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1738 English cricket season

The 1738 English cricket season was the 42nd cricket season since the earliest recorded eleven-aside match was played. Details have survived of five top-level matches.

Recorded matches

Records have survived of five significant matches, all of which involved London Cricket Club in some form. In three of these matches the opposition was Chislehurst Cricket Club, with Mitcham Cricket Club also playing a match against London. A London and Surrey side played a Kent side in the remaining match.[1][2]

Two other matches are known to have taken place between Chislehurst and Horsmonden[3] and an advertisement in the Sherborne Mercury is the earliest reference to cricket in Dorset.[4]

First mentions

Clubs and teams



  1. ^ Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (1981) A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709 – 1863, p.20. ACS: Nottingham.
  2. ^ Other matches in England 1738, CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ Waghorn HT (1899) Cricket Scores, Notes, etc. (1730–1773), pp.21–22. Blackwood.
  4. ^ Major J (2007) More Than a Game: The Story of Cricket's Early Years, p.116. London: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-00-718364-7

Further reading