1820 in sports
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1820 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
- 1 February — Tom Cribb retains his English championship with a first round knockout of Jack Carter in London.
- William Ward scores 278 for MCC v. Norfolk at Lord's, the first known double century and a new world record for the highest individual innings in all forms of cricket, beating James Aylward's score of 167 in 1777. However, the match is not universally recognised as first-class.
- The original Northamptonshire CCC was founded in 1820 but was subject to substantial reorganisation and reformation in 1878
- Earliest mention of wicketkeeping gloves
- 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Rowena
- 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Pindarrie
- Epsom Derby – Sailor
- Epsom Oaks – Caroline
- St. Leger Stakes – St Patrick
- Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Cribb. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
- 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 the missing data prevents effective computation of averages