1831 English cricket season

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1831 English cricket season

1831 was the 45th season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Ned Wenman came to prominence. He was basically an all-rounder but he became best known as the wicket-keeper in the great Kent team of the 1840s.

Important matches[edit]

Following is the list of important matches played in 1831.[1]
1. Cambridge Town XI v Cambridge University

Cambridge Town XI won by an innings and 28 runs.

2. England v The Bs

England won by an innings and 28 Runs.

3. England v Surrey XI

England won by 6 wickets.

4. Cambridge Town XI v Cambridge University

Cambridge Town XI won by default.

5. Married v Single

Single won by 22 Runs.

6. A to K v L to Z

L to Z won by 12 Runs.

7. Gentlemen v Players

Players won by 5 wickets.

8. Marylebone Cricket Club v England

England won by an innings and 47 runs.

9. Sheffield v Nottingham

Nottingham won by 125 runs.

Leading batsmen[edit]

Ned Wenman was the leading runscorer with 144 at an average of 16.00

Highest runscorers[edit]

  1. Ned Wenman - 144[1]
  2. William Ward - 108
  3. Thomas Beagley - 90
  4. Henry Kingscote - 87
  5. Jem Broadbridge - 85

Leading bowlers[edit]

William Lillywhite was the leading wicket-taker with 40 wickets.

Leading wicket takers
Player Wickets
William Lillywhite 40
Jem Broadbridge 30
Ned Wenman 19
Fuller Pilch 18
George Sussum 17


  1. ^ "England Domestic Season, 1831". www.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 

Annual reviews[edit]

  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827–1840), Lillywhite, 1862

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