1835 English cricket season
Powerless to prevent the use of roundarm, MCC in the 1835 English cricket season finally amended the Laws of Cricket to make it legal.
The relevant part of the Law stated: if the hand be above the shoulder in the delivery, the umpire must call "No Ball". Bowlers’ hands now started to go above the shoulder and the 1835 Law had to be reinforced in 1845 by removing benefit of the doubt from the bowler in the matter of his hand’s height when delivering the ball.
The Laws were also changed to enforce a compulsory follow on if 100 runs behind on first innings.
Nottinghamshire as a county team, and perhaps also as Notts CCC, played its first inter-county match v. Sussex at Brown’s Ground, Brighton on 27 to 29 August. Previous matches involved Nottingham as a town rather than Notts as a county. Notts is recognised as a first-class county team from 1835.
The lease of Lord's Cricket Ground was transferred to JH Dark, who remained proprietor until 1864.
James Cobbett was the leading runscorer with 156 @ 15.60
Other leading batsmen were: EG Wenman, J Taylor, CJ Harenc, CA Wilkinson, CH Parnther, GM Giffard
William Lillywhite was the leading wicket-taker with 42
Other leading bowlers were: S Redgate, J Cobbett, T Barker, G Brown, J Broadbridge
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827-1840), Lillywhite, 1862
- Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
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