1844 English cricket season

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1844 English cricket season

1844 was the 58th season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). William Hillyer headed the bowling for the third time in succession.

Important matches[edit]


13 March. Foundation of the original Cambridgeshire County Cricket Club which played in important matches from 1857 to 1871.

28 August. A match on Hartlebury Common between teams from Worcestershire and Shropshire is the earliest known reference to a county team in Worcestershire.

Leading batsmen[edit]

Fuller Pilch was the leading runscorer with 517 @ 17.82

Other leading batsmen were: A Mynn, J Dean, W Dorrinton, T Box, E Bushby, T Sewell, CG Taylor, R Kynaston, W Martingell

Leading bowlers[edit]

WR Hillyer was the leading wicket-taker with 142

Other leading bowlers were: A Mynn, FW Lillywhite, J Dean, CG Taylor, W Clarke


Annual reviews[edit]

  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 3 (1841-1848), Lillywhite, 1862

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