1977 English cricket season

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1977 English cricket season
1976
1978

The 1977 English cricket season was played out in the aftermath of the Kerry Packer affair. Geoffrey Boycott returned to Test cricket and managed to score his 100th career century in the Headingley Test. An Australian team that was clearly affected by Packer proved to be no match for an England side that stayed together despite the controversy. Australia toured England to compete for the Ashes. It was the 55th test series between the two sides which England won 3-0.[1]

The County Championship title was shared for only the third time in history after Middlesex and Kent finished on the same points.[2] [1]

Honours[edit]

Test series[edit]

Cumulative record - Test wins 1876-1977
England 74
Australia 88
Drawn 68

County Championship[edit]

Gillette Cup[edit]

Main article: 1977 Gillette Cup

Benson & Hedges Cup[edit]

Sunday League[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

1977 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Geoffrey Boycott 30 1701 191 68.04 7
Viv Richards 35 2161 241* 65.48 7
Gordon Greenidge 32 1771 208 61.06 6
Greg Chappell 25 1182 161* 59.10 5
Graham Roope 31 1431 115 55.03 5
1977 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Viv Richards 35 2161 241* 65.48 7
Gordon Greenidge 32 1771 208 61.06 6
Ken McEwan 37 1702 218 51.57 8
Geoffrey Boycott 30 1701 191 68.04 7
Zaheer Abbas 36 1584 205* 52.80 5

Leading bowlers[edit]

1977 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Bob Woolmer 805 50 289 19 15.21
Mike Hendrick 3376 189 1068 67 15.94
Wayne Daniel 3097 142 1233 75 16.44
Sarfraz Nawaz 2920 130 1246 73 17.06
Richard Hills 1293 60 566 33 17.15
1977 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Mike Procter 4665 226 1967 109 18.04
Ian Botham 3995 149 1983 88 22.53
Geoff Miller 3934 224 1551 87 17.82
John Shepherd 4432 216 1734 87 19.93
Dilip Doshi 5705 288 2442 82 29.78

References[edit]

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

External sources[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]