1897 Minor Counties Championship

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1897 Minor Counties Championship
Cricket format 2 days
Tournament format(s) League system
Champions Worcestershire (2nd title)
Participants 16
Matches played 54
Most runs Arthur Croome
(431 for Berkshire)
Most wickets George Nash
(62 for Buckinghamshire)
1896
1898

The 1897 Minor Counties Championship was the third running of the Minor Counties Cricket Championship, and ran from 7 June to 28 August 1897. Having been unbeaten for the entire season, Worcestershire won their second consecutive outright title,[1] having also shared the title in 1895.[2] Staffordshire were level in the table with Worcestershire, but played an insufficient number of matches to be considered co-champions.[1] Sixteen teams competed in the championship, with Cornwall, Dorset and Monmouthshire all competing for the first time, though none of them played the minimum of eight matches.

The leading run-scorer, Arthur Croome of Berkshire,[3] also had the highest individual score of the season, 158 against Hertfordshire.[4] The leading wicket-taker for the second consecutive season, Buckinghamshire's George Nash,[5] took three ten wicket match hauls, including 16/74 against Oxfordshire.[6]

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 a win or a loss), and multiplying by 100.
Team Pld W L D Pts Fin %Fin
Worcestershire 10 7 0 3 7 7 100.00
Staffordshire double-dagger 2 1 0 1 1 1 100.00
Glamorgan 8 4 1 3 3 5 60.00
Durham 8 3 1 4 2 4 50.00
Buckinghamshire 8 5 2 1 3 7 42.86
Wiltshire 10 5 2 3 3 7 42.86
Norfolk 8 4 2 2 2 6 33.33
Northumberland 8 2 2 4 0 4 0.00
Berkshire 10 3 4 3 –1 7 –14.29
Northamptonshire 8 1 2 5 –1 3 –33.33
Hertfordshire 8 1 5 2 –4 6 –66.67
Oxfordshire double-dagger 6 1 5 0 –4 6 –66.67
Cambridgeshire double-dagger 6 0 5 1 –5 5 –100.00
Cornwall double-dagger 2 0 2 0 –2 2 –100.00
Dorset double-dagger 2 0 1 1 –1 1 –100.00
Monmouthshire double-dagger 4 0 3 1 –3 3 –100.00
Source:[1]
Notes
  •      denotes the Champion team(s).
  •  ‡  denotes a team that failed to play the minimum of eight matches. These teams are sometimes omitted from the table altogether.

Averages[edit]

Most runs
Aggregate Average Player County
431 25.35 Arthur Croome Berkshire
430 35.83 Richard Lowe Glamorgan
415 37.72 George Simpson Northumberland
411 34.25 Ted Arnold Worcestershire
396 24.75 Leopold Collins Berkshire
Source:[3]
Most wickets
Aggregate Average Player County
62 14.62 George Nash Buckinghamshire
61 10.57 Ted Arnold Worcestershire
57 11.73 George Thompson Northamptonshire
55 11.18 Mat Wright Buckinghamshire
54 10.75 Albert Bird Worcestershire
Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Minor Counties Championship 1897 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Championship 1895 Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ a b "Batting and Fielding in Minor Counties Championship 1897 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Minor Counties Championship 1897 - Centuries". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ a b "Bowling in Minor Counties Championship 1897 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Minor Counties Championship 1897 - Ten Wickets in a Match". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 September 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 

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