1750 English cricket season

The 1750 English cricket season was the seventh season following the earliest known codification of the Laws of Cricket. Details have survived of six eleven-a-side matches between significant teams, including three inter-county matches played between Kent and Surrey.

1750 English cricket season



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

Single wicket matches


A series of three single wicket cricket matches were played during September between teams led by Stephen Dingate and Tom Faulkner at the Artillery Ground in London. Faulkner's side won two of the matches with the other match ending in a tie.[3]

Other events


A military match at Perth is the first known reference to cricket being played in Scotland.[citation needed]

Leading player Robert Colchin died at Deptford in April, probably of smallpox[4] and in August Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond died at Godalming. Lennox was one of the leading patrons of cricket at the time, in particular of Slindon Cricket Club and Sussex teams.[5]

First mentions





  1. ^ ACS, p.22.
  2. ^ Other matches in England 1750, CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  3. ^ Ashley-Cooper, p.68.
  4. ^ Maun, p.203.
  5. ^ Maun, p.206.


  • 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.
  • Maun, Ian (2009). From Commons to Lord's, Volume One: 1700 to 1750. Roger Heavens. ISBN 978-1-900592-52-9.

Further reading

  • Altham, H. S. (1962). A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914). George Allen & Unwin.
  • Birley, Derek (1999). A Social History of English Cricket. Aurum.
  • Bowen, Rowland (1970). Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development. Eyre & Spottiswoode.
  • Major, John (2007). More Than A Game. HarperCollins.
  • Underdown, David (2000). Start of Play. Allen Lane.