1761 to 1765 in sports

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Events in world sport through the years 1761 to 1765.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 2 March 1761 — English champion Bill "the "Nailer" Stevens defended his title against George Meggs in London. Meggs won after 17 minutes, but Stevens was suspected of throwing the fight and fell into disgrace.[1]
  • July 1762 — In his first defence of the title, Meggs lost to George Millsom. The bout was held at Calne, in Wiltshire, Millsom winning after 40 minutes.[2]
  • 10 August 1762 — Millsom successfully defended the title in a return bout against Meggs at Lansdown, in Somerset.[3]
  • 1763 — Millsom defeated Parfit Meggs (brother of George) at Beckhampton (now part of Avebury, Wiltshire).[3]
  • 1763 — It is believed that Millsom had other fights in this period besides the one against Parfit Meggs and remained unbeaten until 22 or 27 August 1765, but details have not been found.[3]
  • 20 June 1764 — Bill Darts defeated Parfit Meggs, who was the brother of George Meggs at Shepton Mallett.[4]
  • 20 June 1764 — Harry Sellers defeated Parfit Meggs at Shepton Mallett.[5]
  • 28 June 1764 — Tom Juchau defeated Charles Cohant in a 47 to 50 minute fight, depending on source at Guildford.[3][6]
  • 22 or 27 August 1765, depending on source — Millsom lost the English Championship to Tom Juchau at St Albans in a fight lasting 1 hour & 10 minutes.[6]
  • 1765—1768 — Peter Corcoran defeated a number of fighters and was considered and believed to be the Irish Champion.[7]

Cricket[edit]

Events

Horse racing[edit]

Events

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Stevens". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "George Meggs". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "George Millsom". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Bill Darts". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Harry Sellers". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Tom Juchau". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "Peter Corcoran". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 

Sources[edit]

  • Buckley, G. B. (1935). Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket. Cotterell.