1875 English cricket season
The 1875 English cricket season saw Nottinghamshire regain its place as the unofficial "Champion County". It was in many ways the last season before pitches began to improve and produce much heavier scoring: it was definitely the last season where "dead shooters" were frequently seen at Lord's before the heavy roller made for regular bounce there.
Leading batsmen (qualification 20 innings)
|1875 English season leading batsmen|
|Name||Team||Matches||Innings||Not outs||Runs||Highest score||Average||100s||50s|
|W. G. Grace||Gloucestershire
|A. N. Hornby||Lancashire
|13||22||1||646||78 not out||30.76||0||4|
|Fred Grace||Gloucestershire||22||39||4||978||180 not out||27.94||3||2|
Leading bowlers (qualification 800 balls)
|1875 English season leading bowlers|
|Name||Team||Balls bowled||Runs conceded||Wickets taken||Average||Best bowling||5 wickets
- Hampshire County Cricket Club returned to first-class county cricket after four seasons absence.
- 18 August: formation of Somerset County Cricket Club by a team of amateurs at a meeting in Sidmouth, Devonshire, immediately after a match against a local side.
a An unofficial seasonal title sometimes proclaimed by consensus of media and historians prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship was constituted. Although there are ante-dated claims prior to 1873, when residence qualifications were introduced, it is only since that ruling that any quasi-official status can be ascribed.
- John Lillywhite’s Cricketer’s Companion (Green Lilly), Lillywhite, 1876
- James Lillywhite’s Cricketers’ Annual (Red Lilly), Lillywhite, 1876
- John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack 1876