1785 in sports

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1785 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Boxing edit


  • 7 June — Bill Harvey defeated Harry Sellers in a 20-minute fight at Ash Fields.[1]

Cricket edit


  • First definite mention in the sources of Billy Beldham. The rise of the White Conduit Club foreshadowed a shift of direction by cricket's hierarchy from rural Hampshire to metropolitan London.


Horse racing edit


References edit

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone - Harry Sellers. Retrieved on 20 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b Note that scorecards created in the 18th century are not necessarily accurate or complete; therefore any summary of runs, wickets or catches can only represent the known totals and the missing data prevents effective computation of averages
  3. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 20 December 2021.