1893 English cricket season

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1893 English cricket season
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The 1893 English cricket season was the first year in which the official County Championship was won by a team other than Surrey, who finished fifth. Yorkshire, captained by Lord Hawke won twelve matches to take the title. It was the first of a record eight championships (1893, 1896, 1898, 1900–1902, 1905 and 1908) for Hawke as a county captain.

An Australian team toured the British Isles for the first time in three years, but lost the three-match Ashes Test series to England. It was the 15th test series between the two sides which England won 1-0.[1]

Honours[edit]

County Championship[edit]

Final table[edit]

Team P W L D Pts
1 Yorkshire 16 12 3 1 9
2 Lancashire 16 9 5 2 4
3 Middlesex 16 9 6 1 3
4 Kent 16 6 4 6 2
5 Surrey 16 7 8 1 −1
6 Nottinghamshire 16 5 7 4 −2
7 Sussex 16 4 7 5 −3
8 Somerset 16 4 8 4 −4
9 Gloucestershire 16 3 11 2 −8

Points system:

  • 1 for a win
  • 0 for a draw
  • -1 for a loss

Best batting average in the County Championship[edit]

1893 County Championship – leading batsmen
Name Team Matches Runs Average 100s 50s
Billy Gunn Nottinghamshire 16 1223 47.03 5 3
Andrew Stoddart Middlesex 14 1178 47.12 3 6
Arthur Shrewsbury Nottinghamshire 16 920 41.84 4 0
Albert Ward Lancashire 16 1035 38.33 2 5
Billy Murdoch Sussex 16 965 35.74 0 9

Most wickets in the County Championship[edit]

1893 County Championship – leading bowlers
Name Team Matches Balls bowled Wickets taken Average
John Hearne Middlesex 16 5798 137 16.04
Walter Humphreys senior Sussex 16 3219 122 16.43
Arthur Mold Lancashire 15 4104 117 14.99
Johnny Briggs Lancashire 16 4212 108 13.75
Tom Richardson Surrey 13 2686 99 14.34

Ashes tour[edit]

England won a fifth successive home series against Australia to recover The Ashes after losing them in the 1891–92 series in Australia. W. G. Grace was injured for one of the Tests, but captained England in the other two. The first Test ended in a draw, but England took advantage of a 392-run lead on first innings to beat the visitors by an innings and 43 runs in the second Test, while the third and final Test was another draw.

Cumulative record - Test wins 1876-1893
England 20
Australia 12
Drawn 6

Overall first-class statistics[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

1893 English cricket season – leading batsmen
Name Team(s) Matches Runs Average 100s 50s
Andrew Stoddart England, Gentlemen, MCC, Middlesex, South of England 28 2072 42.28 4 13
Billy Gunn England, MCC, Nottinghamshire, Players 30 2057 42.85 7 8
W. G. Grace England, Gentlemen, Gloucestershire, MCC, South of England 28 1609 35.75 1 11
Arthur Shrewsbury England, Nottinghamshire, Players 25 1586 40.66 5 7
Albert Ward England, Lancashire, North of England 24 1435 35.87 2 8

Leading bowlers[edit]

1893 English cricket season – leading bowlers
Name Team(s) Matches Balls bowled Wickets taken Average
John Hearne MCC, Middlesex, Players, South of England 29 8709 212 16.47
Tom Richardson England, Players, South of England, Surrey 23 4969 174 15.40
Johnny Briggs England, Lancashire, North of England, Players 28 6820 166 15.89
Arthur Mold England, Lancashire, North of England, Players 28 6409 166 16.96
Bill Lockwood England, Players, South of England, Surrey 27 4652 150 16.78
Walter Humphreys senior South of England, Sussex 21 4044 150 17.32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter (1983). The Hamlyn A-Z of Cricket Records. Hamlyn Publishing Group. ISBN 0-600-34667-6. 

Annual reviews[edit]

External links[edit]