1842 English cricket season

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1842 English cricket season
Cricket formats first-class and single wicket

The 1842 English cricket season saw the official foundation of Kent CCC.

First-class matches[edit]

1842 match list


6 August. Formation of Kent CCC in Canterbury (reformed as the present club in 1859). Teams representing Kent had been playing regularly in first-class matches since the early 18th century but these were invariably sides raised by wealthy patrons.

The new Kent CCC played its initial first-class match v. All-England at the White Hart Ground, Bromley on 25 to 27 August.

Leading batsmen[edit]

N Felix was the leading runscorer with 406 @ 31.23

Other leading batsmen were: F Pilch, A Mynn, T Box, CG Taylor, FGB Ponsonby, B Good, T Barker, TA Anson, J Guy, C Hawkins, R Kynaston, T Sewell, JRLE Bayley

Leading bowlers[edit]

WR Hillyer was the leading wicket-taker with 127

Other leading bowlers were: A Mynn, FW Lillywhite, J Dean, CG Taylor


Annual reviews[edit]

  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 3 (1841-1848), Lillywhite, 1862

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