1882 English cricket season

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1882 English cricket season
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The 1882 English cricket season is memorable for the match which gave rise to the Ashes.

Champion County[a][edit]

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

County Played Won Lost Drawn
Derbyshire 6 1 5 0
Gloucestershire 11 3 6 2
Hampshire 4 2 2 0
Kent 9 2 6 1
Lancashire 16 12 1 3
Middlesex 11 5 5 1
Nottinghamshire 12 8 1 3
Somerset 5 1 4 0
Surrey 14 4 7 3
Sussex 12 3 8 1
Yorkshire 16 9 5 2

Leading batsmen (qualification 20 innings)[edit]

1882 English season leading batsmen[2]
Name Team(s) Matches Innings Not outs Runs Highest score Average 100s 50s
CT Studd Middlesex
MCC
Cambridge University
England
25 43 5 1249 126 not out 41.13 4 2
Lord Harris Kent
England
14 24 0 787 176 32.79 2 4
Bunny Lucas Middlesex
MCC
England
15 25 3 707 145 32.13 2 3
Billy Murdoch Australians 32 55 5 1582 286 not out 31.64 2 7
Alexander Webbe Middlesex 16 28 6 660 108 not out 30.00 1 3

Leading bowlers (qualification 1,000 balls)[edit]

1882 English season leading bowlers[3]
Name Team Balls bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Average Best bowling 5 wickets
in innings
10 wickets
in match
John Crossland Lancashire 3184 1127 112 10.06 7/72 10 2
George Nash Lancashire 1639 656 62 10.58 8/14 4 2
Dick Barlow Lancashire
England
3576 1009 92 10.96 6/20 7 1
Tom Emmett Yorkshire 2929 1044 95 10.98 8/52 8 3
Ted Peate Yorkshire
England
7449 2466 214 11.52 8/32 21 8

Events[edit]

  • 8 April (approx.): Formation of Warwickshire CCC at a meeting in Coventry.
  • 10 May: Formation of Durham CCC.
  • Somerset CCC played its initial first-class match v. Lancashire at Old Trafford on 8, 9 & 10 June and joined the County Championship, but for only four seasons initially.
  • 14 August: C.T. Studd became the second player after W.G. Grace to accomplish the "double" of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets, which he ironically achieved by dismissing Grace.[4]
  • 28 & 29 August. England v. Australia at The Oval (only Test of the season). Australia won the most famous match in history by 7 runs with F R Spofforth, the original "Demon Bowler", taking seven for 46 and seven for 44. Soon afterwards, The Sporting Times printed its legendary obituary notice:
The death notice which first named the Ashes
In Affectionate Remembrance
of
ENGLISH CRICKET,
which died at the Oval
on
29th AUGUST, 1882,
Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing
friends and acquaintances
----
R.I.P.
----
N.B.—The body will be cremated and the
ashes taken to Australia.
  • 25 September: Ted Peate breaks the late James Southerton’s 1870 record by taking his 211st wicket of the season. His record stands until Charles Turner takes his 215th wicket on 23 August 1888.

Further details can be found in the articles History of Test cricket (to 1883) and The Ashes.

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, 1883
  • James Lillywhite's Cricketers’ Annual (Red Lilly), Lillywhite, 1883
  • John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack 1883

External links[edit]