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.
1930 English cricket season
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).
Charlie Parker was the leading bowler with 179 wickets @ 12.84 though Tich Freeman took 275 wickets @ 16.84.
- With more than 20 first-class wickets.
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- CricketArchive – season summary