This page contains expected County Championship Division One bowling averages for all County Cricketers to have i) played during 2019; and ii) taken more than 20 wickets since 2016.
Performances in the Second Eleven Championship, County Championship and Test Cricket are included, though each performance is weighted according to the level being played at (so averaging 30 in Test Cricket is much better than averaging 40 in the Second Eleven Championship).
To give a better indication of current ability, and to partly adjust for age, ratings are weighted more heavily towards recent performances.
Ratings are shown if each player were playing in Division One – this ensures bowlers are compared on an apples-to-apples basis.
I’ll update this page periodically, as more games are played and more information is available on each player.
This version includes matches up to 23rd August 2019. For an update, see the 2021 County Championship preview, which contains much more information about each player.
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