1796 in sports

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1796 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Boxing edit


  • "Gentleman" John Jackson announced his retirement to leave the Championship of England a vacant title.[1]
  • 14 November — Tom Owen, said to be the inventor of the dumbbell, claimed the Championship of England after a 40th round victory over William Hooper at Harrow. Owen held the title until August 1797.[2]

Cricket edit


  • Inter-county matches were played for the last time until 1825, a victim of the loss of investment suffered by English cricket as the Napoleonic Wars escalated.


Horse racing edit


References edit

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John Jackson. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Owen. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 20 December 2021.