1884 English cricket season
|Cricket formats||major, including inter-county|
The 1884 English cricket season saw Fred Spofforth, an overseas bowler, take the most wickets, but saw England avenge its loss to the touring Australians in 1882.
Leading batsmen (qualification 20 innings)
|1884 English season leading batsmen|
|Name||Team||Matches||Innings||Not outs||Runs||Highest score||Average||100s||50s|
|25||47||5||1417||112 not out||33.73||3||6|
Leading bowlers (qualification 1,000 balls)
|1884 English season leading bowlers|
|Name||Team||Balls bowled||Runs conceded||Wickets taken||Average||Best bowling||5 wickets
- 31 July and 1 August: Alfred Shaw achieved the notable feat of doing the hat-trick in each innings against Gloucestershire.
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 The match between Lancashire and Gloucestershire scheduled for 24 to 26 July was abandoned on the announcement of the death of Mrs Grace, mother of WG and EM Grace. It is shown as a draw.
- John Lillywhite’s Cricketer’s Companion (Green Lilly), Lillywhite, 1885
- James Lillywhite’s Cricketers’ Annual (Red Lilly), Lillywhite, 1885
- John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack 1885