1766 English cricket season

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1766 English cricket season
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The 1766 English cricket season was the 23rd season following the earliest known codification of the Laws of Cricket. Details have survived of three eleven-a-side matches between significant teams.

Matches[edit]

Three eleven-a-side match between significant teams are known to have taken place.[1][2]

Other events[edit]

Robert Bartholomew, who had played for Surrey sides during the 1750s, died on 6 February[4] and the keeper of the Artillery Ground, Mr Read, died on 25 September.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ACS, p.23.
  2. ^ Other matches in England 1766, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  3. ^ London Evening Post (London, England), 8 May 1766 – 10 May 1766 (issue 6011), p 2, col 1; "On Thursday the 19th, will be played a Grand Subscription Cricket Match, play'd on the Race Down, between the Counties of Hampshire and Sussex. The Wickets to be pitched by Ten o'Clock."
  4. ^ a b Buckley, p.4.

Bibliography[edit]

  • ACS (1981). A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709 – 1863. Nottingham: ACS.
  • Buckley, G. B. (1935). Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket. Cotterell.

Further reading[edit]

  • Altham, H. S. (1962). A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914). George Allen & Unwin.
  • Birley, Derek (1999). A Social History of English Cricket. Aurum.
  • Bowen, Rowland (1970). Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development. Eyre & Spottiswoode.
  • Major, John (2007). More Than A Game. HarperCollins.
  • Maun, Ian (2011). From Commons to Lord's, Volume Two: 1751 to 1770. Martin Wilson. ISBN 978-0-9569066-0-1.
  • Underdown, David (2000). Start of Play. Allen Lane.