1951 English cricket season

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1951 English cricket season
1950
1952

The 1951 English cricket season produced a surprise championship win for Warwickshire, their first for forty years and only the second in their history. It was noteworthy for the period in being the first achieved under a professional captain, Tom Dollery, one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1952. His award particularly noted his captaincy.[1] It was a comfortable victory as Warwickshire won 16 matches while second-placed Yorkshire won four less and lost twice convincingly to Warwickshire.[2]

South Africa toured England to compete in a test series in which England won 3-1.[3]

Honours[edit]

Test series[edit]

England defeated South Africa 3-1 with one match drawn.

County Championship[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

1951 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Peter May 43 2339 178* 68.79 9
Denis Compton 40 2193 172 64.50 8
John Dewes 10 515 116* 64.37 2
Fred Jakeman 41 1989 258* 56.82 6
Jack Robertson 56 2917 201* 56.09 7
1951 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Jack Robertson 56 2917 201* 56.09 7
Peter May 43 2339 178* 68.79 9
Tom Graveney 50 2291 201 48.74 8
Denis Compton 40 2193 172 64.50 8
Len Hutton 47 2145 194* 55.00 7
Don Kenyon 59 2145 145 40.47 6

Leading bowlers[edit]

1951 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Bob Appleyard 7880 391 2829 200 14.14
Brian Statham 4286 178 1466 97 15.11
Alec Bedser 6600 338 2024 130 15.56
Jim McConnon 5176 238 2186 136 16.07
John Warr 2696 119 1011 59 17.13
1951 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Bob Appleyard 7880 391 2829 200 14.14
Jack Young 10022 735 2976 157 18.95
Jim Laker 7809 400 2681 149 17.99
Eric Hollies 8360 500 2566 145 17.69
Roly Jenkins 7147 219 3342 143 23.37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Dollery". Wisden. 1952. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Warwickshire in First-Class Matches in 1951". CricketArchive Oracles. Warwickshire CCC. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  3. ^ 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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