1953 English cricket season

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The 1953 English cricket season saw a tight Test series between England and Australia that was settled, after four drawn matches, in the final Test at The Oval, where England won to reclaim The Ashes for the first time since the Bodyline series of 1932/33.

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 Surrey 28 13 4 10 1 0 7 184
2 Sussex 28 11 3 13 1 1 8 168
=3 Lancashire 28 10 4 10 4 1 8 156
=3 Leicestershire 28 10 7 11 0 3 6 156
5 Middlesex 28 10 5 11 1 1 5 150
=6 Derbyshire 28 9 7 9 3 2 5 136
=6 Gloucestershire 28 9 7 10 2 2 5 136
8 Nottinghamshire 28 9 10 8 1 4 1 128
9 Warwickshire 28 6 7 14 1 2 11 124
10 Glamorgan 28 8 4 14 2 0 6 120
11 Northamptonshire 28 6 3 15 3 2 7 114
=12 Essex 28 6 7 13 2 1 6 100
=12 Yorkshire 28 6 6 13 3 1 6 100
14 Hampshire 28 6 11 11 0 2 4 96
15 Worcestershire 28 5 12 10 1 1 2 72
16 Kent 28 4 14 8 2 1 3 64
17 Somerset 28 2 19 6 1 0 3 36

The match between Northamptonshire and Middlesex at Peterborough ended in a tie, and both sides were awarded six points.

Test series[edit]

England recovered the Ashes, having lost them as long ago as 1934, by winning the final Test against Australia after the first four matches were all drawn.

Leading batsmen[edit]

1953 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Neil Harvey 35 2040 202* 65.80 10
Len Hutton 44 2458 241 63.02 8
Jock Livingston 36 1710 140 57.00 7
Keith Miller 31 1433 262* 51.17 4
Peter May 59 2554 159 51.08 8
Raman Subba Row 46 1823 146* 50.63 4
Desmond Barrick 38 1530 166* 49.35 3
1953 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Bill Edrich 60 2557 211 47.35 5
Peter May 59 2554 159 51.08 8
Reg Simpson 60 2505 157 45.54 7
Len Hutton 44 2458 241 63.02 8
Don Kenyon 58 2439 238* 44.34 6

Leading bowlers[edit]

1953 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Jack Bailey 760 35 326 25 13.04
Charles Knott 1325 65 521 38 13.71
Les Jackson 4450 230 1574 103 15.28
Tony Lock 4394 282 1590 100 15.90
Tom Graveney 567 19 324 20 16.20
1953 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Bruce Dooland 7995 461 2852 172 16.58
Roy Tattersall 7086 348 2974 164 18.13
Alec Bedser 7518 340 2702 162 16.67
Derek Shackleton 7318 328 3070 150 20.46
Johnny Wardle 9633 601 3540 146 24.24

References[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • Ray Robinson, On Top Down Under, Cassell, 1975

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