1804 English cricket season

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1804 English cricket season

1804 was the 18th season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The first Eton v Harrow match may have been played at Lord's Old Ground.



  • According to a Harrovian who played in the 1805 Eton v Harrow match, the fixture also took place in 1804 with Harrow winning.[2]
  • With the Napoleonic War continuing, loss of investment and manpower impacted cricket[3] and only 5 first-class matches have been recorded in 1804:


1804 debutants included:


  1. ^ a b Note that scorecards created in the first quarter of the 19th century are not necessarily accurate or complete; therefore any summary of runs, wickets or catches can only represent the known totals and computation of averages is ineffectual.
  2. ^ Bowen, p. 268.
  3. ^ ACS, Important Matches, p. 4.
  4. ^ Haygarth, p. 309.
  5. ^ Haygarth, p. 310.
  6. ^ a b Haygarth, p. 311.
  7. ^ Haygarth, p. 313.


  • Haygarth, Arthur (1862). Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826). Lillywhite. 

Additional reading[edit]

  • ACS (1981). A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709 – 1863. Nottingham: ACS. 
  • 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. 
  • Britcher, Samuel, A list of all the principal Matches of Cricket that have been played (1790 to 1805), annual series
  • Major, John (2007). More Than A Game. HarperCollins. 

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