1847 English cricket season
The 1847 cricket season was the 250th in England since the earliest known definite reference to cricket in January 1597 (i.e., Old Style – 1598 New Style). Kent had a strong team including Nicholas Felix, William Hillyer, Alfred Mynn and Fuller Pilch. A noted highlight was the first recorded "match double" in an important match.
- 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, scoring 26 and 83 and taking thirteen wickets. 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.
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
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
- Frindall, Bill (editor); The Wisden Book of Cricket Records (Fourth Edition); pp. 317-320. ISBN 0747222037
- Oxford University v Marylebone Cricket Club in 1847
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 3 (1841–1848), Lillywhite, 1862
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