County Championship 2014: Statistics and averages

Yorkshire celebrate winning the County Championship
Yorkshire were the dominant side in the County Championship

The 2014 County Championship season finished on Friday with its usual late drama as Middlesex avoided defeat in a tense finish to relegate Lancashire.

But who were the top run scorers, who took the most wickets and what was the best partnership of the season?

Roll of honour

Division One:

Champions: Yorkshire

Runners-up: Warwickshire

Relegated: Lancashire and Northants

Final Division One table

Division Two:

Champions: Hampshire

Promoted: Worcestershire

Bottom: Leicestershire

Final Division Two table

Highest run scorer (minimum 10 matches)

Adam Lyth
Lyth made his Yorkshire debut at the age of 17 against Hampshire in 2006

Division One:

Adam Lyth (Yorkshire) 1,489 from 23 inns at 67.68 (6x100, 6x50)

Ed Joyce (Sussex) 1,398 from 23 inns at 66.57 (7x100, 3x50)

Chris Rogers (Middlesex) 1,333 from 28 inns at 55.54 (4x100, 4x50)

Division One batting and bowling averages

Division Two:

James Vince (Hampshire) 1,525 from 28 inns at 61.00 (4x100, 7x50)

Daryl Mitchell (Worcestershire) 1,334 from 27 inns at 58.00 (5x100, 4x50)

Alex Gidman (Gloucestershire) 1,277 from 29 inns at 47.29 (4x100, 3x50)

Division Two batting and bowling averages

Most wickets taken

Chris Rushworth
Durham seam bowler Chris Rushworth took 15 wickets in a day against Northamptonshire in September

Division One:

Steve Magoffin (Sussex) 72 from 27 inns at 19.51 (best of 6-60 v Somerset)

Jack Brooks (Yorkshire) 68 from 31 inns at 28.02 (best of 5-36 Northants)

Chris Rushworth (Durham) 64 from 26 inns at 24.65 (best of 9-52 v Northants)

Division Two:

Mark Footitt (Derbyshire) 82 from 29 inns at 19.12 (best of 6-48 v Glamorgan)

Saeed Ajmal (Worcestershire) 63 from 17 inns at 16.47 (best of 7-19 v Essex)

Michael Hogan (Glamorgan) 63 from 23 inns at 19.55 (best of 5-58 v Kent)

Highest individual score

Ashwell Prince
Ashwell Prince, 37, has played 66 Tests for South Africa

Division One:

Ashwell Prince (Lancashire) 257 not out v Northants

Adam Lyth (Yorkshire) 251 v Lancashire

Chris Rogers (Middlesex) 241 not out v Yorkshire

Division Two:

Alex Gidman (Gloucestershire) 264 v Leicestershire

James Vince (Hampshire) 240 v Essex

Jimmy Adams (Hampshire) 231 v Leicestershire

Best bowling performance (innings/match)

Division One: Chris Rushworth (Durham) 9-52 and 15-95 v Northants

Division Two: Gareth Batty (Surrey) 8-68 v Essex and Saeed Ajmal (Worcestershire) 13-94 v Essex

Most centuries

Ed Joyce
Ed Joyce scored seven hundreds and three fifties for Sussex

Division One: Ed Joyce (Middlesex) - 7

Division Two: Daryl Mitchell (Worcestershire) - 5

Best partnership

Division One: 375 - Adam Lyth and Alex Lees for Yorkshire v Northants

Division Two: 392 - Gareth Roderick and Alex Gidman for Gloucestershire v Leicestershire

Most dismissals (wicketkeeper)

Division One: Tim Ambrose (Warwickshire) - 62 from 15 matches (57ct, 5st)

Division Two: Mark Wallace (Glamorgan) - 68 from 16 matches (65ct, 3st)

Most catches (outfield)

Division One: Adam Lyth (Yorkshire) - 35 catches from 16 matches

Division Two: Daryl Mitchell (Worcestershire) - 28 catches from 16 matches

Highest innings total

Yorkshire celebrate
Yorkshire won their first championship title since 2001

Division One: Lancashire - 650-6 declared v Northants

Division Two: Gloucestershire - 646 v Leicestershire

Lowest innings total

Division One: Northants - 83 v Durham

Division Two: Surrey - 81 v Glamorgan

Most wins

Division One: Yorkshire and Warwickshire - 8

Division Two: Worcestershire - 8

Fewest wins

Division One: Northants - none

Division Two: Leicestershire - none (for the second year in a row)

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