1890 English cricket season

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1890 English cricket season
1889
1891

The 1890 cricket season was the 293rd in England since the earliest known definite reference to cricket in January 1597 (i.e., Old Style – 1598 New Style), and the first in which the County Championship was held as an official competition, following agreement between Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the leading county clubs at a meeting in December 1889. Surrey became the first official county champions after winning nine out of fourteen games.[1] [2]

In Test cricket, England, captained by W. G. Grace, defeated Australia in a three-match series by 2–0 to win The Ashes. It was the 13th test series between the sides.[3] William Gunn of Nottinghamshire was the season's highest runscorer (1,621); George Lohmann of Surrey took the most wickets (220).

Honours[edit]

Ashes tour[edit]

England won the three-match Test series 2–0. Only two matches were completed as one was abandoned due to persistent heavy rain:

Cumulative record - Test wins 1876-1890
England 18
Australia 10
Drawn 4

County Championship[edit]

Overall first-class statistics[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

1890 English cricket season - leading batsmen
Name Team(s) Matches Runs Average 100s 50s
Billy Gunn England, MCC, North, Nottinghamshire, Players 30 1,621 34.48 3 3
Arthur Shrewsbury England, North, Nottinghamshire, Players 25 1,568 41.26 2 9
W. G. Grace England, Gentlemen, Gloucestershire, MCC, South 30 1,476 28.38 1 9
Billy Murdoch Australia 33 1,394 24.45 2 6
Bobby Abel Surrey 32 1,226 24.03 0 9

Leading bowlers[edit]

1890 English cricket season - leading bowlers
Name Team(s) Matches Balls bowled Wickets taken Average
George Lohmann England, Players, South, Surrey 32 8,801 220 13.62
Frederick Martin England, Kent, MCC, South 29 8,507 190 13.05
John Ferris Australia 30 7,727 186 14.28
Charles Turner Australia 31 7,528 179 14.21
Bobby Peel England, North, Players, Yorkshire 33 7,755 171 13.07

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter (1983). The Hamlyn A-Z of Cricket Records. Hamlyn Publishing Group. ISBN 0-600-34667-6. 
  2. ^ Engel, Matthew (2004). Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004, pages 493-494. John Wisden & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-947766-83-9. 
  3. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter (1983). The Hamlyn A-Z of Cricket Records. Hamlyn Publishing Group. ISBN 0-600-34667-6. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lillywhite. James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual (Red Lilly) (1891 ed.). Lillywhite. 
  • Wisden. Pardon, Charles, ed. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 28th edition (1891 ed.). London: John Wisden & Co. Ltd. 

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