1820 in sports

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1820 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.



  • 1 February — Tom Cribb retains his English championship with a first round knockout of Jack Carter in London.[1]



  • William Ward scores 278 for MCC v. Norfolk at Lord's, the first known double century and a new world record for the highest individual innings in all forms of cricket, beating James Aylward's score of 167 in 1777. However, the match is not universally recognised as first-class.
  • The original Northamptonshire CCC was founded in 1820 but was subject to substantial reorganisation and reformation in 1878
  • Earliest mention of wicketkeeping gloves


  • Most runs[2] – William Ward 361 (HS 278)
  • Most wickets[2]George Coles 17 (BB 6–?)

Horse racing[edit]



  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Cribb. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b 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 the missing data prevents effective computation of averages