1895 in Sports - Cricket



  • W G Grace's "Indian Summer" in which he scores his 100th career century and becomes the first player to score 1000 first-class runs in a calendar month (i.e., May)
  • County Championship expands from 9 to 14 teams with the restoration of Derbyshire and Hampshire; and the introduction of Essex, Leicestershire and Warwickshire
  • Inaugural Minor Counties Championship is held


  • County Championship – Surrey
  • Minor Counties Championship – Durham, Norfolk and Worcestershire share the title
  • Most runs – W G Grace 2346 @ 51.00 (HS 288)
  • Most wickets – Tom Richardson 290 @ 14.37 (BB 9–49)
  • Wisden Cricketer of the Year – WG Grace


  • Sheffield Shield – Victoria
  • Most runs – Albert Ward 916 @ 41.63 (HS 219)
  • Most wickets – George Giffen 93 @ 22.54 (BB 8–77)


  • Bombay Presidency – Europeans shared with Parsees

South Africa

  • Currie Cup – Transvaal

West Indies

  • Inter-Colonial Tournament – British Guiana

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