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1847 English cricket season

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1847 English cricket season
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The 1847 cricket season was the 250th in England since the earliest known definite reference to cricket in January 1597 (i.e., Old Style – 1598 New Style). Kent had a strong team including Nicholas Felix, William Hillyer, Alfred Mynn and Fuller Pilch. A noted highlight was the first recorded "match double" in an important match.

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First-class matches

  • 1847 match list
  • Events

  • 27 to 29 May: In the game between MCC and Oxford University, William Hillyer completes the first recorded "match double" of 100 runs and ten wickets in a first-class game, scoring 26 and 83 and taking thirteen wickets. The feat was not accomplished again until 1859 when Edward Walker achieved it, but since then has been accomplished numerous times, most frequently by W. G. Grace.
  • Leading batsmen

    N Felix was the leading runscorer with 591 @ 28.14

    Other leading batsmen were: F Pilch, OC Pell, J Dean, A Haygarth, A Mynn, W Clarke, WR Hillyer, T Box

    Leading bowlers

    WR Hillyer was the leading wicket-taker with 134

    Other leading bowlers were: A Mynn, FW Lillywhite, J Dean, W Clarke, J Wisden, JM Lee, C Arnold

    Annual reviews

  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 3 (1841–1848), Lillywhite, 1862
  • References

    1847 English cricket season Wikipedia


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