1823 English cricket season
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In the 1823 English cricket season, Henry Bentley issued his Correct Account of all Matches, 1786–1822.
- Henry Bentley issued his Correct Account of all Matches, 1786–1822 with supplements appearing to 1825.
- Earliest known reference to cricket in Herefordshire.
- The size of the wicket was increased to 27 x 8 inches.
- 7 first-class matches were recorded in 1823:
- 9 June — MCC v Sussex @ Lord's Cricket Ground
- 16 June — All-England v The Bs @ Lord's Cricket Ground
- 23 June — Sussex v MCC @ Royal New Ground, Brighton
- 7 July — MCC v Kent @ Lord's Cricket Ground
- 21 July — Gentlemen v Players @ Lord's Cricket Ground
- 28 July — Kent v MCC @ West Kent CC, Chislehurst
- 14–18 August — Hampshire v All-England @ Bramshill Park, Hampshire
1823 debutants included:
- John Beagley (Hampshire)
- H Bowley (Sussex)
- James Dale (Sussex)
- Timothy Duke (Kent)
- Henry Hoare (MCC)
- William Hooker (Sussex)
- S Maynard (Hampshire)
- Richard Searle (Sussex)
- 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.
- Bowen, p.270.
- Haygarth, p.470.
- Haygarth, p.473.
- Haygarth, p.474.
- Haygarth, p.476.
- Haygarth, p.479.
- Haygarth, p.480.
- Haygarth, p.484.
- Haygarth, Arthur (1862). Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826). Lillywhite.
- ACS (1981). A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709 – 1863. Nottingham: ACS.
- 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.
- Classification of cricket matches from 1697 to 1825
- CricketArchive – 1823 first-class matches list
- CricketArchive – 1823 other matches list
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