1864 in sports

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1864 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Association football[edit]

Events

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

  • The Atlantic club of Brooklyn, New York suffers only one early tie. One match is at Rochester against the Young Canadian club of Woodstock, Ontario, 75–11.
  • New rules empower the umpire to "call" balls (bad pitches) and eventually award first base on balls, practically limiting the number of pitches and the length of each batsman's turn.

Boxing[edit]

Events

Cricket[edit]

Events

  • Law 10 is rewritten by MCC to allow a bowler to bring his arm through at any height providing he keeps it straight and does not "throw" the ball. The issue of overarm bowling has crystallised in the Willsher-Lillywhite incident of August 1862.
  • The concept of a champion county gains popularity when newspapers begin to publish tables of inter-county match results
  • 12 January — formation of Lancashire County Cricket Club at a meeting in Manchester
  • 27–29 January — Otago v. Canterbury at Dunedin is the start of first-class cricket in New Zealand
  • Madras v. Calcutta is the start of first-class cricket in India
  • First issue of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

England

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

Events

England

Australia

Canada

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Other events

Rugby football[edit]

Events

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom King. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Joe Coburn. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.