1880 English cricket season
|Cricket formats||major, 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.
Leading batsmen (qualification 20 innings)
|1880 English season leading batsmen|
|Name||Team(s)||Matches||Innings||Not outs||Runs||Highest score||Average||100s||50s|
|Ivo Bligh||Cambridge University
Leading bowlers (qualification 1,000 balls)
|1880 English season leading bowlers|
|Name||Team||Balls bowled||Runs conceded||Wickets taken||Average||Best bowling||5 wickets
|Frederick Jellicoe||Oxford University
- 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. No bowler has had a single-figure average for over 100 wickets since.
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.
- 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