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1778 English cricket season

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1778 English cricket season

The 1778 English cricket season was the seventh in which matches have been awarded retrospective first-class cricket status. The scorecards of five first-class matches have survived.

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Five first-class match scorecards survive from 1778, four of them involving Hampshire XIs.[1][2]

Three other matches are known to have been played during the season, including a return match between Chertsey and an England side.[8]

First-class debutants

The following players made their first known appearance during the 1778 season.


  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. ^ Results, English Domestic Season 1778, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  3. ^ England v Hampshire XI, scorecard, Cricinfo. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  4. ^ Hampshire XI v England, scorecard, Cricinfo. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  5. ^ Chertsey v England, scorecard, Cricinfo. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  6. ^ Hamoshire XI v Surrey XI, scorecard, Cricinfo. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  7. ^ Surrey XI v Hampshire XI, scorecard, Cricinfo. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  8. ^ Other matches in England 1778, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-02-10.

Further reading

  • Altham, H. S. (1962). A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914). George Allen & Unwin.
  • Birley, Derek (1999). A Social History of English Cricket. Aurum.
  • Bowen, Rowland (1970). Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development. Eyre & Spottiswoode.
  • Major, John (2007). More Than A Game. HarperCollins.
  • Underdown, David (2000). Start of Play. Allen Lane.
This page was last edited on 22 February 2019, at 08:19
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