1848 English cricket season

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1848 English cricket season

1848 was the 62nd season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). There was an increase in northern matches with the main town clubs regularly challenging each other. The last top-class single wicket event was held.

Important matches[edit]


18 July. Birth of W. G. Grace at Downend, near Bristol.

Sheffield Cricket Club played home and away against both Manchester Cricket Club and Nottingham Cricket Club.[1]

Leading batsmen[edit]

George Parr was the leading runscorer with 339 @ 18.83.

Other leading batsmen were N Felix, A Mynn, WJ Hammersley, T Box, JM Lee, J Wisden, RT King, J Dean.

Leading bowlers[edit]

WR Hillyer was the leading wicket-taker with 85.

Other leading bowlers were FW Lillywhite, J Wisden, A Mynn, W Clarke, E Hinkly, GE Yonge, JM Lee.


Annual reviews[edit]

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

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