1949 English cricket season

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1949 English cricket season
1948
1950

The 1949 English cricket season saw the 1949 County Championship being shared for the first time since the official competition began in 1890.[1] New Zealand toured England to compete in a test series where all four matches were drawn.[1]

Honours[edit]

County Championship[edit]

Test series[edit]

New Zealand tour[edit]

England and New Zealand drew all four Test matches.

Leading batsmen[edit]

1949 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Joe Hardstaff junior 40 2251 162* 72.61 8
Len Hutton 56 3429 269* 68.58 12
Peter May 12 695 175 63.18 1
Reg Simpson 46 2525 238 63.12 6
Martin Donnelly 45 2287 206 61.81 5
John Thompson 12 609 103 60.90 2
1949 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Len Hutton 56 3429 269* 68.58 12
John Langridge 53 2914 234* 60.70 12
Bert Sutcliffe 49 2627 243 59.70 7
Denis Compton 56 2530 182 48.65 9
Reg Simpson 46 2525 238 63.12 6
Laurie Fishlock 56 2426 210 45.77 7

Leading bowlers[edit]

1949 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Ron Aspinall 799 32 289 30 9.63
Tom Goddard 7124 326 3069 160 19.18
Abdul Hafeez Kardar 5537 366 1777 92 19.31
Dick Howorth 6682 386 2278 117 19.47
Horace Hazell 5539 303 2065 106 19.48
1949 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Roly Jenkins 6877 187 3879 183 21.19
Eric Hollies 9766 584 3413 166 20.56
Tom Goddard 7124 326 3069 160 19.18
Jack Young 8721 526 2948 150 19.65
Jack Walsh 6367 135 3800 132 28.78

References[edit]

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

Annual reviews[edit]

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