1780 English cricket season

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.

1780 English cricket season

Matches edit

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.[1][2]

Four other matches are known to have been played during the season, including one between a Kent XI and a Surrey XI and three involving Berkshire XIs, including one against an Oxfordshire XI.[7]

Other events edit

Duke & Son of Penshurst made the first six-seam cricket ball during the year. It was presented to the Prince of Wales.[8][9]

Debutants edit

Other events edit

Duke & Son of Penshurst made the first six-seam cricket ball and it was presented to the Prince of Wales.

References edit

  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 1780, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  3. ^ Duke of Dorset's XI v Sir Horatio Mann's XI, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  4. ^ Sir Horatio Mann's XI v Duke of Dorset's XI, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  5. ^ England v Hampshire XI, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  6. ^ Hampshire XI v England, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  7. ^ Other matches in England 1780, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  8. ^ Howard R (2016) The Duke cricket ball, Penshurst Living Archive. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  9. ^ 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.