1868 English cricket season

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1868 English cricket season
1867
1869

1868 was the 82nd season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). It featured the tour by the team of Australian Aboriginals.

Playing record (by county)[1][edit]

County Played Won Lost Tied Drawn
Cambridgeshire 2 1 1 0 0
Kent 7 4 2 1 0
Lancashire 4 2 2 0 0
Middlesex 2 1 1 0 0
Nottinghamshire 6 5 1 0 0
Surrey 12 5 6 1 0
Sussex 6 2 4 0 0
Yorkshire 5 4 1 0 0
[a]

Owing to an exceptionally hot and dry summer, and the absence of the forthcoming revolution of the heavy roller,[2] 1868 was to be the last season in which every county match was finished outright.

Leading batsmen (qualification 10 innings)[edit]

1868 English season leading batsmen[3]
Name Team Matches Innings Not outs Runs Highest score Average 100s 50s
W. G. Grace Gentlemen
South of England
7 11 2 588 134 not out 65.33 3 2
Isaac Walker MCC
Middlesex
13 24 5 661 165 34.78 1 3
James Lillywhite Sussex 13 24 6 631 126 not out 30.04 1 4
Henry Richardson Cambridge University
Kent
Middlesex
10 16 1 431 143 28.73 1 3
George Savile Cambridge University
Yorkshire
7 11 0 294 105 26.72 1 2

Leading bowlers (qualification 800 balls)[edit]

1868 English season leading bowlers[4]
Name Team Balls bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Average Best bowling 5 wickets
in innings
10 wickets
in match
Thomas Hearne MCC
Middlesex
957 279 33 8.45 5/20 1 0
Tom Emmett Yorkshire 1628 528 60 8.80 9/34 5 1
George Freeman Yorkshire 1560 454 46 9.86 8/11 6 2
Edgar Willsher Kent 3999 1128 113 9.98 7/44 12 6
George Howitt Middlesex
Nottinghamshire
2262 734 71 10.33 6/17 6 2

Events[edit]

Notes[edit]

a Hampshire, though regarded until 1885 as first-class, played no inter-county matches between 1868 and 1869 or 1871 and 1874.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter; The Rigby A-Z of Cricket Records; p. 53 ISBN 072701868X
  2. ^ Green, Benny; Wisden Anthology 1864-1900 p. 604 ISBN 0354085557
  3. ^ First Class Batting in England in 1868
  4. ^ First Class Bowling in England in 1868
  5. ^ See Wisden, John (editor); John Wisden’s Cricketers’ Almanac; Eighth Edition (1871); pp. 148-149
  6. ^ Rae, Simon W. G. Grace: A Life; p. 77. ISBN 978-0-571-17855-1.
  7. ^ Gentlemen of Middlesex v The Clowns in 1868

Annual reviews[edit]

  • John Lillywhite's Cricketer's Companion (Green Lilly), Lillywhite, 1869
  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 10 (1867-1868), Lillywhite, 1869

External links[edit]