Current series – end of Dec 2019
England v South Africa – currently separated by 0.003 of a point – two evenly matched teams – but South Africa take lead after 1 test…
Australia v New Zealand – can New Zealand make up the 4 points and get up to 2nd? After 2 of the 3 tests they are losing heavily though
23/12/2019 (after Pakistan v Sri Lanka series)
Feb 2019 – after England’s drop to 4th – Sri Lanka beat South Africa – and gain 11.32 points, meaning South Africa lose top spot). Table is Ind (75), S Africa (66), Aus (62), Eng (60), NZ (59), Sri Lanka (48), Pak (42)
Mar 2019 – New Zealand gain 2.54 against Bangladesh and jump over England and get close to Australia. Then we have a break for the World Cup (well done England!)
Jul – Sep 2019 – various small changes (Aus gain 2.73 against England and India gain 3.81 against West Indies) but no overall change to the table
Oct – Dec 2019 – India gain 12.73 against South Africa – lead extends for India, South Africa drops to 5th! New Zealand gain 3.31 points against England. For one series NEW ZEALAND RISE TO 2ND – THEIR HIGHEST EVER POSITION. Australia gain 4.84 points from Pakistan (and go back to 2nd), but then Pakistan reclaim those points and more (5.16) against Sri Lanka to get ahead in the table. Table is Ind (93), Aus (70), NZ (66), Eng (53.567), S Africa (53.564), Pak (43), Sri Lanka (43)
13 Feb 2019 (after West Indies v England series)
In December Bangladesh beat West Indies 2-0 and gain 4.1 points which pushes means these two teams swap places in 8th and 9th.
In January India best Australia and gained 5.8 points pushing Australia down to 5th and taking INDIA TO THE TOP
Just 6 days later South Africa gain 4.6 points against Pakistan and S. AFRICA RETURN TO TOP
In February Australia gain 6.4 against Sri Lanka and West Indies gain 9.4 against England – this means Australia progress from 5th to 4th to 3rd, England drop from 3rd to 4th and West Indies rise to 8th just .5 behind Sri Lanka in 7th.
The teams are bunching once more! The Ashes will be interesting – with a battle for third! But first will South Africa stay top as they meet Sri Lanka? Will Sri Lanka drop below West Indies? Can New Zealand beat Bangladesh and gain enough points to get up to 3rd?
26 Nov 2018 (after Sri Lanka v England series)
England complete whitewash of Sri Lanka for first time on the island. It pushes them up to third on the table, but if the final partnership had been 8 rather than 58 England would have climbed to 2nd – as it is they are just behind India. Sri Lanka drop from 5th to 7th.
At the other end of the table Zimbabwe improve their table score by over half a point but not enough to climb from the foot of the table.
11 Sep 2018
England’s 4-1 win against India gives them a table increase of 16.78 and a jump from 6th to 4th. (The 13th best series since our records began)
India drop to 3rd. It means South Africa return to the top of the table. Their first time at the top since losing it in the previous series! India’s stay at the top lasted for one series…
South Africa are top with one of the lowest top scores for many years! Just 73.04
25 February 2018
It is with sadness that I announce the passing of my father. He died peacefully in his sleep early in the morning of Sunday 25th February. We miss him greatly.
Of course, Graham Ford is the Ford in the Ford and Son and he is the founder of this system and more importantly my Dad. Thank you
Up-to-date and fast to reflect the current levels of each team, this is the home of the popular Ford and Son Test Cricket Rating Tables.
Ever since my Dad introduced me to the game of cricket, I have loved it.
Ever since he told me about his system of Test Country ranking which he started in 1945 when he was 10 years old, using only pen and paper, I have been hooked!
Having the benefit of a computer, I have easily been able to ‘fine tune’ his system (all with his agreement)
It only remains to see if my son Jonah takes up the tradition!
Other pages on the site include the following…
History shows recent and historical table movement
Method. We believe this system to be one of the most accurate ways of ranking test cricket. If you would like to see the thinking and maths behind this claim take a look at the method page. Here you will also find a list of FAQ’s and ways to contact us.
Roll of Honour – who has led the rankings for longest, most often? Who has had highest score? This now also includes a section for the Biggest Series wins (in terms of points gained), and the Highest Run-Rates for different length series.
Blog – for latest news and thoughts