County Championship stats: Colin de Grandhomme follows up 150 with four-for as his stunning start for Hampshire continues


Benedict Bermange

Cricket Statistician

Sussex discipline traditionally younger aspect of their County Championship conflict with Kent, Glamorgan’s Kiran Carlson and Chris Cooke share in report stand and Somerset are skittled for his or her lowest ever whole in opposition to Surrey

Final Up to date: 15/07/21 6:41pm

Colin de Grandhomme

Colin de Grandhomme

With the return of the County Championship comes the return additionally of Sky Cricket’s Benedict Bermange statistical meanderings, which incorporates starring turns for abroad trio Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi and Ravi Ashwin…

Kiran Carlson and Chris Cooke shared an unbroken partnership of 307 for Glamorgan’s fifth wicket in opposition to Northamptonshire at Cardiff. That set a brand new report for the county, surpassing the 264 added by Maurice Robinson and Stan Montgomery in opposition to Hampshire at Bournemouth again in 1949.

Total, it was the sixth-highest stand in first-class cricket for Glamorgan and the second-highest for Glamorgan on the Cardiff floor, solely surpassed by the unbeaten 425 added by Adrian Dale and Viv Richards for the fourth wicket in opposition to Middlesex in 1993.

Cooke‘s unbeaten 133 adopted scores of 136 and an unbeaten 57 within the match at Northampton again in April, taking his tally this summer time in opposition to the East Midlands aspect to 326 – dropping his wicket simply the as soon as.

Gloucestershire conceded 81 extras in Hampshire’s first innings of their match at Cheltenham, the joint-fourth-most ever in an innings in English home first-class cricket.

Most extras conceded in an innings in first-class cricket:

Conceded by Towards Season Extras
Essex Northamptonshire 1999 98
Kent Sussex 2004 88
Surrey Somerset 1997 86
Derbyshire Middlesex 1994 81
Derbyshire Lancashire 1994 81
Somerset Glamorgan 1994 81
Surrey Hampshire 1994 81
Derbyshire Durham 2018 81
Gloucestershire Hampshire 2021 81

James Bracey conceded 48 byes, which equalled the English report set by Tony Catt, who additionally conceded 48 for Kent in opposition to Northamptonshire in 1955.

In the identical sport, Colin de Grandhomme took 4-31 in Gloucestershire’s first innings and, in doing so, turned the primary participant to register a rating of 150 plus and take a minimum of 4 wickets in an innings inside the house of their first two matches within the County Championship.

Ish Sodhi turned the sixth Worcestershire bowler to take a minimum of six wickets on their first-class debut for the membership as he returned figures of 6-89 within the first innings of their draw with Warwickshire.

Worcestershire bowlers to take six wickets on debut:

Figures Identify Towards Season
8-70 GA Wilson Yorkshire 1899
6-18 JM de la Pêna Oxford College 1999
6-40 Z Khan Somerset 2006
6-47 Shoaib Akhtar Northamptonshire 2005
6-63 SE Busher Gloucestershire 1908
6-89 IS Sodhi Warwickshire 2021

Somerset‘s second-innings whole of 69 all out was their lowest whole in opposition to Surrey since they have been dismissed for 66 at The Oval in 1958.

Ravi Ashwin

Ravi Ashwin

India offspinner Ravi Ashwin‘s figures of 6-27 in the identical sport have been the very best bowling figures by a Surrey debutant in first-class cricket since John Beaumont took 6-11 in opposition to Middlesex at The Oval in 1885.

The Sussex workforce which confronted Kent at Canterbury this week had a mean age of simply 21 years 69 days, the youngest within the historical past of the County Championship. Between them, the typical age of the 2 sides was 22 years, 269 days, one other Championship report (by almost 2 years!).

The earlier youngest aspect fielded within the competitors got here from Glamorgan, in opposition to Sussex, at Colwyn Bay in 2017, with a mean age of 23 years, 313 days.


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