1874 English cricket season

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1874 English cricket season
1873
1875

1874 was the 88th season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). W. G. Grace become the first player to perform the “double” in an English season. In 21 first-class matches, he scored 1,664 runs and took 140 wickets.

Champion County[a][edit]

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

County Played Won Lost Drawn
Derbyshire 4 3 0 1
Gloucestershire 6 4 1 1
Kent 4 1 2 1
Lancashire 6 1 3 2
Middlesex 6 1 4 1
Nottinghamshire 8 5 3 0
Surrey 10 3 6 1
Sussex 8 1 5 2
Yorkshire 12 8 3 1
[c]

Leading batsmen (qualification 15 innings)[edit]

1874 English season leading batsmen[2]
Name Team Matches Innings Not outs Runs Highest score Average 100s 50s
W. G. Grace Gloucestershire
MCC
21 32 0 1664 179 52.00 8 2
Harry Jupp Surrey 21 37 2 1275 154 36.42 3 7
A. N. Hornby Lancashire
MCC
8 15 2 365 72 28.07 0 3
Henry Charlwood Sussex 16 30 5 701 100 28.04 1 2
Fred Grace Gloucestershire 18 27 4 645 103 28.04 1 2

Leading bowlers (qualification 800 balls)[edit]

1874 English season leading bowlers[3]
Name Team Balls bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Average Best bowling 5 wickets
in innings
10 wickets
in match
Thomas Lang Oxford University
Gloucestershire
1351 395 35 11.28 6/27 4 1
Martin McIntyre Nottinghamshire
All England Eleven
1002 408 36 11.33 6/18 3 0
Allen Hill Yorkshire 3075 1156 105 11.44 8/48 10 5
Tom Emmett Yorkshire 3790 1243 107 11.61 6/21 10 2
James Southerton Surrey 4857 1576 128 12.31 8/70 13 4

Notes[edit]

a An unofficial seasonal title sometimes proclaimed by consensus of media and historians prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship was constituted. Although there are ante-dated claims prior to 1873, when residence qualifications were introduced, it is only since that ruling that any quasi-official status can be ascribed.
b Some sources give Derbyshire and though this was once accepted in some publications, including Wisden on the basis of the "least matches lost" principle, it has been superseded.
c 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. ^ First Class Batting in England in 1874
  3. ^ First Class Bowling in England in 1874

Annual reviews[edit]

  • John Lillywhite’s Cricketer's Companion (Green Lilly), Lillywhite, 1875
  • James Lillywhite’s Cricketers' Annual (Red Lilly), Lillywhite, 1875
  • John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack 1875

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