CricViz County Cricket Awards 2017

CricViz County Cricket Awards 2017

Freddie Wilde, an analyst at CricViz, hands out some end of season awards for the County Championship’s top performers.

PACE ACE

Highest batting average v pace (minimum five innings played v pace)

  1. James Bracey, Goucestershire: 140
  2. Kumar Sangakkara, Surrey: 113.87
  3. Gary Ballance, Yorkshire: 100
  4. Alastair Cook, Essex: 82.66
  5. Vernon Philander, Sussex: 79.50

SPIN KING

Highest batting average v spin (minimum five innings played v spin)

  1. Joe Denly, Kent: 294
  2. Samit Patel, Notts: 221
  3. Max Holden, Northants: 219
  4. Ed Barnard, Worcestershire: 175
  5. Haseeb Hameed, Lancashire: 171
Joe Denly
Joe Denly had success against spin

BREAKNECK DASHER

Highest boundary ball percentage (minimum 250 balls faced)

  1. Matt Coles, Kent: 15.6
  2. Rory Kleinveldt, Northants: 15
  3. Richard Levi, Northants: 13.7
  4. Sam Billings, Kent: 13.7
  5. Alex Hales, Notts: 7

STURDIEST ANCHOR

Highest dot ball percentage (minimum 250 balls faced)

  1. Delray Rawlins, Sussex: 85.8
  2. Haseeb Hameed, Lancashire: 83.7
  3. Andrew Umeed, Warwickshire 82.9
  4. Michael Carberry, Hampshire & Leicestershire: 82
  5. Matthew Lamb, Warwickshire: 81.9
Haseeb Hameed did plenty of blocking
Haseeb Hameed did plenty of blocking

INROAD MAKER

Most wickets in the first 10 overs of an innings

  1. Jamie Porter, Essex: 27
  2. Liam Norwell, Gloucestershire: 23
  3. Joe Leach, Worcestershire: 22
  4. David Payne, Gloucestershire: 13
  5. Darren Stevens, Kent: 13

RELENTLESS TOILER

Most plays-and-misses per wicket (minimum 10 wickets)

  1. Matthew Potts, Durham: 7.8
  2. Clint McKay, Leicestershire: 6.9
  3. Harry Gurney, Notts: 6.3
  4. James Anderson, Lancashire: 6.3
  5. Ben Sanderson, Northants: 5.7
Clint McKay was a little unlucky
Clint McKay was a little unlucky

BUTTER FINGERS WOODEN SPOON

Most dropped catches

  1. Worcestershire: 29
  2. Glamorgan: 28
  3. Sussex: 28
  4. Essex: 26
  5. Kent: 25
  6. Somerset: 25
  7. Durham: 24
  8. Northamptonshire: 21
  9. Leicestershire: 20
  10. Yorkshire: 20
  11. Lancashire: 19
  12. Gloucestershire: 17
  13. Middlesex: 16
  14. Nottinghamshire: 16
  15. Hampshire: 13
  16. Surrey: 12
  17. Derbyshire: 12
  18. Warwickshire: 10

RIGHT-HAND RAIDER

Lowest bowling average v right-handers (minimum 10 wickets)

1. James Pattinson, Notts: 9.74
2. Kyle Abbott, Hampshire: 13.75
3. Jamie Porter, Essex: 14.39
4. Sam Cook, Essex: 16.76
5. Luke Fletcher, Notts: 17.10

James Pattinson proved a useful signing
James Pattinson proved a useful signing

SCOURGE OF SOUTHPAWS

Lowest bowling average v left-handers (minimum 10 wickets)

  1. Darren Stevens, Kent: 10.30
  2. Liam Norwell, Gloucestershire: 11.50
  3. Ben Sanderson, Northants: 12.92
  4. Simon Harmer, Essex: 13.96
  5. Dom Bess, Somerset: 15.58

HOUDINI ESCAPE ARTIST

Most times dropped

  1. Chris Dent, Gloucestershire: 8
  2. Cameron Steel, Durham: 8
  3. Paul Stirling, Middlesex: 7
  4. Mark Stoneman, Surrey: 6
  5. Rory Burns, Surrey: 6

Any awards we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments.

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