1950 English cricket season

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The 1950 English cricket season saw a memorable Test series between England and West Indies.

Honours[edit]

County Championship Table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Lost Drawn Tied No Dec 1st inn

lead match L

1st inn

lead match D

Points
Pts 12 4 4 4
=1 Lancashire 28 16 2 10 0 0 1 6 220
=1 Surrey 28 17 4 6 0 1 0 4 220
3 Yorkshire 28 14 2 10 0 2 0 8 200
4 Warwickshire 28 8 6 13 0 1 1 8 132
5 Derbyshire 28 8 9 9 0 2 3 4 124
6 Worcestershire 28 7 9 9 0 3 0 7 114
=7 Gloucestershire 28 6 6 16 0 0 2 9 112
=7 Somerset 28 8 8 10 0 2 1 3 112
9 Kent 28 6 12 8 1 1 3 5 108
10 Northamptonshire 28 6 4 15 0 3 2 6 104
11 Glamorgan 28 6 4 9 0 9 0 7 100
12 Hampshire 28 7 9 9 1 2 0 2 96
13 Sussex 28 5 11 11 0 1 6 2 92
14 Middlesex 28 5 12 8 0 3 2 4 84
15 Nottinghamshire 28 3 6 17 0 2 0 8 68
16 Leicestershire 28 3 13 11 0 1 2 5 64
17 Essex 28 4 12 11 0 1 0 3 60

Hampshire and Gloucestershire records include eight points each for win on first innings in match reduced by weather to one day. Hampshire v Kent at Southampton ended as a tie: Hampshire, gaining first innings lead, awarded eight points, Kent four. Worcestershire record includes two points for tie on first innings in match lost. In a damp summer, Glamorgan's record of nine matches where no decision could be made even on first innings is a record.

Test series[edit]

England lost the series 3–1 to John Goddard's West Indies who claimed four places in the Wisden Five Cricketers of the Year (see above). Not only was this the first time that West Indies had won a series in England, but they had never previously won a Test in the country. Ramadhin had match figures of 11–152 at Lord's, and his "spin twin" Valentine had figures of 11–204 at Old Trafford and 10–160 at The Oval.

Leading batsmen[edit]

1950 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Everton Weekes 33 2310 304* 79.65 7
Willie Watson 12 684 132 68.40 3
Frank Worrell 31 1775 261 68.26 6
Reg Simpson 47 2576 243* 62.82 8
John Dewes 45 2432 212 59.31 9
Leonard Hutton 40 2128 202* 57.51 6
Murray Hofmeyr 21 1063 161 55.94 4
1950 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Reg Simpson 47 2576 243* 62.82 8
John Dewes 45 2432 212 59.31 9
Laurie Fishlock 59 2417 147 44.75 6
John Langridge 65 2412 241 40.20 5
George Cox junior 55 2369 165* 49.35 6

Watson missed a lot of the season because he was in the England football team that contested the 1950 World Cup in Brazil.

Leading bowlers[edit]

1950 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Roy Tattersall 8428 501 2623 193 13.59
Sonny Ramadhin 6262 398 2009 135 14.88
Jim Laker 8399 530 2544 166 15.32
Emrys Davies 2478 131 923 57 16.19
Brian Statham 1805 82 613 37 16.56
Johnny Wardle 9773 743 2909 174 16.71
1950 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Roy Tattersall 8428 501 2623 193 13.59
Johnny Wardle 9773 743 2909 174 16.71
Jim Laker 8399 530 2544 166 15.32
Doug Wright 5577 187 3140 151 20.79
Eric Hollies 7969 488 2713 144 18.84

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