1975 English cricket season

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1975 English cricket season
1974
1976

The 1975 English cricket season was notable for hosting the first-ever Cricket World Cup which was won by West Indies, who defeated Australia in an exciting final.[1]

Australia toured England to compete for the Ashes. It was the 53rd test series between the two sides which Australia won 1-0.[2]

Leicestershire won their first ever County Championship title.[2] [3]

Honours[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Test series[edit]

England played a four-Test Ashes series against Australia but lost the first at Edgbaston following Mike Denness's surprising decision to put Australia in.[4] The other three were drawn, the one at Headingley being abandoned in controversial circumstances when the pitch was destroyed overnight by political protestors. Australia therefore retained the Ashes.

Cumulative record - Test wins 1876-1975
England 71
Australia 87
Drawn 66

County Championship[edit]

Gillette Cup[edit]

Main article: 1975 Gillette Cup

Benson & Hedges Cup[edit]

Sunday League[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

1975 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Rohan Kanhai 22 1073 178* 82.53 3
Geoffrey Boycott 34 1915 201* 73.65 6
Clive Lloyd 27 1423 167* 61.86 6
Doug Walters 18 784 103* 60.30 3
Barry Richards 32 1621 135* 60.03 3
1975 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Geoffrey Boycott 34 1915 201* 73.65 6
David Steele 39 1756 126* 48.77 3
Tony Greig 37 1699 226 47.19 5
Mike Brearley 39 1656 150 53.41 4
Barry Richards 32 1621 135* 60.03 3

Leading bowlers[edit]

1975 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
David Steele 453 34 148 11 13.45
Andy Roberts 2511 141 901 57 15.80
Mike Hendrick 2959 148 1077 68 15.83
Bernard Julien 1620 76 707 40 17.67
Peter Lever 2515 116 1098 61 18.00
1975 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Peter Lee 4799 199 2067 112 18.45
Sarfraz Nawaz 4342 173 2051 101 20.30
John Lever 4225 155 1807 85 21.25
Bishan Bedi 4640 227 1973 85 23.21
Malcolm Nash 4412 192 2002 85 23.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Indies victory heralds a new era". ESPN Cricinfo. 
  2. ^ a b Wynne-Thomas, Peter (1983). The Hamlyn A-Z of Cricket Records. Hamlyn Publishing Group. ISBN 0-600-34667-6. 
  3. ^ Engel, Matthew (2004). Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004, pages 493-494. John Wisden & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-947766-83-9. 
  4. ^ Playfair Cricket Annual 1976, p8.

Annual reviews[edit]

External links[edit]