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1942 in sports

Years in sports: 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Years: 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945

1942 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War II

American football

Association football

Australian rules football

Baseball

Basketball

NBL Championship

Events

Cricket

Events

  • There is no first-class cricket in England or Australia due to World War II. A few first-class matches are played in the West Indies, South Africa[1] and New Zealand but are not part of any official competition.
  • Former England international Andy Ducat dies of a heart attack on 23 July during a game at Lord's Cricket Ground whilst playing for his unit of the Home Guard from Surrey against another from Sussex.[2]

India

West Indies

Cycling

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockey

Motor racing

Events

  • No major races are held anywhere worldwide due to World War II

Rowing

The Boat Race

Rugby league

Rugby union

Speed skating

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

  • 1942 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

Awards

Notes

a Owing to government bans on weekday sport, the Melbourne Cup was run on a Saturday from 1942 to 1944.

References

  1. ^ First-Class Matches in South Africa 1941–42
  2. ^ Sengupta, Arunabha. "Unique oxymoron: The only time when the scoreboard read — 'not out dead'". www.cricketcountry.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Barbados v Trinidad". www.cricketarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 24 January 2015.

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