1745 English cricket season

The 1745 English cricket season was the second season following the earliest known codification of the Laws of Cricket.

1745 English cricket season

Recorded matches edit

Details of 22 eleven-a-side matches between significant teams have survived:[1][2]

Single wicket matches edit

A single wicket match between two teams of three took place on 24 June at the Artillery Ground.[3]

Other events edit

On 10 May, the Ipswich Journal reported that: "All lovers of Cricket are hereby desired to meet at Gray's Coffee House (in Norwich) on Friday 17th inst. at 6 pm to settle rules for that manly diversion". The report is the earliest known mention of cricket in the county of Norfolk.[4][5][6]

A ladies match took place on Gosden Common, near Guildford, between "XI Maids of Bramley" and "XI Maids of Hambledon" on 26 July. The players dressed in white but the Hambledon team wore red ribbons on their heads and the Bramley team wore blue ribbons.[3][7] A return match was played on 6 August.[8]

First mentions edit

Counties edit

Clubs and teams edit

Players edit

  • Robert Lascoe[3]
  • Jacob Mann[3]

Venues edit

References edit

  1. ^ ACS, p.21.
  2. ^ Other matches in England 1745, CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Ashley-Cooper, p.36.
  4. ^ a b Buckley 1937, p.1.
  5. ^ Bowen, p. 264.
  6. ^ Maun, p. 152.
  7. ^ Waghorn, p.36.
  8. ^ Buckley 1935, p.20.
  9. ^ a b Ashley-Cooper, p.37.

Bibliography edit

  • ACS (1981). A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709 – 1863. Nottingham: ACS.
  • Ashley-Cooper, F. S. (1900). "At the Sign of the Wicket: Cricket 1742–1751". Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game. London: Cricket Magazine. OCLC 28863559.
  • Bowen, Rowland (1970). Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development. Eyre & Spottiswoode.
  • Buckley, G. B. (1935). Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket. Cotterell.
  • Buckley, G. B. (1937). Fresh Light on pre-Victorian Cricket. Cotterell.
  • Maun, Ian (2009). From Commons to Lord's, Volume One: 1700 to 1750. Roger Heavens. ISBN 978-1-900592-52-9.
  • Waghorn, H. T. (1899). Cricket Scores, Notes, etc. (1730–1773). Blackwood.

Further reading edit