1952 English cricket season

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The 1952 English cricket season saw the beginning of Surrey's period of dominance as they won the first of seven successive County Championships.

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 8/4 4 4
1 Surrey 28 20 3 5 0 0 0 4 256
2 Yorkshire 28 17 2 8 0 1 0 5 224
3 Lancashire 28 12 3 11 1 1 1 8 188
4 Derbyshire 28 11 8 9 0 0 2 6 164
5 Middlesex 28 11 12 4 0 1 0 1 136
6 Leicestershire 28 9 9 9 0 1 1 5 132
7 Glamorgan 28 8 7 13 0 0 2 6 130
8 Northamptonshire 28 7 8 12 0 1 3 8 128
9 Gloucestershire 28 7 10 11 0 0 4 6 124
=10 Essex 28 8 4 13 1 2 1 4 120
=10 Warwickshire 28 8 10 8 1 1 0 4 120
12 Hampshire 28 7 11 9 0 1 4 3 112
13 Sussex 28 7 12 6 1 2 0 2 96
14 Worcestershire 28 6 11 10 0 1 1 3 90
15 Kent 28 5 15 8 0 0 2 4 84
16 Nottinghamshire 28 3 11 13 0 1 2 7 72
17 Somerset 28 2 12 13 0 1 1 4 44

Warwickshire and Lancashire records include eight points for a tied match with first innings lead; Sussex and Essex records include four points for tied match without first innings lead. Glamorgan and Worcestershire records include two points each for tie on first innings in drawn match.

Test series[edit]

England defeated India 3-0 with one match rained off in a four-match series. India had no answer to the pace of Fred Trueman and the guile of Alec Bedser, who between them took 49 Test wickets.

Leading batsmen[edit]

1952 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
David Sheppard 39 2262 239* 64.62 10
Peter May 47 2498 197 62.45 10
Leonard Hutton 45 2567 189 61.11 11
Ted Lester 42 1786 178 49.61 6
Willie Watson 43 1651 114 48.55 3
1952 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Leonard Hutton 45 2567 189 61.11 11
Peter May 47 2498 197 62.45 10
Don Kenyon 60 2489 171 42.91 7
Jack Robertson 64 2337 162 37.69 2
Bill Edrich 63 2281 239 38.66 6

Leading bowlers[edit]

1952 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Fred Trueman 1694 57 841 61 13.78
Alec Bedser 7114 296 2530 154 16.42
Tony Lock 6658 416 2237 131 17.07
Charles Grove 5673 240 2022 118 17.13
Len Muncer 5174 259 1816 105 17.29
1952 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Johnny Wardle 11144 810 3460 177 19.54
Jack Young 8641 514 3241 163 19.88
Alec Bedser 7114 296 2530 154 16.42
Cliff Gladwin 7550 402 2917 152 19.19
Roy Tattersall 6995 409 2586 146 17.71

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