1852 English cricket season

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1852 English cricket season

1852 was the 66th season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The United All England Eleven was established as a rival to the AEE.]

Important matches[edit]


The United All England Eleven was established as a rival to the AEE. J Dean and J Wisden were the main organisers and other players to represent the UEE in its early years included John Lillywhite, T Lockyer, J Grundy, F P Miller, W Mortlock and T Sherman.

27 July. John Sherman made his final first-class appearance for Manchester v. Sheffield at Hyde Park, Sheffield. His career had spanned 44 seasons from his debut at Lord’s on 20 Sept 1809 when he played for Beauclerk’s XI v. Ladbroke’s XI. His was the longest first-class career span, equalled only by W. G. Grace.

Leading batsmen[edit]

N Felix was the leading runscorer with 529 @ 18.24

Other leading batsmen were: W Nicholson, G Parr, J Guy, T Box, W Caffyn, J Dean, J Caesar, W Martingell

Leading bowlers[edit]

J Grundy was the leading wicket-taker 103

Other leading bowlers were: W Clarke, J Wisden, W Martingell, T Nixon, T Sherman, J Bickley, J Dean, A Mynn


Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999

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