1938 English cricket season

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1938 English cricket season

The 1938 English cricket season was notable for England's remarkable total against Australia at The Oval with Len Hutton contributing a record 364. It was the 37th test series between the two sides which ended in a 1-1 draw.[1]

The 1938 County Championship was won by Yorkshire County Cricket Club for the 20th time.[2] [1]


Test series[edit]

England and Australia drew the series 1-1 with two matches drawn and one game abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Cumulative record - Test wins 1876-1938
England 55
Australia 57
Drawn 31

County Championship[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

Don Bradman topped the averages with 2429 runs @ 115.66

Leading bowlers[edit]

Bill Bowes topped the averages with 121 wickets @ 15.23


  1. ^ a b 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. 

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

External links[edit]