Blogs & Opinion


Benedict Bermange:

Most Popular Posts:

Opinion Archive:

Far from average

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.

back to top

Other Cricket Experts:

Latest Posts in Cricket:

Bob Willis

Away for a while

Bob Willis thinks Jonathan Trott will be absent from England duty for some time following his latest setback....

Latest News RSS feeds

Moores: I don't blame KP

England's new head coach Peter Moores has insisted he does not blame Kevin Pietersen over their rift in 2009.

Moores named England coach

The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed Peter Moores as the new head coach of the national side.

Daredevils win without KP

JP Duminy steered Delhi Daredevils to a four-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai.

Challengers ease past Indians

Bangalore Royal Challengers made it two wins from two in the IPL with a seven-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians.

Trescothick keen to help Trott

England batsman Jonathan Trott has been told the door is always open for advice and support by Marcus Trescothick.

Features

A look at the highs and lows of new England supremo Peter Moores' coaching career

A look at the highs and lows of new England supremo Peter Moores' coaching career

Following confirmation on Saturday that Peter Moores had been appointed as England head coach for a second time, we take a look back at the highs and lows of his coaching career.

Indian Premier League: Watch the best bits of this year's tournament on Sky Sports

Indian Premier League: Watch the best bits of this year's tournament on Sky Sports

Watch Kevin Pietersen's return to action - and the best of the rest of the Indian Premier League - right here on skysports.com.

Next England cricket coach: We look at the five contenders to replace Andy Flower

Next England cricket coach: We look at the five contenders to replace Andy Flower

With interviews already under way for the vacant England coaching position, we look at the five men in the frame to replace Andy Flower on a full-time basis.