1852 English cricket season

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The 1852 English cricket season saw the introduction of a rival to the All-England Eleven

First-class matches[edit]

Events[edit]

The United All England Eleven was established as a rival to the AEE. J Dean and J Wisden were the main organisers and other players to represent the UEE in its early years included John Lillywhite, T Lockyer, J Grundy, F P Miller, W Mortlock and T Sherman.

27 July. John Sherman made his final first-class appearance for Manchester v. Sheffield at Hyde Park, Sheffield. His career had spanned 44 seasons from his debut at Lord’s on 20 Sept 1809 when he played for Beauclerk’s XI v. Ladbroke’s XI. His was the longest first-class career span, equalled only by WG Grace.

Leading batsmen[edit]

N Felix was the leading runscorer with 529 @ 18.24

Other leading batsmen were: W Nicholson, G Parr, J Guy, T Box, W Caffyn, J Dean, J Caesar, W Martingell

Leading bowlers[edit]

J Grundy was the leading wicket-taker 103

Other leading bowlers were: W Clarke, J Wisden, W Martingell, T Nixon, T Sherman, J Bickley, J Dean, A Mynn

References[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999

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