1949 English cricket season

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The 1949 English cricket season saw the County Championship being shared for the first time since the official competition began in 1890.

Honours[edit]

County Championship Table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Lost Drawn No Dec 1st inn

lead match L

1st inn

lead match D

Points
Pts 12 4 4
1 Middlesex 26 14 3 9 0 1 5 192
1 Yorkshire 26 14 2 10 0 0 6 192
3 Worcestershire 26 12 7 7 0 2 5 172
4 Warwickshire 26 12 5 8 1 0 6 168
5 Surrey 26 11 8 6 1 2 4 156
6 Northamptonshire 26 10 7 9 0 2 3 140
7 Gloucestershire 26 10 7 7 2 0 3 132
8 Glamorgan 26 7 6 12 1 2 7 120
=9 Essex 26 7 9 10 0 0 6 108
=9 Somerset 26 8 15 3 0 2 1 108
=11 Lancashire 26 6 7 13 0 0 7 100
=11 Nottinghamshire 26 6 5 13 2 0 7 100
=13 Kent 26 7 15 4 0 1 2 96
=13 Sussex 26 7 10 7 2 1 2 96
15 Derbyshire 26 6 13 6 1 2 2 88
16 Hampshire 26 6 13 6 1 2 1 84
17 Leicestershire 26 3 14 8 1 3 2 56

Test series[edit]

England and New Zealand drew all four Test matches.

Leading batsmen[edit]

1949 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Joe Hardstaff junior 40 2251 162* 72.61 8
Len Hutton 56 3429 269* 68.58 12
Peter May 12 695 175 63.18 1
Reg Simpson 46 2525 238 63.12 6
Martin Donnelly 45 2287 206 61.81 5
John Thompson 12 609 103 60.90 2
1949 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Len Hutton 56 3429 269* 68.58 12
John Langridge 53 2914 234* 60.70 12
Bert Sutcliffe 49 2627 243 59.70 7
Denis Compton 56 2530 182 48.65 9
Reg Simpson 46 2525 238 63.12 6
Laurie Fishlock 56 2426 210 45.77 7

Leading bowlers[edit]

1949 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Ron Aspinall 799 32 289 30 9.63
Tom Goddard 7124 326 3069 160 19.18
Abdul Hafeez Kardar 5537 366 1777 92 19.31
Dick Howorth 6682 386 2278 117 19.47
Horace Hazell 5539 303 2065 106 19.48
1949 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Roly Jenkins 6877 187 3879 183 21.19
Eric Hollies 9766 584 3413 166 20.56
Tom Goddard 7124 326 3069 160 19.18
Jack Young 8721 526 2948 150 19.65
Jack Walsh 6367 135 3800 132 28.78

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