1839 English cricket season

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The 1839 English cricket season saw Sussex CCC founded as the first county cricket club.

First-class matches[edit]

1839 match list


1 March. Formation of Sussex CCC out of the Sussex Cricket Fund organisation that had been set up in 1836.

Sussex CCC played its initial first-class match v. MCC at Lord’s on 10 & 11 June.

Leading batsmen[edit]

Ned Wenman was the leading runscorer with 332 @ 18.44

Other leading batsmen were: CG Taylor, F Pilch, J Cobbett, T Sewell, A Mynn, J Guy, GL Langdon

Leading bowlers[edit]

James Cobbett was the leading wicket-taker with 85

Other leading bowlers were: FW Lillywhite, J Bayley, E Sayres, A Mynn, WR Hillyer, GB Lee, S Redgate, J Dean, CG Taylor, JH Kirwan


Annual reviews[edit]

  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827-1840), Lillywhite, 1862

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