1800 in sports

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Mezzotint by Dunkarton & Ward after W. R. Bigg, The Soldier's Widow, dated 1800. Note the two cricket bats on the left.

1800 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.



  • 7 January — Jack Bartholomew retained his English Championship title after drawing with Jem Belcher at St George's Fields in a contest lasting 51 rounds.[1]
  • 15 May — Belcher, known as the "Napoleon of the Ring", defeated Bartholomew in 17 rounds on Finchley Common to claim the Championship of England. He held the title until 1805.[2]



  • Robert Robinson is believed to have been the first batsman to try to introduce leg guards but the experiment was unsuccessful.


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  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Jack Bartholomew. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Jem Belcher. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
  3. ^ 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