1852 English cricket season
The 1852 English cricket season saw the introduction of a rival to the All-England Eleven
The United All England Eleven was established as a rival to the AEE. J Dean and J Wisden were the main organisers and other players to represent the UEE in its early years included John Lillywhite, T Lockyer, J Grundy, F P Miller, W Mortlock and T Sherman.
27 July. John Sherman made his final first-class appearance for Manchester v. Sheffield at Hyde Park, Sheffield. His career had spanned 44 seasons from his debut at Lord’s on 20 Sept 1809 when he played for Beauclerk’s XI v. Ladbroke’s XI. His was the longest first-class career span, equalled only by WG Grace.
N Felix was the leading runscorer with 529 @ 18.24
Other leading batsmen were: W Nicholson, G Parr, J Guy, T Box, W Caffyn, J Dean, J Caesar, W Martingell
J Grundy was the leading wicket-taker 103
Other leading bowlers were: W Clarke, J Wisden, W Martingell, T Nixon, T Sherman, J Bickley, J Dean, A Mynn
- Fred Lillywhite, The Guide to Cricketers, Lillywhite, 1853
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 4 (1849-1854), Lillywhite, 1862
- Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
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