History of Sport: 1810 to 1819

Some notable events in sport between the years 1810 and 1819:-

1810 Tameemon “Raiden” Torokichi records the highest winning percentage in Sumo wrestling history in a career lasting 21 years. (254 wins and 10 losses)

1810 Tom Cribb beats the American Tom Molyneaux to retain the bareknuckle boxing “world” title in the first big international fight.

1811 The first women’s golf tournament was organised by Mussleburgh golf club for local fishwives.

1811 First women’s county cricket match. Hampshire v Surrey at Newington.

1813 The first practical gun cartridge is made by Samuel Pauly in Paris.

1813 Ice-hockey originates as “bandy” at Bury Fen, Huntingdonshire,England.

1814 First 1000 Guineas horse race for fillies won by Charlotte at Newmarket.

1814 The first boxing club, The Pugilistic Club, founded by “Gentleman” Jackson in London.

1814 First cricket match played at the present site of Lord’s cricket ground, between MCC and Hertfordshire.

1816 Bill Arnull rides his third successive winner of the 2000 Guineas.

1817 Rackets with a soft ball played at Harrow school.

1818 First inter-club golf match played between Edinburgh Burgess Golfing Society and Bruntsfield Links Golf Club at Bruntsfield, Scotland.

1818 First prize fight with gloves was fought between two Englishmen in Aix-La-Chapelle, France.

1819 First Highland Games held by St.Fillans Highland Society in Perthshire.

1819 Britain’s Philip Cox wins the world Real Tennis title and holds it for ten years.

1819 The first long-distance pigeon race is held from London to Antwerp involving 36 birds.

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