1794 in sports

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1794 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.



  • 8 April — "Big Ben" Brain dies from cirrhosis of the liver to leave the Championship of England a vacant title.[1]
  • 12 November — Daniel Mendoza defeats Bill Warr in 5 rounds at Bexley Common to claim the vacant Championship of England.[2] Mendoza will only hold the title for 6 months until April 1795.



  • Surrey gives odds to All-England who have 13 men for two games against the county in September. This is believed to be the only time this has happened.


Horse racing[edit]



  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Ben Brain. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Daniel Mendoza. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
  3. ^ a b Note that scorecards created in the 18th 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