1776 in sports

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Years in sports: 1773 1774 1775 1776 1777 1778 1779
Centuries: 17th century · 18th century · 19th century
Decades: 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s
Years: 1773 1774 1775 1776 1777 1778 1779

1776 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 10 October — Harry Sellers defeated Peter Corcoran at Staines to claim the Championship of England title. The fight's duration was either 18 rounds in 32 minutes or 32 rounds in 28 minutes. There is a possibility that Corcoran "threw" the fight.[1] Sellers held the title until 1779.

Cricket[edit]

Events

  • The earliest known scorecard templates were introduced. They were printed by T. Pratt of Sevenoaks and soon come into general use.

England

Horse racing[edit]

Events

England

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Harry Sellers. Retrieved on 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ 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