1776 English cricket season
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The 1776 English cricket season was the fifth in which matches have been awarded retrospective first-class cricket status. The scorecards of seven first-class matches have survived. The earliest printed cricket scorecard templates were introduced during 1776.

Matches

Seven first-class match scorecards survive from 1776, all of them involving Hampshire XIs playing either Kent XIs or Surrey XIs.[1][2]

Three other matches not between county sides are known to have been played during the season. Full scorecards do not survive from these matches.[10]

Other events

A notice in the Leicester Journal of 17 August is the earliest known mention of cricket in Leicestershire.[citation needed]

First mentions

Richard Aubrey Veck made his debut in first-class cricket during the season.

References

  1. ^ Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (ACS) (1981) A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709 – 1863. Nottingham: ACS.
  2. ^ Results, English Domestic Season 1776, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  3. ^ Hampshire XI v Kent XI, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  4. ^ Kent XI v Hampshire XI, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  5. ^ Hampshire XI v Kent XI, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  6. ^ Kent XI v Hampshire XI, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  7. ^ Hampshire XI v Kent XI, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  8. ^ Surrey XI v Hampshire XI, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  9. ^ Hampshire XI v Surrey XI, scorecard, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  10. ^ Other matches in England 1776, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-10.

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