List of historically significant English cricket teams Wikipedia
The purpose of this list is to identify all historically significant English cricket clubs and teams which played in matches that had either important or first-class status (i.e., they played in matches that were officially or unofficially first-class). It concentrates on those which are now defunct or, although extant, not currently significant. Therefore, the list excludes County Championship clubs, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), touring teams and the main university clubs. Clubs in the Minor Counties Cricket Championship or in one of the ECB Premier Leagues are excluded unless they formerly played in important or first-class matches. Note that some clubs which folded were subsequently refounded as modern league clubs. Many of the teams are ad hoc units named after their organiser (e.g., A. E. R. Gilligan's XI) while others are combinations (e.g., London & Surrey). In the source column, if only one citation is given, it relates to the earliest known mention of the team in the surviving records.
N.B. The list is believed complete re all clubs and teams that were active in important matches up to 1825. Many clubs and teams post-1825 are already included but they are not exhaustive.