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.
|Cricket format||First-class cricket|
|Champions||Bombay (1st title)|
|Most runs||Vijay Merchant (Bombay) (389)|
|Most wickets||A.G. Ram Singh (Madras) (22)|
- The first match of the competition was held on 4 November 1934 between Madras and Mysore at Chepauk. 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.
- 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.
- Abell scored a century before lunch on the second day (24* to 128*), the first such instance in Ranji trophy.
- Baqa Jilani took a hat-trick for Northern India v Southern Punjab in the semifinal at Amritsar.
- 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.
|Round 1||Round 2|
|23–25 Nov 1934 – Secunderabad|
|Hyderabad||256 & 227|
|4 Nov 1934 – Chennai|
|Madras||301 & 169|
|Mysore||48 & 59|
|Round 1||Round 2||Round 3|
|16–18 February 1935 – Pune|
|Maharashtra||260 & 72/1|
|2–4 February 1935 – Ahmedabad|
|Bombay||286 & 172/7d|
|Gujarat||106 & 166/4|
|23–25 February 1934 – Bombay|
|Bombay||231 & 300/7d|
|Bombay||377 & 164|
|Western India||154 & 241|
|16–18 November 1934 – Karachi|
|Sind||125 & 210|
|Western India||219 & 118/6|
|Round 1||Round 2||Round 3|
|29–31 January 1935 – Patiala|
|8–9 December 1934 – Agra|
|United Provinces||56 & 119/3|
|5–7 February 1935 – Amritsar|
|Delhi||37 & 92|
|Southern Punjab||135 & 22|
|Northern India||142 & 106|
|4–6 December 1934 – Lahore|
|Army||203 & 204|
|26–27 December 1934 – Nagpur|
|Central Provinces and Berar||115 & 194|
|Central India||237 & 79/0|
Inter-Zonal Knockout StageEdit
|9–12 March 1935 – Bombay|
|Bombay||266 & 300|
|9–11 February 1935 – Amritsar|
|Northern India||219 & 139|
|Northern India||192 & 195|
|Central India||145 & 243/6|
9–12 March 1935
- Bombay won the toss and elected to bat.
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- "Ranji Trophy, 1934/35". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
- Madras v Mysore
- Hyderabad v Madras
- Northern India v Army
- Century before lunch in first class cricket, acscricket.com
- Southern Punjab v Northern India