1805 English cricket season
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- Lord Frederick Beauclerk became the first batsman known to have scored two first-class centuries in a season when he made 129* for Hampshire v All-England in July and 102 for All-England v Surrey in August.
- In what was the first definitely recorded Eton v Harrow match at Lord's Old Ground, the future poet Lord Byron played for Harrow.
- With the Napoleonic War continuing, loss of investment and manpower impacted cricket and only 6 first-class matches have been recorded in 1805:
- 24 June — All-England v Surrey @ Lord's Old Ground
- 1–3 July — All-England v Hampshire @ Lord's Old Ground
- 8–10 July — All-England v The Bs @ Lord's Old Ground
- 15–16 July — All-England v Hampshire @ Lord's Old Ground
- 5–7 August — All-England XII v Surrey XII @ Lord's Old Ground
- 13–14 August — All-England XII v Surrey XII @ Lord's Old Ground
1805 debutants included:
- Windebank (Hampshire)
- Note that scorecards created in the first quarter of the 19th century are not necessarily accurate or complete; therefore any summary of runs, wickets or catches can only represent the known totals and computation of averages is ineffectual.
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- Classification of cricket matches from 1697 to 1825
- CricketArchive – 1805 first-class matches list
- CricketArchive – 1805 other matches list
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