1790 English cricket season
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The 1790 English cricket season was the 19th in which matches have been awarded retrospective first-class cricket status and the fourth after the foundation of the Marylebone Cricket Club. The season saw 12 top-class matches played in the country.

Samuel Britcher, the MCC scorer, began his annual publication of A list of all the principal Matches of Cricket that have been played, a compilation of match scorecards which he published until after the 1805 season. His 1790 edition features fourteen scorecards, including six from matches played at Lord's Old Ground, the MCC venue.

Matches

A total of 12 top-class matches were played during the season.[1][2][3] Four county teams played first-class matches, with a Hornchurch side also playing at the top level.[2][3] A West Sussex side is recorded playing a non-first-class match,[4] whilst there is a record of cricket being played in Rutland for the first time[citation needed] during the season when an England side played one from Hampshire at The Park, Burley-on-the-Hill.[5]

First mentions

A number of players made their top-class debut 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. ^ a b England Domestic Season 1790 - Fixtures and Results, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
  3. ^ a b First-class matches in England, 1790, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-12-10. (subscription required)
  4. ^ Other matches in England in 1790, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-12-10. (subscription required)
  5. ^ First-class matches played on The Park, Burley-on-the-Hill, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-12-10. (subscription required)

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