1839 English cricket season
The 1839 English cricket season saw Sussex CCC founded as the first county cricket club.
1 March. Formation of Sussex CCC out of the Sussex Cricket Fund organisation that had been set up in 1836.
Sussex CCC played its initial first-class match v. MCC at Lord’s on 10 & 11 June.
Ned Wenman was the leading runscorer with 332 @ 18.44
Other leading batsmen were: CG Taylor, F Pilch, J Cobbett, T Sewell, A Mynn, J Guy, GL Langdon
James Cobbett was the leading wicket-taker with 85
Other leading bowlers were: FW Lillywhite, J Bayley, E Sayres, A Mynn, WR Hillyer, GB Lee, S Redgate, J Dean, CG Taylor, JH Kirwan
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827-1840), Lillywhite, 1862
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