The County Championship is the top-tier tournament in English domestic cricket and the pipeline for their national cricket team. This is the platform where young budding cricketers and struggling international cricketers come and perform to knock on the doors of the selectors and return to the highest level respectively.
The wickets in the County Championship are hard and suitable for fast bowling. Hence the batters of this tournament barely struggle to play quality fast bowling and score a pile of runs as pace bowlers are mainstream bowlers here. The 2023 County Championship Division One kickstarted on 6th April with the match between Nottinghamshire and Hampshire and so far more than 30 matches have been played in this competition. Let’s gaze through the batsmen with the most runs in the County Championship Division One 2023.
The skipper of the Essex team, Tom Westley spearheads the chart of the most runs in County Championship Division One 2023. Being the captain, he has taken his job seriously and scored 625 runs in 7 matches at a healthy average of 48.07. The 34-year-old has hit 1 ton and 3 fifties, while 148 against Kent has been his highest score.
Somerset wicket-keeper batsman, James Rew has been a run-bank this season and gets 2nd place in making the most runs in County Championship Division One 2023 with 598 runs in 7 games. Despite batting at No.6, the young prodigy possesses an attractive average of 54.36. The 19-year-old talent has smashed 3 centuries in the competition already with the best score of 118* against Lancashire in Manchester.
Experienced international campaigner, James Vince has got the 3rd most runs in County Championship Division One 2023. Leading his team front the front, Vince has put up an exhibition of classical batting and mustered 579 runs in 7 games. His staggering average of 72.37 speaks volumes about his consistency and his 1 century and 4 fifties dictate domination. The Hampshire man must be waiting to regain his spot once the marquee event is over.
A vital cog of the Nottinghamshire batting crop, Joe Clarke has been putting his heart and soul into batting and cements the 4th place on the elite list of most runs in County Championship Division One 2023. Featuring 7 games, he has amassed 566 runs at a fine average of 51.45 with the highest score of an unbeaten 229 against Warwickshire.
List of Most Runs in County Championship Division One 2023
|T Westley (ESS)||7||13||625||48.07||148||3||1|
|J Rew (SOM)||7||12||598||54.36||118*||1||3|
|J Vince (HAM)||7||11||579||72.37||186||4||1|
|J Clarke (NOTT)||7||13||566||51.45||229*||3||1|
|J Bohannon (LANC)||6||10||547||54.70||108||3||1|
|S Hain (WARW)||6||08||536||76.57||165*||1||3|
|A Cook (ESS)||7||13||528||40.61||128||3||1|
|M Critchley (ESS)||7||13||522||43.50||121||5||1|
|B Compton (KENT)||7||13||462||38.50||114*||3||1|
|D Sibley (SUR)||7||13||448||49.77||140*||2||1|
Tom Westley has scored the most runs in County Championship Division One 2023 (625).
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