1822 in sports

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Centuries: 18th century · 19th century · 20th century
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1822 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.



  • 18 May — Tom Cribb announces his retirement and relinquishes his English Championship title. He nominates his protégé Tom Spring as his successor.[1] Spring offers to fight anyone in England but there are no immediate volunteers.



  • The roundarm controversy comes to a head when, in the MCC v Kent match at Lord's, John Willes of Kent opens the bowling and is no-balled for using a roundarm action, a style he has attempted to introduce since 1807. Willes promptly withdraws from the match and refuses to play again in any important fixture.


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  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Cribb Archived 2009-05-04 at WebCite. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
  2. ^ 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 the missing data prevents effective computation of averages