1847 English cricket season

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1847 English cricket season
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The 1847 English cricket season saw Kent recover the title with Felix, Hillyer, Pilch and Mynn all enjoying good seasons. The most notable highlight was the first recorded "match double" in a "first-class" game.

First-class matches[edit]


  • 27 to 29 May: In the game between MCC and Oxford University, William Hillyer completes the first recorded "match double" of 100 runs and ten wickets in a first-class game,[1] scoring 26 and 83 and taking thirteen wickets.[2] The feat was not accomplished again until 1859 when Edward Walker achieved it, but since then has been accomplished numerous times, most frequently by W. G. Grace.[1]

Leading batsmen[edit]

N Felix was the leading runscorer with 591 @ 28.14

Other leading batsmen were: F Pilch, OC Pell, J Dean, A Haygarth, A Mynn, W Clarke, WR Hillyer, T Box

Leading bowlers[edit]

WR Hillyer was the leading wicket-taker with 134

Other leading bowlers were: A Mynn, FW Lillywhite, J Dean, W Clarke, J Wisden, JM Lee, C Arnold


  1. ^ a b Frindall, Bill (editor); The Wisden Book of Cricket Records (Fourth Edition); pp. 317-320. ISBN 0747222037
  2. ^ Oxford University v Marylebone Cricket Club in 1847

Annual reviews[edit]

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

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