1952 English cricket season
1951
1953

1952 was the 53rd season of County Championship cricket in England. It was the beginning of Surrey's period of dominance as they won the first of seven successive County Championships. England defeated India 3–0 in the Test series.

Honours

County Championship

Main article: 1952 County Championship

Test series

Main article: Indian cricket team in England in 1952

England defeated India 3-0 with one match rained off in a four-match series. India had no answer to the pace of Fred Trueman and the guile of Alec Bedser, who between them took 49 Test wickets.

Leading batsmen

1952 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
David Sheppard 39 2262 239* 64.62 10
Peter May 47 2498 197 62.45 10
Leonard Hutton 45 2567 189 61.11 11
Ted Lester 42 1786 178 49.61 6
Willie Watson 43 1651 114 48.55 3
1952 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate
Name Innings Runs Highest Average 100s
Leonard Hutton 45 2567 189 61.11 11
Peter May 47 2498 197 62.45 10
Don Kenyon 60 2489 171 42.91 7
Jack Robertson 64 2337 162 37.69 2
Bill Edrich 63 2281 239 38.66 6

Leading bowlers

1952 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Fred Trueman 1694 57 841 61 13.78
Alec Bedser 7114 296 2530 154 16.42
Tony Lock 6658 416 2237 131 17.07
Charles Grove 5673 240 2022 118 17.13
Len Muncer 5174 259 1816 105 17.29
1952 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate
Name Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average
Johnny Wardle 11144 810 3460 177 19.54
Jack Young 8641 514 3241 163 19.88
Alec Bedser 7114 296 2530 154 16.42
Cliff Gladwin 7550 402 2917 152 19.19
Roy Tattersall 6995 409 2586 146 17.71

References

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