1901 English cricket season

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1901 English cricket season
Cricket formats first-class, minor counties

Yorkshire defended their County Championship title in the 1901 English cricket season, though, unlike in 1900 when they had been unbeaten, they lost one game during the season, to 12th-placed Somerset.

Middlesex finished second, winning six of their eight finished games, but had the highest percentage of draws of anyone save Essex. Once again, Ranjitsinhji contributed more than 2,000 runs to Sussex' cause, and with 2,000 runs from C. B. Fry as well, the team finished fourth in the table - beaten, however, by Lancashire, whose England Test batsman Johnny Tyldesley contributed 2,605 runs.

Honours[edit]

South African tour[edit]

South Africa made its second tour of England in 1901, following the inaugural tour in 1894. This time, the team played first-class cricket, mainly against county opposition, but no Test matches.

South Africa played 15 first-class games with 5 wins, 9 defeats and 1 tied match. Their overall record was 25 matches, 13 wins, 9 defeats, 2 draws and 1 tied match.

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 1901 - Final Standings
Team P W L D A Pts GC1 Pts/GC (as %)
1 Yorkshire 28 20 1 6 1 19 21 90.48
2 Middlesex 18 6 2 10 0 4 8 50.00
3 Lancashire 28 11 5 12 0 6 16 37.50
4 Sussex 24 8 4 12 0 4 12 33.33
5 Warwickshire 16 7 4 5 0 3 11 27.27
6 Surrey 28 7 6 14 1 1 13 7.69
=7 Hampshire 18 6 6 6 0 0 12 0.00
=7 Kent 22 7 7 7 1 0 14 0.00
9 Nottinghamshire 20 5 6 8 1 -1 11 -9.09
10 Essex 22 4 5 12 1 -1 9 -11.11
11 Worcestershire 22 7 10 4 1 -3 17 -17.65
=12 Leicestershire 20 4 10 5 1 -6 14 -42.86
=12 Somerset 18 4 10 3 1 -6 14 -42.86
14 Gloucestershire 24 3 10 11 0 -7 13 -53.85
15 Derbyshire 20 0 13 7 0 -13 13 -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]

1901 County Championship - leading batsmen
Name Team Matches Runs Average 100s 50s
Johnny Tyldesley Lancashire 28 2605 60.58 8 13
C. B. Fry Sussex 23 2382 74.43 9 10
Bobby Abel Surrey 27 2264 50.31 5 14
Ranjitsinhji Sussex 21 2067 76.55 7 8
Tom Hayward Surrey 25 2039 58.25 2 17

Most wickets in the County Championship[edit]

1901 County Championship - leading bowlers
Name Team Matches Balls bowled Wickets taken Average
Wilfred Rhodes Yorkshire 27 6934 196 13.59
George Hirst Yorkshire 27 5093 135 16.75
Fred Tate Sussex 24 6055 126 20.00
Frederick Roberts Gloucestershire 22 5700 118 22.56
Charles Llewellyn Hampshire 18 5460 115 23.25
Tom Richardson Surrey 24 5726 115 23.65

Overall first-class statistics[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

1901 English cricket season - leading batsmen
Name Team(s) Matches Runs Average 100s 50s
Bobby Abel England, Players, Surrey 38 3309 55.15 7 21
C.B. Fry Gentlemen, London County, Sussex 29 3147 78.67 13 10
Johnny Tyldesley England, Lancashire, Players, Under 30s 35 3041 55.29 9 14
Tom Hayward England, Players, Surrey 36 2535 50.70 2 21
Ranjitsinhji England, Gentlemen, London County, MCC, Sussex 27 2468 70.51 8 10

Leading bowlers[edit]

1901 English cricket season - leading bowlers
Name Team(s) Matches Balls bowled Wickets taken Average
Wilfred Rhodes Players, Under 30s, Yorkshire 37 9391 251 15.12
George Hirst Players, Under 30s, Yorkshire 36 6813 183 16.38
Albert Trott MCC, Middlesex, Players 29 7735 176 21.78
Tom Richardson Surrey 32 7762 159 23.25
Fred Tate Sussex 27 6814 142 19.50

References[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • H S Altham, A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914), George Allen & Unwin, 1962
  • Roy Webber, The Playfair Book of Cricket Records, Playfair Books, 1951

External links[edit]