1779 English cricket season

The 1779 English cricket season was the eighth in which matches have been awarded retrospective first-class cricket status. The scorecards of five first-class matches have survived.

1779 English cricket season
1778
1780

MatchesEdit

Five first-class match scorecards survive from 1779, four of them matches between England sides and Hampshire XIs.[1][2]

Five other matches are known to have been played during the season, including a match between Kent and Surrey at Bourne Paddock in July which was badly affected by rain.[8] Others include early references to cricket in both Berkshire and Oxfordshire.[9]

First-class debutantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (ACS) (1981) A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709 – 1863. Nottingham: ACS.
  2. ^ Results, English Domestic Season 1779, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  3. ^ Hampshire XI v England, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  4. ^ England v Hampshire XI, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  5. ^ Surrey XI v Kent XI, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  6. ^ Hampshire XI v England, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  7. ^ England v Hampshire XI, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  8. ^ Buckley, G. B. (1935). Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket. Cotterell.
  9. ^ Other matches in England 1779, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-10.

Further readingEdit

  • 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.