1849 English cricket season

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1849 English cricket season

1849 was the 63rd season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The first-ever Roses Match took place.


23 to 25 July. Sheffield Cricket Club, playing as "Yorkshire", and Manchester Cricket Club, playing as "Lancashire", met at Hyde Park in Sheffield. It was the first match to involve teams called Yorkshire and Lancashire so was, therefore, the first Roses match. Yorkshire won by 5 wickets.

Leading batsmen[edit]

George Parr was the leading runscorer with 529 runs at an average of 31.11[1]

Other leading batsmen were: Nicholas Felix, Thomas Box, James Dean, Alfred Mynn, William Nicholson, Fuller Pilch, Robert Turner King, Tom Adams, William Hillyer, William Martingell

Leading bowlers[edit]

William Hillyer was the leading wicket-taker with 141 wickets at an average of 13.20[2]

Other leading bowlers were: John Wisden (notable for launching Wisden Cricketers' Almanack), William Clarke, William (FW) Lillywhite, James Dean, Edmund Hinkly, Edward Blore, William Martingell


Annual reviews[edit]

  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 4 (1849-1854), Lillywhite, 1862

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