1803 English cricket season
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- Most runs – Lord Frederick Beauclerk 284 at 35.50 (HS 74)
- Most wickets – Lord Frederick Beauclerk 12
- Prime Minister William Pitt referred to cricket when introducing his Defence Bill.
- With the Napoleonic War continuing, loss of investment and manpower impacted cricket and only three first-class matches have been recorded in 1803:
- Another match that has sometimes been regarded as first-class is H C Woolridge's XI v W R Capel's XI at Clifford's Park, Rickmansworth, on Friday 26 August.
1803 debutants included:
- 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.
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- Haygarth, p.305.
- Haygarth, p.307.
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