1942 in sports

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1942 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports

1942 in sports

Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War II

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

NBL Championship

Events

CricketEdit

Events

  • There is no first-class cricket in England or Australia due to World War II. A few first-class matches are played in the West Indies, South Africa[1] and New Zealand but are not part of any official competition.
  • Former England international Andy Ducat dies of a heart attack on 23 July during a game at Lord's Cricket Ground whilst playing for his unit of the Home Guard from Surrey against another from Sussex.[2]

India

West Indies

CyclingEdit

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skatingEdit

World Figure Skating Championships

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racingEdit

Steeplechases

Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

Motor racingEdit

Events

  • No major races are held anywhere worldwide due to World War II

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

  • 1942 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

AwardsEdit

NotesEdit

a Owing to government bans on weekday sport, the Melbourne Cup was run on a Saturday from 1942 to 1944.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ First-Class Matches in South Africa 1941–42
  2. ^ Sengupta, Arunabha. "Unique oxymoron: The only time when the scoreboard read — 'not out dead'". www.cricketcountry.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Barbados v Trinidad". www.cricketarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  5. ^ a b Young, William H.; Young, Nancy K. (17 September 2010). World War II and the Postwar Years in America: A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia [2 volumes]: A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 361. ISBN 978-0-313-35653-7.
  6. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2 January 2022.