1959 English cricket season

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1959 English cricket season

The 1959 English cricket season saw the inauguration of the Second XI Championship which was to end the involvement of first-class counties in the Minor Counties Championship, though it took several years before all county second XIs switched to the new competition. The season marked the end of Surrey's sequence of seven Championships, with Yorkshire winning the title.[1] [2]

India toured England to compete in a test series with England winning 5-0.[3]


Test series[edit]

England won all five Tests against a disappointing India, including three innings victories. This was the first time England had won all five Tests in a single series.

County Championship[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

Vijay Manjrekar topped the averages with 755 runs @ 68.63. M.J.K. Smith scored most runs, with 3249 @ 57.94.

Leading bowlers[edit]

Brian Statham topped the averages with 139 wickets @ 15.01


  1. ^ Engel, Matthew (2004). Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004, pages 493-494. John Wisden & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-947766-83-9. 
  2. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter (1983). The Hamlyn A-Z of Cricket Records. Hamlyn Publishing Group. ISBN 0-600-34667-6. 
  3. ^ "India in England, 1959". ESPN Cricinfo. 

Annual reviews[edit]

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