1748 English cricket season

The 1748 English cricket season was the fifth season following the earliest known codification of the Laws of Cricket. Details have survived of six significant eleven-a-side and 18 single wicket matches. 1748 was the halcyon season of single wicket, perhaps never so popular before or since.

1748 English cricket season

Matches

Six matches between significant teams are known to have taken place.[1][2]

Single wicket matches

A total of 18 significant single wicket matches are known to have taken place during 1748.[3][4]

First mentions

Clubs and teams

Players

References

  1. ^ ACS, p.22.
  2. ^ Other matches in England 1748, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  3. ^ Ashley-Cooper, p.53.
  4. ^ a b Buckley, p.22.

Bibliography

  • ACS (1981). A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709 – 1863. Nottingham: ACS.
  • Ashley-Cooper, F. S. (1900). At the Sign of the Wicket: Cricket 1742–1751. Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game. London: Cricket Magazine. OCLC 28863559.
  • Buckley, G. B. (1935). Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket. Cotterell.

Further reading

  • 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.
  • Maun, Ian (2009). From Commons to Lord's, Volume One: 1700 to 1750. Roger Heavens. ISBN 978 1 900592 52 9.
  • Underdown, David (2000). Start of Play. Allen Lane.
  • Waghorn, H. T. (1899). Cricket Scores, Notes, etc. (1730–1773). Blackwood.
1748 in Great Britain

Events from the year 1748 in Great Britain.

English cricket seasons

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