The modern world is in thrall to the list. Everything has to be ranked. Everyone has this urge to say who’s better than whom, which innings was better than which, and which bowling performance was the greatest of all time.
They even abbreviate ‘greatest of all time’ to GOAT these days. You’d think the greatest in history wouldn’t change so often, but apparently the term’s used so frequently that no-one has the time to write it out in full any more.
Well we’re getting in on the action. Here’s our list of the top ten single figure scores in the first division of the County Championship so far this season.
- Jake Ball, Nottinghamshire – 9 not out
- Neil Wagner, Lancashire – 1
- Ben Stokes, Durham – 9
- Michael Richardson, Durham – 9
- Haseeb Hameed, Lancashire – 9
- Greg Smith, Nottinghamshire – 9
- Arun Harinath, Surrey – 9
- Steven Davies, Surrey – 8
- Tom Curran, Surrey – 8
- Karl Brown, Lancashire – 8
That Wagner knock in particular was all class.