1934–35 Ranji Trophy

The 1934–35 Ranji Trophy was the inaugural season of the Ranji Trophy. It was contested between 15 teams in four zones in a knockout format. Bombay defeated Northern India in the final. The opening match, between Madras and Mysore, reached a result inside the first day.[3][4]

1934–35 Ranji Trophy
Ranji trophy.jpg
The Ranji Trophy, which the winners get.
Administrator(s)BCCI
Cricket formatFirst-class cricket
Tournament format(s)Knockout
ChampionsBombay (1st title)
Participants15
Most runsVijay Merchant (Bombay) (389)[1]
Most wicketsA.G. Ram Singh (Madras) (22)[2]

HighlightsEdit

  • The first match of the competition was held on 4 November 1934 between Madras and Mysore at Chepauk.[5] M. J. Gopalan of Madras bowled the first ball to N. Curtis.
  • Madras won the match by an innings and 23 runs five minutes before close on the first day. This is only first-class match in India to finish on the first day.
  • S. M. Hadi of Hyderabad hit the first century in Ranji Trophy. He scored 132* against Madras at Secunderabad.[6]
  • George Abell of Northern India scored the first double hundred, 210, v Army. In the same innings, he was involved in a stand of 304 with Ahmed Raza.[7]
  • Abell scored a century before lunch on the second day (24* to 128*), the first such instance in Ranji trophy.[8]
  • Baqa Jilani took a hat-trick for Northern India v Southern Punjab in the semifinal at Amritsar.[9]
  • Southern Punjab was all out for 22 in the same innings. This remained the lowest team total in Ranji Trophy till Hyderabad was out for 21 against Rajasthan in 2010–11.
  • Madras was intended to be the venue of the semifinal between Bombay and Hyderabad. It was moved to Bombay as the cricket association in Madras was not in a position to host it. Subsequently, Hyderabad gave a walk-over to Bombay.

Zonal MatchesEdit

South ZoneEdit

 
Round 1Round 2
 
      
 
 
 
 
23–25 Nov 1934 – Secunderabad
 
 
Hyderabad256 & 227
 
4 Nov 1934 – Chennai
 
Madras301 & 169
 
Madras130
 
 
Mysore48 & 59
 

West ZoneEdit

 
Round 1Round 2Round 3
 
          
 
 
 
 
16–18 February 1935 – Pune
 
 
Maharashtra260 & 72/1
 
2–4 February 1935 – Ahmedabad
 
Bombay286 & 172/7d
 
Gujarat106 & 166/4
 
23–25 February 1934 – Bombay
 
Bombay231 & 300/7d
 
Bombay377 & 164
 
 
Western India154 & 241
 
 
16–18 November 1934 – Karachi
 
 
Sind125 & 210
 
 
Western India219 & 118/6
 
 
 
 

North ZoneEdit

 
Round 1Round 2Round 3
 
          
 
 
 
 
29–31 January 1935 – Patiala
 
 
Southern Punjab216
 
8–9 December 1934 – Agra
 
United Provinces56 & 119/3
 
United Provinces228
 
5–7 February 1935 – Amritsar
 
Delhi37 & 92
 
Southern Punjab135 & 22
 
 
Northern India142 & 106
 
 
4–6 December 1934 – Lahore
 
 
Northern India459
 
 
Army203 & 204
 
 
 
 

East ZoneEdit

 
Round 1
 
  
 
26–27 December 1934 – Nagpur
 
 
Central Provinces and Berar115 & 194
 
 
Central India237 & 79/0
 

Inter-Zonal Knockout StageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
BombayWalkover
 
9–12 March 1935 – Bombay
 
Hyderabad
 
Bombay266 & 300
 
9–11 February 1935 – Amritsar
 
Northern India219 & 139
 
Northern India192 & 195
 
 
Central India145 & 243/6
 

FinalEdit

9–12 March 1935
Scorecard
Bombay (H)
v
266 (80.4 overs)
Padmakar Chury 58
Mubarak Ali 4/71 (25 overs)
219 (82.2 overs)
Ahmed Raza 50
Vijay Merchant 3/53 (19 overs)
300 (88.1 overs)
Vijay Merchant 120
Devraj Puri 6/101 (27.1 overs)
139 (48.1 overs)
Ahmed Raza 62*
Hormasji Vajifdar 8/40 (20.1 overs)
Bombay won by 208 runs
Bombay Gymkhana, Bombay
Umpires: J Birtwistle and Vali Ahmed
  • Bombay won the toss and elected to bat.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ranji Trophy, 1934/35 / Records / Most runs". Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Ranji Trophy, 1934/35 / Records / Most wickets". Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Go pro – the template to success in Ranji Trophy's Plate Group". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Ranji Trophy, 1934/35". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  5. ^ Madras v Mysore
  6. ^ Hyderabad v Madras
  7. ^ Northern India v Army
  8. ^ Century before lunch in first class cricket, acscricket.com
  9. ^ Southern Punjab v Northern India

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