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


  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?

  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.