1842 English cricket season
The 1842 English cricket season saw the official foundation of Kent CCC.
6 August. Formation of Kent CCC in Canterbury (reformed as the present club in 1859). Teams representing Kent had been playing regularly in first-class matches since the early 18th century but these were invariably sides raised by wealthy patrons.
The new Kent CCC played its initial first-class match v. All-England at the White Hart Ground, Bromley on 25, 26 & 27 August.
N Felix was the leading runscorer with 406 @ 31.23
Other leading batsmen were: F Pilch, A Mynn, T Box, CG Taylor, FGB Ponsonby, B Good, T Barker, TA Anson, J Guy, C Hawkins, R Kynaston, T Sewell, JRLE Bayley
WR Hillyer was the leading wicket-taker with 127
Other leading bowlers were: A Mynn, FW Lillywhite, J Dean, CG Taylor
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 3 (1841-1848), Lillywhite, 1862
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