1822 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
1822 in sports Wikipedia
Events18 May — Tom Cribb announces his retirement and relinquishes his English Championship title. He nominates his protégé Tom Spring as his successor. Spring offers to fight anyone in England but there are no immediate volunteers.
EventsThe roundarm controversy comes to a head when, in the MCC v Kent match at Lord's, John Willes of Kent opens the bowling and is no-balled for using a roundarm action, a style he has attempted to introduce since 1807. Willes promptly withdraws from the match and refuses to play again in any important fixture.
EnglandMost runs – E. H. Budd 354 (HS 87)
Most wickets – John Sparks 27 (BB 5–?)
England1,000 Guineas Stakes – Whizgig
2,000 Guineas Stakes – Pastille
Epsom Derby – Moses
Epsom Oaks – Pastille
St. Leger Stakes – Theodore