1868 English cricket season

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The 1868 English cricket season featured the tour by the team of Australian Aboriginals.

Playing record (by county)[1][edit]

County Played Won Lost Tied Drawn
Cambridgeshire 2 1 1 0 0
Kent 7 4 2 1 0
Lancashire 4 2 2 0 0
Middlesex 2 1 1 0 0
Nottinghamshire 6 5 1 0 0
Surrey 12 5 6 1 0
Sussex 6 2 4 0 0
Yorkshire 5 4 1 0 0
[a]

Owing to an exceptionally hot and dry summer, and the absence of the forthcoming revolution of the heavy roller,[2] 1868 was to be the last season in which every county match was finished outright.

Leading batsmen (qualification 10 innings)[edit]

1868 English season leading batsmen[3]
Name Team Matches Innings Not outs Runs Highest score Average 100s 50s
W. G. Grace Gentlemen
South of England
7 11 2 588 134 not out 65.33 3 2
Isaac Walker MCC
Middlesex
13 24 5 661 165 34.78 1 3
James Lillywhite Sussex 13 24 6 631 126 not out 30.04 1 4
Henry Richardson Cambridge University
Kent
Middlesex
10 16 1 431 143 28.73 1 3
George Savile Cambridge University
Yorkshire
7 11 0 294 105 26.72 1 2

Leading bowlers (qualification 800 balls)[edit]

1868 English season leading bowlers[4]
Name Team Balls bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Average Best bowling 5 wickets
in innings
10 wickets
in match
Thomas Hearne MCC
Middlesex
957 279 33 8.45 5/20 1 0
Tom Emmett Yorkshire 1628 528 60 8.80 9/34 5 1
George Freeman Yorkshire 1560 454 46 9.86 8/11 6 2
Edgar Willsher Kent 3999 1128 113 9.98 7/44 12 6
George Howitt Middlesex
Nottinghamshire
2262 734 71 10.33 6/17 6 2

Events[edit]

Notes[edit]

a Hampshire, though regarded until 1885 as first-class, played no inter-county matches between 1868 and 1869 or 1871 and 1874.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter; The Rigby A-Z of Cricket Records; p. 53 ISBN 072701868X
  2. ^ Green, Benny; Wisden Anthology 1864-1900 p. 604 ISBN 0354085557
  3. ^ First Class Batting in England in 1868
  4. ^ First Class Bowling in England in 1868
  5. ^ See Wisden, John (editor); John Wisden’s Cricketers’ Almanac; Eighth Edition (1871); pp. 148-149
  6. ^ Rae, Simon W. G. Grace: A Life; p. 77. ISBN 978-0-571-17855-1.
  7. ^ Gentlemen of Middlesex v The Clowns in 1868

Annual reviews[edit]

  • John Lillywhite's Cricketer's Companion (Green Lilly), Lillywhite, 1869
  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 10 (1867-1868), Lillywhite, 1869

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