1828 English cricket season

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1828 English cricket season

1828 was the 42nd season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) who effected a modification of the Laws of Cricket in an attempted compromise re the roundarm issue.

Important matches[edit]

1828 match list


Following the Sussex v. England roundarm trial matches in 1827, MCC modified Rule 10 to permit the bowler’s hand to be raised as high as the elbow. But, in practice, Sussex bowlers William Lillywhite and Jem Broadbridge continued to bowl at shoulder height and the umpires didn’t no-ball them.

Leading batsmen[edit]

Jem Broadbridge was the leading runscorer with 316 runs @ 19.75

Leading bowlers[edit]

Jem Broadbridge was the leading wicket-taker with 46 wickets

First mentions[edit]


Clubs and teams[edit]




  1. ^ Bowen, p. 270.


  • Haygarth, Arthur (1862). Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827–1840). 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. 
  • Major, John (2007). More Than A Game. HarperCollins. 

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