1827 in sports
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1827 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
- 2 January — Peter Crawley defeats Jem Ward in 11 rounds at Royston to win the English Championship.
- 4 January — Crawley announces his retirement from boxing and refuses a return bout with Ward, who thereupon reclaims the title.
- In an effort to resolve the roundarm bowling controversy, MCC agrees to the staging of three trial matches between Sussex and All-England. No firm conclusions are drawn in the immediate aftermath of the trials and it will be many years before roundarm is formally legalised.
- 4 June — Cambridge University versus Oxford University at Lord's is the inaugural University Match. It will become an annual fixture in 1838.
- 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Arab
- 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Turcoman
- Epsom Derby – Mameluke
- Epsom Oaks – Gulnare
- St. Leger Stakes – Matilda
- Cyber Boxing Zone – Jem Ward. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.