1874 English cricket season
The 1874 English cricket season saw WG Grace become the first player to perform the “double” in an English season. In 21 first-class matches, he scored 1664 runs and took 140 wickets.
The season was notable for a major accident to leading Yorkshire fast bowler Allen Hill, who was the leading wicket-taker in the game at the time but never bowled for the rest of the season.
Leading batsmen (qualification 15 innings)
|1874 English season leading batsmen|
|Name||Team||Matches||Innings||Not outs||Runs||Highest score||Average||100s||50s|
Leading bowlers (qualification 800 balls)
|1874 English season leading bowlers|
|Name||Team||Balls bowled||Runs conceded||Wickets taken||Average||Best bowling||5 wickets
|Thomas Lang||Oxford University
All England Eleven
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.
b Some sources give Derbyshire and though this was once accepted in some publications, including Wisden on the basis of the "least matches lost" principle, it has been superseded.
c Hampshire, though regarded until 1885 as first-class, played no inter-county matches between 1868 and 1869 or 1871 and 1874.
- John Lillywhite’s Cricketer's Companion (Green Lilly), Lillywhite, 1875
- James Lillywhite’s Cricketers' Annual (Red Lilly), Lillywhite, 1875
- John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack 1875