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First-class cricket

Index First-class cricket

First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket. [1]

47 relations: Australia national cricket team, Bill Frindall, Bowling (cricket), Broadhalfpenny Down, Cambridge University Cricket Club, Charles Pardon, County Championship, Cricket, Cricket Reporting Agency, ESPNcricinfo, Fenner's, Follow-on, Gentlemen v Players, Guinea (coin), Hampshire county cricket teams, Hubert Preston, Innings, International Cricket Council, Kent County Cricket Club, Laws of Cricket, Limited overs cricket, List A cricket, List of first-class cricket records, Lists of cricket records, Lord's, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex county cricket teams, Non-international England cricket teams, North v South, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Overarm bowling, Oxford University Cricket Club, Ranji Trophy, Roundarm bowling, Roy Webber, Sheffield Shield, Single wicket cricket, South Africa national cricket team, Surrey County Cricket Club, Sussex, Sussex County Cricket Club, Sydney Pardon, Test cricket, The Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, Twenty20, Variations in published cricket statistics, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

Australia national cricket team

The Australia national cricket team is the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, having played in the first ever Test match in 1877.

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Bill Frindall

William Howard "Bill" Frindall, MBE (3 March 1939 – 29 January 2009) was an English cricket scorer and statistician.

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Bowling (cricket)

Bowling, in cricket, is the action of propelling the ball toward the wicket defended by a batsman.

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Broadhalfpenny Down

Broadhalfpenny Down is a historic cricket ground in Hambledon, Hampshire.

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Cambridge University Cricket Club

Cambridge University Cricket Club, first recorded in 1817, is the representative cricket club for students of the University of Cambridge.

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Charles Pardon

Charles Frederick Pardon (28 March 1850 - 18 April 1890) was editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack between 1887 and 1890.

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County Championship

The County Championship, currently known as the Specsavers County Championship for sponsorship reasons, is the domestic first-class cricket competition in England and Wales and is organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

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Cricket

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).

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Cricket Reporting Agency

The Cricket Reporting Agency (CRA) was founded by Charles Pardon and George Kelly King in 1880.

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ESPNcricinfo

ESPNcricinfo (formerly known as Cricinfo or CricInfo) is a sports news website exclusively for the game of cricket.

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Fenner's

Fenner's is the University of Cambridge's cricket ground.

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Follow-on

In cricket, the follow-on is where a team batting second is forced to take its second innings immediately after its first, after having failed to reach close enough to the score achieved by the team who batted first (in that team's first innings).

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Gentlemen v Players

Gentlemen v Players was a first-class cricket match generally held in England twice or more a year for well over a century.

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Guinea (coin)

The guinea was a coin of approximately one quarter ounce of gold that was minted in Great Britain between 1663 and 1814.

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Hampshire county cricket teams

Hampshire county cricket teams have been traced back to the 18th century but the county's involvement in cricket goes back much further than that.

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Hubert Preston

Hubert Preston (16 December 1868 – 6 August 1960) was a journalist and writer who was editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for eight years from the 1944 edition to the 1951 edition.

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Innings

An innings is one of the divisions of a cricket match during which one team takes its turn to bat.

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International Cricket Council

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the international governing body of cricket.

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Kent County Cricket Club

Kent County Cricket Club is one of the eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.

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Laws of Cricket

The Laws of Cricket is a code which specifies the rules of the game of cricket worldwide.

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Limited overs cricket

Limited overs cricket, also known as one-day cricket and in a slightly different context as List A cricket, is a version of the sport of cricket in which a match is generally completed in one day, whereas Test and first-class matches can take up to five days to complete.

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List A cricket

List A cricket is a classification of the limited-overs (one-day) form of the sport of cricket.

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List of first-class cricket records

This list of first-class cricket records itemises some record team and individual performances in first-class cricket.

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Lists of cricket records

All lists of cricket records are listed here.

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Lord's

Lord's Cricket Ground, commonly known simply as Lord's, is a cricket venue in St John's Wood, London.

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Marylebone Cricket Club

Marylebone Cricket Club, generally known as the MCC, is a cricket club founded in 1787 and based since 1814 at Lord's cricket ground, which it owns, in St John's Wood, London, England.

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Middlesex county cricket teams

Middlesex county cricket teams have been traced back to the 18th century but the county's involvement in cricket goes back much further than that.

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Non-international England cricket teams

In English cricket since the first half of the 18th century, various ad hoc teams have been formed for short-term purposes which have been called England (or sometimes "All-England"; i.e., in the sense of "the rest of England") to play against, say, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) or an individual county team.

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North v South

The North of England and South of England cricket teams appeared in first-class cricket between the 1836 and 1961 seasons, most often in matches against each other but also individually in games against touring teams, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and others.

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Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.

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Overarm bowling

In cricket, overarm bowling refers to a delivery in which the bowler's hand is above shoulder height.

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Oxford University Cricket Club

Oxford University Cricket Club (OUCC), which represents the University of Oxford, has always held important or first-class status and is classified as an important team by substantial sources from 1827 to 1894; classified as an official first-class team from 1895 by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the County Championship clubs; and classified as a List A team in 1973 only.

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Ranji Trophy

The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between teams representing regional and state cricket associations.

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Roundarm bowling

In cricket, roundarm bowling is a bowling style that was introduced in the first quarter of the 19th century and largely superseded underarm bowling by the 1830s.

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Roy Webber

Roy Webber (died 14 November 1962 aged 48) was a British cricket scorer and statistician.

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Sheffield Shield

The Sheffield Shield is the domestic first-class cricket competition of Australia.

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Single wicket cricket

Single wicket cricket is a form of cricket played between two individuals, who take turns to bat and bowl against each other.

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South Africa national cricket team

The South African national cricket team, nicknamed the Proteas (after South Africa's national flower, Protea cynaroides, commonly known as the "king protea"), is administered by Cricket South Africa.

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Surrey County Cricket Club

Surrey County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.

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Sussex

Sussex, from the Old English Sūþsēaxe (South Saxons), is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex.

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Sussex County Cricket Club

Sussex County Cricket Club is the oldest of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.

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Sydney Pardon

Sydney Herbert Pardon (23 September 1855 – 20 November 1925) was a sports journalist who was the editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for 35 editions, from 1891 until his death.

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Test cricket

Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket and is considered its highest standard.

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The Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians

The Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (ACS) was founded in England in 1973 for the purpose of researching and collating information about the history and statistics of cricket.

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Twenty20

Twenty20 cricket, sometimes written Twenty-20, and often abbreviated to T20, is a short form of cricket.

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Variations in published cricket statistics

Variations in published cricket statistics have come about because there is no official view of the status of cricket matches played in Great Britain before 1895 or in the rest of the world before 1947.

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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (or simply Wisden or colloquially "the Bible of Cricket") is a cricket reference book published annually in the United Kingdom.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-class_cricket

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