1897 County Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1897 County Championship
Cricket format First-class cricket (3 days)
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Lancashire (1st title)
Participants 14
Matches played 132
Most runs Bobby Abel
(1,833 for Surrey)
Most wickets Tom Richardson
(238 for Surrey)
1896
1898

The 1897 County Championship was the eighth officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 3 May to 30 August 1897. Lancashire County Cricket Club won the championship for the first time, narrowly beating Surrey.

Table[edit]

  • One point was awarded for a win, and one point was taken away for each loss. Final placings were decided by dividing the number of points earned by the number of completed matches (i.e. those that ended in win or loss), and multipling by 100.
Team Pld W L D Pts Fin %Fin
Lancashire 26 16 3 7 13 19 68.42
Surrey 26 17 4 5 13 21 61.90
Essex 16 7 2 7 5 9 55.56
Yorkshire 26 13 5 8 8 18 44.44
Gloucestershire 18 7 5 6 2 12 16.67
Sussex 20 5 6 9 –1 11 –9.09
Middlesex 16 3 4 9 –1 7 –14.29
Warwickshire 18 3 4 11 –1 7 –14.29
Hampshire 18 4 7 7 –3 11 –27.27
Nottinghamshire 16 2 5 9 –3 7 –42.86
Somerset 16 3 9 4 –6 12 –50.00
Kent 18 2 10 6 –8 12 –66.67
Leicestershire 14 1 10 3 –9 11 –81.82
Derbyshire 16 0 9 7 –9 9 –100.00
Source: CricketArchive[1]

Leading averages[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
1,833 50.91 Bobby Abel Surrey
1,431 43.36 Jack Brown Yorkshire
1,372 39.20 Ted Wainwright Yorkshire
1,328 34.05 David Denton Yorkshire
1,318 42.51 K. S. Ranjitsinhji Sussex
Source:[2]
Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
238 14.23 Tom Richardson Surrey
140 16.38 Johnny Briggs Lancashire
109 20.38 Frederick Bull Essex
102 17.77 Willis Cuttell Lancashire
102 18.52 Jack Hearne Middlesex
Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Championship 1897 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-03-27. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Batting and Fielding in County Championship 1897 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-10. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Bowling in County Championship 1897 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-10. (Subscription required (help)). 

External links[edit]