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County Championship
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Administrator England and Wales Cricket Board
Format first-class
First tournament 1890
Tournament format two nine-team divisions
home and away in 4-day matches.
Number of teams 18
Defending champion Durham
Most successful Yorkshire (30 titles + 1 shared)
Most runs Phil Mead (46,268)
Most wickets Tich Freeman (3,151)
Cricket current event.svg.png 2010 County Championship

The County Championship is the domestic first-class cricket competition in England and Wales. All but one of the teams are named after, and were originally representatives of, historic English counties, the exception being Glamorgan, which is a Welsh county.


English first-class cricket clubs
DerbyshireDurhamEssexGlamorganGloucestershireHampshireKentLancashireLeicestershireMiddlesexNorthamptonshireNottinghamshireSomersetSurreySussexWarwickshireWorcestershireYorkshire
MCCCambridge UniversityDurham UCCELoughborough UCCEOxford University
English first-class cricket Captains 2014 Season

Madsen (Der)Collingwood (Dur)Foster (Ess)Wallace (Gla)Klinger (Glo)Adams (Ham)Tredwell (Ken)Chapple (Lan)Sarwan (Lei)Dexter (Mid)Peters (Nor)Read (Not)Trescothick (Som)Smith (Sur)Joyce (Sus)Troughton (War)Mitchell (Wor)Gale (Yor)

County Championship seasons

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