1766 to 1770 in sports

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Events in world sport through the years 1766 to 1770.



  • A game similar to bandy known in Wales as "bando", a term used in a dictionary by John Walters (published 1770 to 1794). Bando was particularly popular in the Cynffig-Margam district of the Vale of Glamorgan where wide stretches of sandy beaches afford ample room for play.[1]



  • 21 May 1766 — In his first defence of the title, Juchau lost to Bill Darts at Guildford after forty minutes and 17 rounds.[2]
  • April 1767 — Jack Broughton defeated an unnamed opponent in Lambeth after 15 minutes.[3]
  • July 1767 — Darts defeated a bargeman called Doggett at Melksham after one hour and six rounds.[4]
  • 13 October 1767 — Darts defeated a butcher called Swansey at Epping Forest after fifteen minutes.[4]
  • 1769 — Tom Lyons defeated many minor opponents in street fights and in turn-ups in London.[5]
  • 1769 — Lyons received challenges from Darts and Peter Corcoran. He declined both and is believed to have retired.[5] Darts reclaimed the English title.[4]
  • 27 June 1769 — Darts was defeated by Tom Lyons at Kingston-upon-Thames after 45 minutes.[4]
  • 4 July 1769 — Bill "The Nailer" Stevens defeated John McGuire in a 20-minute fight at Bloomsbury Fields.[6]
  • August 1769 — Bill Turner defeated Bill "The Nailer" Stevens in a 2-hour 10 minute fight in London.[6]
  • 4 September 1769 — Peter Corcoran defeated Bill Turner in London after an 11-round 20 minute fight. Some other sources say Bill Turner had won the fight.[7]
  • 25 March 1770 — Darts defeated Stephen "Death" Oliver in Putney after 27 minutes.[4]
  • 1770 — Peter Corcoran defeated Bob ("Bricklayer") Smiler and Tom Dalton in london. The length and round of the fights are unknown. Corcoran also defeated Joe Davis in Moorfields. The length and round of this fight is also unknown as well.[7]



Horse racing[edit]


  • 1770 - Eclipse retired undefeated after eighteen races


  1. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.
  2. ^ "Tom Juchau". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Jack Broughton". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Bill Darts". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Tom Lyons". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Bill Stevens". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Peter Corcoran". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  8. ^ Buckley, p. 53.


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