1890 English cricket season

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1890 English cricket season
Cricket formats major, including inter-county

The 1890 English cricket season was the first year the County Championship was officially held, which Surrey won after winning nine out of fourteen games. The English cricket team, captained by WG Grace, won the Ashes series 2–0 with a third Test match abandoned.

Honours[edit]

County Championship[edit]

Final table[edit]

Team P W L D Pts
1 Surrey 14 9 3 2 6
2 Lancashire 14 7 3 4 4
3 Kent 14 6 3 5 3
Yorkshire 14 6 3 5 3
5 Nottinghamshire 14 5 5 4 0
6 Gloucestershire 14 5 6 3 -1
7 Middlesex 12 3 8 1 -5
8 Sussex 12 1 11 0 -10

Points system:

  • 1 for a win
  • 0 for a draw
  • -1 for a loss

Most runs in the County Championship[edit]

1890 County Championship - leading batsmen
Name Team Matches Runs Average 100s 50s
Arthur Shrewsbury Nottinghamshire 14 1082 49.18 2 6
WG Grace Gloucestershire 14 832 36.17 1 6
James Cranston Gloucestershire 14 798 34.69 2 4
Bobby Abel Surrey 13 704 39.11 2 2
Billy Gunn Nottinghamshire 13 693 33.00 1 2

Most wickets in the County Championship[edit]

1890 County Championship - leading bowlers
Name Team Matches Balls bowled Wickets taken Average
George Lohmann Surrey 14 4326 113 12.66
John Sharpe Surrey 14 3690 102 12.08
Bobby Peel Yorkshire 14 4323 90 12.90
Frederick Martin Kent 14 4477 88 14.45
Arthur Mold Lancashire 14 3168 80 14.61

Ashes tour[edit]

See also: History_of_Test_cricket_(1890_to_1900)#The_greats:_Grace_v_Murdoch_1890

England won 2–0, but the series was more closely contested than the result says, as the English got the better of the pitch in the first Test and eked through by two wickets in the second - although the English were lacking key players in that Test. A third Test in Manchester was scheduled, but rained off.

Overall first-class statistics[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

1890 English cricket season - leading batsmen
Name Team(s) Matches Runs Average 100s 50s
Billy Gunn England, MCC, North of England, Nottinghamshire, Players 30 1621 34.48 3 3
Arthur Shrewsbury England, North of England, Nottinghamshire, Players 25 1568 41.26 2 9
WG Grace England, Gentlemen, Gloucestershire, MCC, South of England 30 1476 28.38 1 9
Billy Murdoch Australia 33 1394 24.45 2 6
Bobby Abel Surrey 32 1226 24.03 0 9

Leading bowlers[edit]

1890 English cricket season - leading bowlers
Name Team(s) Matches Balls bowled Wickets taken Average
George Lohmann England, Players, South of England, Surrey 32 8801 220 13.62
Frederick Martin England, Kent, MCC, South of England 29 8507 190 13.05
John Ferris Australia 30 7727 186 14.28
Charles Turner Australia 31 7528 179 14.21
Bobby Peel England, North of England, Players, Yorkshire 33 7755 171 13.07


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