1880 English cricket season

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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.

Champion County[a][edit]

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

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)[edit]

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)[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[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]

  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[edit]

  • 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

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