1839 English cricket season

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1839 English cricket season

1839 was the 53rd season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Sussex County Cricket Club was formally established as the first county cricket club and replaced the ad hoc county elevens representing the traditional county of Sussex in top-class cricket.

Important matches[edit]

1839 match list


1 March. Formation of Sussex County Cricket Club out of the Sussex Cricket Fund organisation that had been set up in 1836.

The new Sussex club played its first important match against MCC at Lord’s on 10 & 11 June.

Leading batsmen[edit]

Ned Wenman was the leading runscorer with 332 @ 18.44

Other leading batsmen were: CG Taylor, F Pilch, J Cobbett, T Sewell, A Mynn, J Guy, GL Langdon

Leading bowlers[edit]

James Cobbett was the leading wicket-taker with 85

Other leading bowlers were: FW Lillywhite, J Bayley, E Sayres, A Mynn, WR Hillyer, GB Lee, S Redgate, J Dean, CG Taylor, JH Kirwan


Annual reviews[edit]

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

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