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1880 English cricket season

1880 English cricket season
Cricket formats , including inter-county

The 1880 English cricket season saw the second tour by a representative Australian side, who took part in the first Test Match to be played in England. County cricket was dominated by the Notts bowlers Alfred Shaw and Fred Morley.

Contents

  • Champion County[a] 1
    • Playing record (by county) 1.1
  • Leading batsmen (qualification 20 innings) 2
  • Leading bowlers (qualification 1,000 balls) 3
  • Notable events 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6
  • Annual reviews 7
  • External links 8

Champion County[a]

Playing record (by county)[1]

County Played Won Lost Drawn
Derbyshire 8 2 5 1
Gloucestershire 10 4 1 5
Hampshire 2 0 2 0
Kent 10 5 3 2
Lancashire 12 6 3 3
Middlesex 8 2 4 2
Nottinghamshire 10 6 1 3
Surrey 14 2 7 5
Sussex 8 2 4 2
Yorkshire 14 5 4 5

Leading batsmen (qualification 20 innings)

1880 English season leading batsmen[2]
Name Team(s) Matches Innings Not outs Runs Highest score Average 100s 50s
WG Grace Gloucestershire
England
16 27 3 951 152 39.62 2 5
Lord Harris Kent
MCC
England
16 26 2 772 123 32.16 1 5
Alexander Webbe Middlesex
England
14 24 1 708 142 30.78 1 2
Ivo Bligh Cambridge University
Kent
21 38 5 1013 105 30.69 1 8
Billy Barnes Nottinghamshire
MCC
England
28 47 4 1220 143 28.37 2 5

Leading bowlers (qualification 1,000 balls)

1880 English season leading bowlers[3]
Name Team Balls bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Average Best bowling 5 wickets
in innings
10 wickets
in match
Alfred Shaw Nottinghamshire
MCC
England
8532 1589 186 8.54 8/31 14 5
Frederick Jellicoe Oxford University
Hampshire
1045 301 32 9.40 7/23 3 1
George Nash Lancashire 1501 471 49 9.61 8/31 4 2
Arnold Rylott MCC 1162 394 39 10.10 7/43 6 1
Dick Barlow Lancashire 2439 639 62 10.30 7/16 4 1

Notable events

  • The first Test match in England was played at The Oval from 6 to 8 September and England won by five wickets.
  • Alfred Shaw achieved the lowest-ever average by any bowler taking over 100 first-class wickets.[4] No bowler has had a single-figure average for over 100 wickets since.

Notes

a An unofficial seasonal title sometimes proclaimed by consensus of media and historians prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship was constituted. Although there are ante-dated claims prior to 1873, when residence qualifications were introduced, it is only since that ruling that any quasi-official status can be ascribed.

References

  1. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter; The Rigby A-Z of Cricket Records; p. 54 ISBN 072701868X
  2. ^ First Class Batting in England in 1880
  3. ^ First Class Bowling in England in 1880
  4. ^ Webber, Roy; The Playfair Book of Cricket Records; p. 173. Published 1951 by Playfair Books

Annual reviews

  • John Lillywhite’s Cricketer's Companion (Green Lilly), Lillywhite, 1881
  • James Lillywhite’s Cricketers' Annual (Red Lilly), Lillywhite, 1881
  • John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack 1881

External links

  • CricketArchive – season summaries
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