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.
Seven first-class match scorecards survive from 1776, all of them involving Hampshire XIs playing either Kent XIs or Surrey XIs.
Three other matches not between county sides are known to have been played during the season. Full scorecards do not survive from these matches.
A notice in the Leicester Journal of 17 August is the earliest known mention of cricket in Leicestershire.
Richard Aubrey Veck made his debut in first-class cricket during the season.