1773 English cricket season

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1773 English cricket season
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The 1773 English cricket season was the second in which matches have been awarded retrospective first-class cricket status. The scorecards of eight first-class matches have survived.

Matches[edit]

Eight first-class match scorecards survive from 1773.[1][2]

A number of other matches were played during the season, including matches between county teams. Full scorecards do not survive of these matches.[11]

The scorecard of the England v Hampshire match on 23 June is the first from which some bowling and fielding details are known, although no credit was given to the bowler when a batsman was out other than by being bowled. The card includes the first known instance of hit wicket as a mode of dismissal.

Debutants[edit]

The following players made their first known appearance during the 1773 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (ACS) (1981) A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709 – 1863. Nottingham: ACS.
  2. ^ Results, English Domestic Season 1773, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  3. ^ Surrey v Kent, Scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  4. ^ England v Hampshire, Scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  5. ^ England v Hampshire, Scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  6. ^ Kent v Surrey, Scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  7. ^ Hampshire v England, Scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  8. ^ Kent v Surrey, Scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  9. ^ Surrey v Hampshire, Scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  10. ^ Hampshire v Surrey, Scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  11. ^ Other matches in England 1773, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-10.

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.
  • Underdown, David (2000). Start of Play. Allen Lane.