1890 County Championship

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1890 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket (3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Surrey (1st title)
Participants 8
Matches played 54
Most runs Arthur Shrewsbury
(1,082 for Nottinghamshire)[1]
Most wickets George Lohmann
(113 for Surrey)[2]
1891

The 1890 County Championship was the first officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 12 May to 28 August 1890. Surrey County Cricket Club, who had been proclaimed Champion County by sections of the press the previous season,[3] became the first official champions by winning 9 of their 14 matches.[4]

Table[edit]

  • One point was awarded for a win, and one point was taken away for each loss.
Team Pld W T L D Pts
Surrey 14 9 0 3 2 6
Lancashire 14 7 0 3 4 4
Kent 14 6 0 3 5 3
Yorkshire 14 6 0 3 5 3
Nottinghamshire 14 5 0 5 4 0
Gloucestershire 14 5 0 6 3 –1
Middlesex 12 3 0 8 1 –5
Sussex 12 1 0 11 0 –10
Source:[4]

Averages[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
1,082 49.18 Arthur Shrewsbury Nottinghamshire
832 36.17 W. G. Grace Gloucestershire
798 34.69 James Cranston Gloucestershire
704 39.11 Bobby Abel Surrey
693 33.00 William Gunn Nottinghamshire
Source:[1]
Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
113 12.66 George Lohmann Surrey
102 12.08 John Sharpe Surrey
90 12.90 Bobby Peel Yorkshire
88 14.45 Frederick Martin Kent
80 14.61 Arthur Mold Lancashire
Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Batting in 1890 County Championship (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Bowling in 1890 County Championship (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Scyld Berry (ed.). Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (146th ed.). John Wisden & Co., Ltd. p. 542. ISBN 978-1-905625-16-1. 
  4. ^ a b "County Championship 1890 table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 

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