1894 English cricket season

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The 1894 English cricket season saw a close battle play out for the County Championship title between Surrey and last year's champions Yorkshire. Before the round of 23 August, the two teams were tied on 10 points, with one match left to play and all other teams hopelessly distanced. Yorkshire travelled to Taunton in Somerset, and after the first day was rained off, Somerset had to bat on a rain-affected pitch. George Herbert Hirst took seven for 32 as Somerset fell to 99, but Yorkshire never got the chance to reply as the third day was rained off. Meanwhile, in Sussex, Tom Richardson and Bill Lockwood roared through the hosts' batting line-up, bowling them out for 44 and 109 and securing Surrey victory by an innings and 15 runs – and the Championship title.

Honours[edit]

County Championship[edit]

Final table[edit]

County Championship 1894 – Final Standings
Team P W L D T A Pts
1 Surrey 16 13 2 0 1 0 11
2 Yorkshire 16 12 2 1 0 1 10
3 Middlesex 16 8 5 3 0 0 3
4 Lancashire 16 7 7 1 1 0 0
4 Kent 16 6 6 3 0 1 0
6 Somerset 16 6 7 3 0 0 −1
7 Nottinghamshire 16 4 8 4 0 0 −4
8 Sussex 16 3 11 2 0 0 −8
9 Gloucestershire 16 2 13 1 0 0 −11

Points system:

  • 1 for a win
  • 0 for a draw, a tie or an abandoned match
  • -1 for a loss

Most runs in the County Championship[edit]

1894 County Championship – leading batsmen
Name Team Matches Runs Average 100s 50s
Billy Gunn Nottinghamshire 13 851 37.00 2 5
Bill Brockwell Surrey 16 754 34.27 3 3
Albert Ward Lancashire 16 751 26.82 2 4
Lionel Palairet Somerset 16 748 25.79 1 5
Frank Sugg Lancashire 16 717 28.68 2 3

Most wickets in the County Championship[edit]

1893 County Championship – leading bowlers
Name Team Matches Balls bowled Wickets taken Average
Arthur Mold Lancashire 16 4094 144 11.36
Tom Richardson Surrey 14 2951 120 11.31
John Hearne Middlesex 16 4833 119 14.03
Walter Hearne Kent 15 3569 99 13.35
Ted Wainwright Yorkshire 15 2617 97 10.17

Overall first-class statistics[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

1893 English cricket season – leading batsmen
Name Team(s) Matches Runs Average 100s 50s
Bill Brockwell Players, South of England, Surrey 32 1491 38.23 5 6
Bobby Abel Players, South of England, Surrey 31 1447 34.45 4 6
Jack Brown North of England, Yorkshire 31 1399 30.41 3 8
WG Grace Gentlemen, Gloucestershire, MCC, South of England 27 1293 29.38 3 5
Albert Ward Lancashire, North of England, Players 28 1176 25.02 2 6

Leading bowlers[edit]

1893 English cricket season – leading bowlers
Name Team(s) Matches Balls bowled Wickets taken Average
Arthur Mold England, Lancashire, North of England, Players 28 6493 207 12.30
Tom Richardson Surrey 23 4669 196 10.32
John Hearne MCC, Middlesex, Players, South of England 31 7430 195 14.04
Edward Wainwright North of England, Players, Yorkshire 28 5438 166 12.73
Bill Lockwood Players, South of England, Surrey 28 4472 150 14.88

Annual reviews[edit]

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