- 1963 English cricket season
Infobox cricket season
season = 1963 English cricket season
cricket formats =
first-class cricketand limited overs cricket
tourists = West Indies
county champions = Yorkshire
knockout cup winners = Sussex
national league winners =
most runs =
most wickets =
most victims =
most catches =
The 1963 English cricket season marked the beginning of limited overs cricket at
List Alevel with the inauguration of the knockout competition that was originally called the Gillette Cup. It also included a memorable Test series against West Indies. Off the field, the year saw the publication of the hundredth edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, as well as the deaths of two cricketing knights, Sir Jack Hobbsand Sir Pelham Warner.
County Championship- Yorkshire
Gillette Cup- Sussex
Minor CountiesChampionship - Cambridgeshire
*Second XI Championship - Worcestershire II
Brian Close, Charlie Griffith, Conrad Hunte, Rohan Kanhai, Gary Sobers
County Championship Table
Note: Northamptonshire gained five points instead of two in drawn match when scores finished level and they were batting.
West Indian cricket team in England in 1963"
There was a memorable series between England and West Indies. The tourists won 3-1 with one match drawn. The Lord's Test had one of the most exciting finishes ever and all four results were possible with two balls to be bowled: it ended as a draw with England's last pair five runs behind.
Colin Cowdreyhad had to come out at number 11 with a broken arm, but did not have to face a ball.
As a result of the great success of this series, England's future home Test programme was revised so that West Indies could return in 1966, much earlier than originally planned. This was done by introducing "twin tours", in which two countries would each play three Tests against England in the course of a season.
Gary Soberstopped the averages with 1333 runs @ 47.60
Charlie Griffithtopped the averages with 119 wickets @ 12.82
* [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Seasons/1963_ENG.html CricketArchive – season summary]
Playfair Cricket Annual1964
Wisden Cricketers Almanack1964
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