::1897 Minor Counties Championship


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The 1897 Minor Counties Championship was the third running of the Minor Counties Cricket Championship, and ran from 7 June to 28 August 1897. Having been unbeaten for the entire season, Worcestershire won their second consecutive outright title,<ref name=table>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> having also shared the title in 1895.<ref name=1895table>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Staffordshire were level in the table with Worcestershire, but played an insufficient number of matches to be considered co-champions.<ref name=table/> Sixteen teams competed in the championship, with Cornwall, Dorset and Monmouthshire all competing for the first time, though none of them played the minimum of eight matches.

The leading run-scorer, Arthur Croome of Berkshire,<ref name=runs>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> also had the highest individual score of the season, 158 against Hertfordshire.<ref name=centuries>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The leading wicket-taker for the second consecutive season, Buckinghamshire's George Nash,<ref name=wickets>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> took three ten wicket match hauls, including 16/74 against Oxfordshire.<ref name=tens>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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