The 1780 English cricket season was the ninth in which matches have been awarded retrospective first-class cricket status. The scorecards of four first-class matches have survived. The first six-seam cricket balls were used during the season.
Four first-class match scorecards survive from 1780, two of them matches between England sides and Hampshire XIs and two between sides organised by John Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset and Horatio Mann.
- 27–28 June – Duke of Dorset's XI v Sir Horatio Mann's XI – Sevenoaks Vine
- 21–23 August – Sir Horatio Mann's XI v Duke of Dorset's XI – Bourne Paddock
- 30 August – 1 September – England v Hampshire XI – Bourne Paddock
- 20–22 September – Hampshire XI v England – Itchin Stoke Down
Other events edit
Other events edit
- Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (ACS) (1981) A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709 – 1863. Nottingham: ACS.
- Results, English Domestic Season 1780, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
- Duke of Dorset's XI v Sir Horatio Mann's XI, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
- Sir Horatio Mann's XI v Duke of Dorset's XI, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
- England v Hampshire XI, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
- Hampshire XI v England, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
- Other matches in England 1780, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
- Howard R (2016) The Duke cricket ball, Penshurst Living Archive. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
- Duke and Son, Grace's Guide. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
Further reading edit
- 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.