Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Highest score on Championship debut for each team

Derbyshire: 186* CWG Bassano v Gloucestershire at Derby, 2001
Durham: 253 MEK Hussey v Leicestershire at Leicester, 2005
Essex: 181 HM Amla v Glamorgan at Chelmsford, 2009
Glamorgan: 160 BB McCullum v Leicestershire at Cardiff, 2006
Gloucestershire: 161* A Symonds v Surrey at The Oval, 1995
Hampshire: 272 JP Crawley v Kent at Canterbury, 2002
Kent: 146* DG Aslett v Hampshire at Bournemouth, 1981
Lancashire: 171 JER Gallian v Surrey at Manchester, 1994
Leicestershire: 261 PV Simmons v Northamptonshire at Leicester, 1994
Middlesex: 150 AC Voges v Warwickshire at Uxbridge, 2013
Northamptonshire: 210* DJG Sales v Worcestershire at Kidderminster, 1996
Nottinghamshire: 267 A Shrewsbury v Sussex at Nottingham, 1890
Somerset: 172 CL White v Gloucestershire at Bristol, 2006
Surrey: 192 RT Ponting v Warwickshire at Guildford, 2013
Sussex: 156 AW Greig v Lancashire at Hove, 1967
Warwickshire: 168 TM Moody v Derbyshire at Derby, 1990
Worcestershire: 129 BF Smith v Gloucestershire at Worcester, 2002
Yorkshire: 164 H Rudston v Leicestershire at Leicester-AR, 1904

Only two of this list were making their overall first-class debut: Aslett and Sales.
And, 10 (was 9 before 2013) of the list made their first-class debuts overseas.
The two whose records have been broken this season are:
Middlesex: 132* DJ Malan v Northamptonshire at Uxbridge, 2008
Surrey: 155 JB Hobbs v Essex at The Oval, 1905

3 comments:

  1. Given that first-class debuts are sometimes made against University sides, how many in the list were County Championship debuts by players who had not made their first-class debuts overseas? Perhaps it's still just Aslett and Sales?

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  2. Bassano, Gallian, Shrewsbury (Played plenty cricket before CC began in 1890), Hobbs and Rudston were also on Championship debut. Crawley and Smith made CC debut for other teams.

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