1877 English cricket season

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1877 English cricket season
1876
1878

1877 was the 91st season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

Champion County[a][edit]

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

County Played Won Lost Drawn
Derbyshire 8 5 2 1
Gloucestershire 8 7 0 1
Hampshire 4 0 4 0
Kent 12 7 4 1
Lancashire 10 6 4 0
Middlesex 6 0 4 2
Nottinghamshire 12 5 5 2
Surrey 12 6 3 3
Sussex 8 0 7 1
Yorkshire 12 2 5 5

Leading batsmen (qualification 20 innings)[edit]

1877 English season leading batsmen[2]
Name Team Matches Innings Not outs Runs Highest score Average 100s 50s
W. G. Grace Gloucestershire
MCC
24 40 3 1477 261 39.83 2 9
Bunny Lucas Cambridge University
Surrey
17 28 4 832 115 34.66 2 4
Frank Penn Kent
MCC
19 33 3 930 148 not out 31.00 2 3
A. N. Hornby Lancashire
MCC
18 29 3 787 144 30.26 2 3
Isaac Walker Middlesex
MCC
17 29 2 788 95 29.18 0 5

Leading bowlers (qualification 1,000 balls)[edit]

1877 English season leading bowlers[3]
Name Team Balls bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Average Best bowling 5 wickets
in innings
10 wickets
in match
William McIntyre Lancashire 2796 949 85 11.16 8/31 11 3
Robert Miles Gloucestershire 1054 258 23 11.21 5/88 1 0
Tom Armitage Yorkshire 1424 490 42 11.66 7/58 6 1
George Gibbons Hearne Kent
MCC
3596 1281 108 11.86 8/78 11 5
William Mycroft Derbyshire
MCC
5496 1927 157 12.27 8/47 19 5

Events[edit]

15 - 19 March. Australia v. England at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Afterwards recognised as the first-ever Test Match. Australia won by 45 runs with Charles Bannerman scoring 165*: the first Test century. William Midwinter, with 5-78 in England’s first innings, was the first bowler to take five wickets in a Test innings.

31 March - 4 April. Australia v. England: Second Test, also at MCG. England won by 4 wickets.

27 July - 28 July. Gloucestershire beats an "unrepresentative" (Wisden) England team by five wickets, since 1877 only Yorkshire in 1905 and 1935 has equalled this feat.

10 & 12 November. South Australia v. Tasmania at Adelaide was the earliest first class match played by South Australia, they won by an innings and 13 runs, their team including George Giffen.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter; The Rigby A-Z of Cricket Records; p. 53 ISBN 072701868X
  2. ^ First Class Batting in England in 1877
  3. ^ First Class Bowling in England in 1877

Annual reviews[edit]

  • John Lillywhite’s Cricketer’s Companion (Green Lilly), Lillywhite, 1878
  • James Lillywhite’s Cricketers’ Annual (Red Lilly), Lillywhite, 1878
  • John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack 1878

External links[edit]