1900 English cricket season

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1900 English cricket season
Cricket formats first-class, minor counties

The 1900 English cricket season saw Yorkshire finish the season unbeaten in the County Championship, the first time this had happened since the start of the official championship in 1890. They therefore became county champions, while defending champions Surrey finished in the middle of the pack in seventh. Lancashire were second, and the matches between the two top teams both ended in draws; Yorkshire made 230 in the first innings of the first game, compared to Lancashire's 96, but still could not force a victory, and in the second - with a crowd of over 44,000 present over three days at Old Trafford - Yorkshire took a lead of seven runs on first innings, but as only two and a half hours of play had been possible on the second day, the game was drawn. Sussex, who finished third with 18 of 24 matches drawn, enjoyed 2,000 runs from Ranjitsinhji for the second season running, as he bettered the record for most runs in a Championship season to 2,563. There were no international matches during this season.

Honours[edit]

County Championship[edit]

Final table[edit]

The final County Championship table is shown below. One point was awarded for a win, none for a draw, and minus one for a loss. Positions were decided on percentage of points over completed games.

County Championship 1900 - Final Standings
Team P W L D Pts GC1 Pts/GC (as %)
1 Yorkshire 28 16 0 12 16 16 100.00
2 Lancashire 28 15 2 11 13 17 76.47
3 Kent 22 8 4 10 4 12 33.33
3 Sussex 24 4 2 18 2 6 33.33
5 Nottinghamshire 18 7 4 7 3 11 27.27
6 Warwickshire 18 3 2 13 1 5 20.00
7 Gloucestershire 22 9 7 6 2 16 12.50
7 Middlesex 22 9 7 6 2 16 12.50
7 Surrey 28 9 7 12 2 16 12.50
10 Essex 22 4 6 12 -2 10 -20.00
11 Somerset 16 4 11 1 -7 15 -46.67
12 Worcestershire 22 3 10 9 -7 13 -53.85
13 Derbyshire 18 2 7 9 -5 9 -55.56
14 Leicestershire 22 3 11 8 -8 14 -57.14
15 Hampshire 22 0 16 6 -16 16 -100.00
  • 1 Games completed

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]

1900 County Championship - leading batsmen
Name Team Matches Runs Average 100s 50s
Ranjitsinhji Sussex 22 2563 85.43 9 9
Bobby Abel Surrey 22 1880 58.75 10 3
Tom Hayward Surrey 28 1850 50.00 6 8
C. B. Fry Sussex 20 1830 63.10 9 4
Gilbert Jessop Gloucestershire 22 1733 44.43 5 11

Most wickets in the County Championship[edit]

1900 County Championship - leading bowlers
Name Team Matches Balls bowled Wickets taken Average
Wilfred Rhodes Yorkshire 26 6973 206 12.29
Albert Trott Middlesex 22 6261 154 19.85
Schofield Haigh Yorkshire 28 4954 145 14.16
Walter Mead Essex 22 5323 122 15.45
Johnny Briggs Lancashire 27 6699 120 17.45

Overall first-class statistics[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

1900 English cricket season - leading batsmen
Name Team(s) Matches Runs Average 100s 50s
Ranjitsinhji Sussex 26 3065 87.57 11 10
Tom Hayward Players, South of England, Surrey 38 2693 53.86 10 11
Bobby Abel Players, South of England, Surrey 31 2592 56.34 12 7
C. B. Fry Gentlemen, London County, MCC, Sussex 26 2325 61.18 9 9
Gilbert Jessop Gentlemen, Gloucestershire, London County, South of England 31 2210 40.18 6 13

Leading bowlers[edit]

1900 English cricket season - leading bowlers
Name Team(s) Matches Balls bowled Wickets taken Average
Wilfred Rhodes North of England, Players, Yorkshire 35 9300 261 13.81
Albert Trott London County, MCC, Middlesex, Players, South of England 36 9182 211 23.33
Schofield Haigh Players, Yorkshire 33 5751 163 14.82
Fred Tate Sussex 30 6863 141 21.53
J. T. Hearne MCC, Middlesex, Players 29 6646 135 21.05

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Annual reviews[edit]

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