1859 in sports

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Cricket: the first English touring team pictured on board ship at Liverpool: standing at left Robert Carpenter, William Caffyn, Tom Lockyer; middle row John Wisden, H. H. Stephenson, George Parr, James Grundy, Julius Caesar, Thomas Hayward, John Jackson; front row Alfred Diver, John Lillywhite

1859 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Australian rules football[edit]

Events

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

  • A group in southern Ontario adopts the New York rules in place of the Canadian rules. The Niagara club of Buffalo, New York joins the National Association (by participating in the meeting) although it plays only locally.[1]
  • In Brooklyn, Jim Creighton moves from the local Niagara club to Star at midseason and on to Excelsior for next year, perhaps for monetary reward.

Boxing[edit]

Events

Cricket[edit]

Events

  • 1 March — reorganisation of Kent County Cricket Club into the present club.
  • 21, 22 & 23 July — in a remarkable all-round performance, V. E. Walker of Middlesex, playing for All-England Eleven versus Surrey at The Oval, takes all ten wickets in the Surrey first innings and follows by scoring 108 in the All-England second innings, having been the not out batsman in the first with 20. He takes a further four wickets in Surrey’s second innings. All-England win by 392 runs.
  • 7 September — departure of cricket's first-ever touring team. The team of English professionals went to North America and played five matches, winning them all. There were no first-class fixtures. A famous photograph was taken on board ship before they sailed from Liverpool (see above).

England

Horse racing[edit]

Events

  • The Queen's Plate is initiated by the Toronto Turf Club and will be run for the first time in June 1860. The Queen's Plate is run over 1¼ miles by 3-year-old thoroughbred horses foaled in Canada and is the oldest race for thoroughbreds in Canada.

England

Lacrosse[edit]

Events

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Other events

Tennis[edit]

Events

References[edit]

  1. ^ The next two members by distance from the New York City meeting — the Union and Liberty clubs merely in Trenton and New Brunswick, New Jersey— also played no matches within the association. The other 47 of 50 members were from Jersey City and Hoboken, New Jersey and from modern New York City. Marshall D. Wright, The National Association of Base Ball Players, 1857–1870, Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2000, 31–40 (1859 data).
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John Morrissey. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  3. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Sayers. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Harvard–Yale Regatta – 150 Years of Tradition". Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew. Retrieved 2013-05-10.