1895 County Championship

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1895 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket (3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Surrey (5th title)
Participants 14
Matches played 131
Most runs Bobby Abel
(1,787 for Surrey)[1]
Most wickets Tom Richardson
(239 for Surrey)[2]
1894
1896

The 1895 County Championship was the sixth officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 6 May to 2 September 1895. Surrey claimed their fifth title, which was decided by the percentage of completed matches by each side.[3]

The competition saw the first participation in the competition by Derbyshire, Essex, Hampshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire.

Table[edit]

  • One point was awarded for a win, and one point was taken away for each loss. Final placings were decided by dividing the number of points earned by the number of completed matches (i.e. those that ended in win or loss).
Team Pld W T L D A Pts Fin %Fin
Surrey 26 17 0 4 5 0 13 21 61.91
Lancashire 22 14 0 4 3 1 10 18 55.56
Yorkshire 26 14 0 7 5 0 7 21 33.33
Gloucestershire 18 8 0 6 4 0 2 14 14.29
Derbyshire 16 5 0 4 7 0 1 9 11.11
Middlesex 18 6 0 6 6 0 0 12 0.00
Warwickshire 18 6 0 6 6 0 0 12 0.00
Somerset 18 6 0 8 3 1 –2 14 –14.29
Essex 16 5 0 7 4 0 –2 12 –16.67
Hampshire 16 6 0 9 1 0 –3 15 –20.00
Sussex 18 5 0 9 4 0 –4 14 –28.57
Leicestershire 16 3 0 10 3 0 –7 13 –53.85
Nottinghamshire 16 3 0 10 3 0 –7 13 –53.85
Kent 18 3 0 11 4 0 –8 14 –57.14
Source: [3]

Leading averages[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
1,787 51.05 Bobby Abel Surrey
1,446 43.81 Albert Ward Lancashire
1,424 50.85 W. G. Grace Gloucestershire
1,364 41.33 K. S. Ranjitsinhji Sussex
1,167 27.13 John Tunnicliffe Yorkshire
Source: [1]
Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
239 13.78 Tom Richardson Surrey
182 13.71 Arthur Mold Lancashire
136 14.80 Bobby Peel Yorkshire
130 16.93 George Hirst Yorkshire
124 12.58 Charlie Townsend Gloucestershire
Source: [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Batting in 1895 County Championship (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Bowling in 1895 County Championship (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "County Championship 1895 Table". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 2009-06-01. Retrieved 30 May 2009. 

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