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The 1748 English cricket season was the fifth season following the earliest known codification of the Laws of Cricket. Details have survived of six significant eleven-a-side and 18 single wicket matches. 1748 was the halcyon season of single wicket, perhaps never so popular before or since.[citation needed]

1748 English cricket season


Six matches between significant teams are known to have taken place.[1][2]

Single wicket matchesEdit

A total of 18 significant single wicket matches are known to have taken place during 1748.[3][4]

First mentionsEdit

Clubs and teamsEdit



  1. ^ ACS, p.22.
  2. ^ Other matches in England 1748, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  3. ^ Ashley-Cooper, p.53.
  4. ^ a b Buckley, p.22.


  • 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.
  • Buckley, G. B. (1935). Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket. Cotterell.

Further readingEdit