1930 English cricket season

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1930 English cricket season
1929
1931

1930 was the 37th season of County Championship cricket in England and will always be remembered for the remarkable batting performances of Australia's Don Bradman. Australia won the Test series 2–1. Lancashire regained the championship to complete four titles in five seasons.

Honours[edit]

Test series[edit]

England lost the Ashes to Australia by 2-1 with two matches drawn. Australia needed to win the final Test at The Oval to win the series and regain the Ashes, and did so by an innings in a match that went into the sixth day (as the series was in doubt, it was to be played to a finish). Don Bradman, with 974 runs in the series (unequalled in all Test cricket), was the main difference between two strong teams. Clarrie Grimmett took 29 wickets in the series, though - oddly - ten of those were in the only Test that Australia lost (the first).

Cumulative record - Test wins 1876-1930
England 47
Australia 50
Drawn 27

County Championship[edit]

Leading batsmen[edit]

1930 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Don Bradman 36 2960 334 98.66 10
Herbert Sutcliffe 44 2312 173 64.22 6
Alan Kippax 32 1451 158 58.04 4
Bill Woodfull 26 1434 216 57.36 6
K. S. Duleepsinhji 48 2562 333 56.93 9
Wally Hammond 44 2032 211* 53.47 5
Edgar Oldroyd 33 1285 164* 51.40 3
Jack Hobbs 43 2103 146* 51.29 5
1930 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Don Bradman 36 2960 334 98.66 10
K. S. Duleepsinhji 48 2562 333 56.93 9
Herbert Sutcliffe 44 2312 173 64.22 6
Andy Sandham 50 2295 204 49.89 6
Maurice Leyland 50 2175 211* 50.58 6
Dodger Whysall 47 2174 248 49.40 8

Leading bowlers[edit]

Charlie Parker was the leading bowler with 179 wickets @ 12.84 though Tich Freeman took 275 wickets @ 16.84.

1930 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average*
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Hedley Verity 2437 154 795 64 12.42
Charlie Parker 6099 301 2299 179 12.84
Dick Tyldesley 6313 352 2263 140 16.16
Harold Larwood 3726 124 1622 99 16.38
Frank Booth 1131 47 432 26 16.61
  • With more than 20 first-class wickets.
1930 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Tich Freeman 11487 472 4632 275 16.84
Charlie Parker 6099 301 2299 179 12.84
Clarrie Grimmett 6091 262 2427 144 16.85
Tom Goddard 8414 435 2819 144 19.57
Dick Tyldesley 6313 352 2263 140 16.16
Tommy Mitchell 6614 311 2526 138 18.30

References[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • Ray Robinson, On Top Down Under, Cassell, 1975
  • Ralph Barker & Irving Rosenwater, England v Australia: A compendium of Test cricket between the countries 1877-1968, Batsford, 1969, ISBN 0-7134-0317-9

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