1877 English cricket season
Leading batsmen (qualification 20 innings)Edit
|1877 English season leading batsmen|
|Name||Team||Matches||Innings||Not outs||Runs||Highest score||Average||100s||50s|
|W. G. Grace||Gloucestershire
|Bunny Lucas||Cambridge University
|19||33||3||930||148 not out||31.00||2||3|
|A. N. Hornby||Lancashire
Leading bowlers (qualification 1,000 balls)Edit
|1877 English season leading bowlers|
|Name||Team||Balls bowled||Runs conceded||Wickets taken||Average||Best bowling||5 wickets
|George Gibbons Hearne||Kent
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.
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.
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.
- 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