1847 English cricket season

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1847 English cricket season

1847 was the 61st season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Kent had a strong team including Nicholas Felix, William Hillyer, Alfred Mynn and Fuller Pilch. A noted highlight was the first recorded "match double" in an important match.

Important matches[edit]


  • 27 to 29 May: In the game between MCC and Oxford University, William Hillyer completes the first recorded "match double" of 100 runs and ten wickets in a first-class game,[1] scoring 26 and 83 and taking thirteen wickets.[2] The feat was not accomplished again until 1859 when Edward Walker achieved it, but since then has been accomplished numerous times, most frequently by W. G. Grace.[1]

Leading batsmen[edit]

N Felix was the leading runscorer with 591 @ 28.14

Other leading batsmen were: F Pilch, OC Pell, J Dean, A Haygarth, A Mynn, W Clarke, WR Hillyer, T Box

Leading bowlers[edit]

WR Hillyer was the leading wicket-taker with 134

Other leading bowlers were: A Mynn, FW Lillywhite, J Dean, W Clarke, J Wisden, JM Lee, C Arnold


  1. ^ a b Frindall, Bill (editor); The Wisden Book of Cricket Records (Fourth Edition); pp. 317-320. ISBN 0747222037
  2. ^ Oxford University v Marylebone Cricket Club in 1847

Annual reviews[edit]

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

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