1857 English cricket season
The 1857 English cricket season saw the first AEE v UEE contest.
The AEE and UEE began an annual series of matches against each other that continued until 1869. The fixture was the most important of the season while it lasted. Two games were played in 1857, both at Lord’s and both won by the AEE.
AEE players in 1857 included: G Parr (captain), AJD Diver, HH Stephenson, J Caesar, RC Tinley, G Anderson, E Willsher and J Jackson.
UEE players in 1857 included: J Wisden (captain), J Dean, J Grundy, W Caffyn, John Lillywhite, T Lockyer, W Mortlock and W Martingell.
J. Grundy became the first player to be given out handling the ball when playing for MCC vs. Kent at Lord’s.
William Caffyn was the leading runscorer with 612 @ 18.00
Other leading batsmen were: J Lillywhite, G Parr, T Lockyer, J Grundy, J Caesar, HH Stephenson, J Wisden, J Dean
William Caffyn was the leading wicket-taker with 126
Other leading bowlers were: J Wisden, J Jackson, E Willsher, G Griffith, W Martingell, J Lillywhite, CDB Marsham, FW Bell
- Fred Lillywhite, The Guide to Cricketers, Lillywhite, 1858
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 5 (1855-1857), Lillywhite, 1862
- Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
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