1875 English cricket season

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The 1875 English cricket season saw Nottinghamshire regain its place as the unofficial "Champion County". It was in many ways the last season before pitches began to improve and produce much heavier scoring: it was definitely the last season where "dead shooters" were frequently seen at Lord’s[1] before the heavy roller made for regular bounce there.

Champion County[a][edit]

Playing record (by county)[2][edit]

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

Leading batsmen (qualification 20 innings)[edit]

1875 English season leading batsmen[3]
Name Team Matches Innings Not outs Runs Highest score Average 100s 50s
Lord Harris Kent
MCC
13 22 3 682 92 35.89 0 5
WG Grace Gloucestershire
MCC
26 48 2 1498 152 32.56 3 5
Monkey Hornby Lancashire
MCC
13 22 1 646 78 not out 30.76 0 4
Fred Grace Gloucestershire 22 39 4 978 180 not out 27.94 3 2
Ephraim Lockwood Yorkshire 22 39 4 968 74 27.65 0 5

Leading bowlers (qualification 800 balls)[edit]

1875 English season leading bowlers[4]
Name Team Balls bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Average Best bowling 5 wickets
in innings
10 wickets
in match
William Mycroft Derbyshire 2284 664 90 7.37 9/80 13 6
Alfred Shaw Nottinghamshire
MCC
7021 1495 160 9.34 8/25 16 5
Alec Watson Lancashire 893 331 28 11.82 5/57 1 0
William Clarke Nottinghamshire 919 281 23 12.21 5/19 3 0
WG Grace Gloucestershire
MCC
6765 2473 191 12.94 9/48 22 8

Events[edit]

Notes[edit]

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[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]

  • John Lillywhite’s Cricketer’s Companion (Green Lilly), Lillywhite, 1876
  • James Lillywhite’s Cricketers’ Annual (Red Lilly), Lillywhite, 1876
  • John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack 1876

External links[edit]