Azhar Mahmood, Samit Patel, Andrew Hall and Neil Carter are the only players with 1000 runs and 50 wickets in the competition.

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