1837 English cricket season

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1837 English cricket season

1837 was the 51st season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Kent began a period of dominance as the "champion county".

Important matches[edit]

1837 match list


Kent was proclaimed Champion County and this marks the beginning of a great period in the county's history, the team claimed a total of eight titles between 1837 and 1849. Mainstays of the Kent team in those years included Alfred Mynn, Fuller Pilch, Nicholas Felix, Ned Wenman and William Hillyer.

Leading batsmen[edit]

Fuller Pilch was the leading runscorer with 372 @ 26.57

Other leading batsmen were: EG Wenman, EH Grimston, T Box, J Cobbett, J Broadbridge, G Millyard

Leading bowlers[edit]

William Lillywhite was the leading wicket-taker with 99

Other leading bowlers were: S Redgate, J Cobbett, J Bayley, J Broadbridge, JH Kirwan, TM Adams, CG Taylor


Annual reviews[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • H S Altham, A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914), George Allen & Unwin, 1962

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