1796 in sports
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1796 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
- "Ball mit Freystaten (oder das Englische Base-ball)" covered by German physical education instructor Johann C.F. Gutsmuths as one chapter in Spiele zur Uebung.
- "Gentleman" John Jackson announced his retirement to leave the Championship of England a vacant title.
- 14 November — Tom Owen, said to be the inventor of the dumbbell, claimed the Championship of England after a 40th round victory over William Hooper at Harrow. Owen held the title until August 1797.
- Inter-county matches were played for the last time until 1825, a victim of the loss of investment suffered by English cricket as the Napoleonic Wars escalated.
- Cyber Boxing Zone – John Jackson. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
- Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Owen. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
- Note that scorecards created in the 18th century are not necessarily accurate or complete; therefore any summary of runs, wickets or catches can only represent the known totals and the missing data prevents effective computation of averages
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