1965 English cricket season

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The 1965 English cricket season was the first season since the 1912 Triangular Tournament in which England played Test series against two touring sides. In the first half of a damp summer, New Zealand were the tourists, and England won all three matches. The South African side that toured in the second half of the season proved much tougher opposition, and won the three-match Test series one-nil, with two matches drawn. This was the last tour of England by a South African side before the ending of sporting links because of apartheid.

The season also marked the end of Fred Trueman's international career, although he did not retire from first-class cricket until the end of the 1968 season.

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 10 2 2
1 Worcestershire 28 13 4 10 1 1 6 144
2 Northamptonshire 28 13 4 9 2 0 5 140
3 Glamorgan 28 12 6 8 2 2 4 132
4 Yorkshire 28 9 4 14 1 1 11 114
5 Kent 28 8 5 14 1 0 8 96
6 Middlesex 28 8 7 12 1 0 7 94
7 Somerset 28 8 11 8 1 2 4 92
8 Surrey 28 7 4 15 2 1 8 92
9 Derbyshire 28 7 9 11 1 2 6 86
10 Gloucestershire 28 7 8 11 2 1 5 82
11 Warwickshire 28 5 5 18 0 1 9 70
12 Hampshire 28 5 4 17 2 0 8 66
13 Lancashire 28 5 13 9 1 0 5 60
14 Leicestershire 28 5 11 11 1 2 2 58
15 Essex 28 4 7 16 1 0 7 54
16 Sussex 28 4 10 14 0 2 4 52
17 Nottinghamshire 28 3 11 13 1 3 6 48
  • Note: Surrey record includes six points for first innings lead in match restricted by weather to last third of time allotted.

Test series[edit]

For the first time since the 1912 Triangular Tournament, England hosted two series in one season. The visitors were New Zealand and South Africa, who played three Tests each against England. This was to be the last South African tour for over 25 years. Opposition to the country's apartheid policy was increasing.

England were far too strong for New Zealand, winning all three matches, John Edrich scoring 310* in the final match at Headingley. He put on 369 with Ken Barrington for the second wicket. This was the culmination of a remarkable run of form for Edrich. In nine successive innings (the first eight being for Surrey) he scored 139, 121*, 205*, 55, 96, 188, 92, 105 and 310*.

South Africa, a young and improving side, were a far tougher proposition. Their players included Graeme Pollock and his brother Peter, Colin Bland and Eddie Barlow. South Africa won the series 1-0, with two matches drawn, thanks to the Pollock brothers, who were mainly responsible for their win by 94 runs in the Second Test at Trent Bridge. In overcast conditions, ideal for Tom Cartwright in particular, Graeme scored 125 out of 160 in 140 minutes, the last 91 coming in 70 minutes. He had come in at 16-2, and the score had declined to 80-5, before his partnerships with the captain, Peter van der Merwe, and Richard Dumbrill enabled the score to reach 269. He made another 59 in the second innings. His brother contributed bowling figures of 5-53 and 5-34.

Leading batsmen[edit]

1965 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Colin Cowdrey 43 2093 196* 63.42 5
John Edrich 44 2319 310* 62.67 8
Graeme Pollock 24 1147 203* 57.35 3
Peter Parfitt 44 1774 128 50.68 3
Tom Graveney 45 1768 126 49.11 4
Basil d'Oliveira 45 1691 163 43.35 6
1965 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
John Edrich 44 2319 310* 62.67 8
Colin Cowdrey 43 2093 196* 63.42 5
David Green 63 2037 85 32.85 -
Eric Russell 54 1930 156 39.38 4
Alan Jones 57 1837 142 36.74 5
  • Note: David Green's record of 2000 runs in a season without a single century has not been equalled. The second highest total of runs with no century in a season in 1,709 by C.B. Harris in 1935. George Ulyett in 1883 with a highest innings of 84 was only eleven runs short of the leading run-scorer.

Leading bowlers[edit]

1965 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Harold Rhodes 3881 187 1314 119 11.04
Brian Jackson 4847 262 1491 120 12.42
Brian Statham 4626 205 1716 137 12.52
Tom Cartwright 4411 305 1505 108 13.93
Fred Trueman 4528 180 1811 127 14.25
1965 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Derek Shackleton 7476 529 2316 144 16.08
Jack Flavell 5460 217 2100 142 14.78
Brian Statham 4626 205 1716 137 12.52
Fred Trueman 4528 180 1811 127 14.25
Barry Knight 6098 216 2363 125 18.90

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