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CHAPTER XII.


RECORDS AND CURIOSITIES.




COUNTY CRICKET FROM 1870 TO 1890.

1870.

Yorks. Glos. Lanc. Notts. Sussex Midd. Kent Surrey Won. Lost. Dwn.
Yorkshire ... ... ... ... ... ... W D ... ... ... ... ... W W W W 5 - 1
Gloucestershire ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W W 2 - -
Lancashire ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W L 1 1 -
Nottinghamshire L D ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W W W L 3 2 1
Sussex ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W L W L 2 2 -
Middlesex ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W L 1 1 -
Kent ... L L ... ... ... ... L L L W ... ... ... ... W L 2 6 -
Surrey ... L L L L L W L W L W L W L W ... ... 5 9 -


1871.

Sussex Notts. Midd. Glos. Yorks. Lanc. Kent Surrey Won. Lost. Dwn.
Sussex ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W W W W 4 - -
Nottinghamshire ... ... ... ... ... ... D W W L ... ... ... ... W W 4 1 1
Middlesex ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... D W 1 - 1
Gloucestershire ... ... D L ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W W 2 1 1
Yorkshire ... ... ... L W ... ... ... ... ... ... W L ... ... D W 3 2 1
Lancashire ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... L W ... ... L W ... ... 2 2 -
Kent ... L L ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W L ... ... W W 2 3 1
Surrey ... L L L L D L L L D L ... ... L D ... ... - 9 3


1872.

Surrey Notts. Glos. Lanc. Sussex York. Midd. Kent Won. Lost. Dwn.
Surrey ... ... ... D D W L ... ... L W W L W W W W 7 3 2
Nottinghamshire D D ... ... D D ... ... ... ... W WD ... ... ... ... 3 1 3
Gloucestershire L W D D ... ... ... ... D W W ... ... ... ... ... 3 1 3
Lancashire ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W W ... ... ... ... 2 - -
Sussex ... W L ... ... D L ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W W 3 2 1
Yorkshire ... L W L LD L ... L L ... ... ... ... W ... ... ... 2 6 1
Middlesex ... L L ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... L ... ... ... ... ... - 3 -
Kent ... L L ... ... ... ... ... ... L L ... ... ... ... ... ... - 4 -


1873.

Notts. Glos. Yorks. Kent Midd. Lanc. Sussex Surrey Won. Lost. Dwn.
Nottinghamshire ... ... ... ... W D ... ... ... ... ... ... W W W W 5 - 1
Gloucestershire ... ... ... ... W W ... ... ... ... ... ... W D W D 4 - 2
Yorkshire ... L D L L ... ... ... ... L ... W W W W W W 6 4 1
Kent ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W ... W L W L 3 2 -
Middlesex ... ... ... ... ... W ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... L W 2 1 -
Lancashire ... ... ... ... ... L L L ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W W 2 3 -
Sussex ... L L L D L L W ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W D 2 6 2
Surrey ... L L L D L L L W W L L L L D ... ... 2 10 2


1874.

Yorks. Glos. Notts. Kent Lanc. Midd. Surrey Sussex Won. Lost. Dwn.
Yorkshire ... ... ... L L W W ... ... W L W D W W W W 8 3 1
Gloucestershire W W ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... L W W D 4 1 1
Nottinghamshire L L ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W W W W W L 5 3 -
Kent ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... D W ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 - 1
Lancashire ... L W ... ... ... ... D L ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 2 1
Middlesex ... L D ... ... L L ... ... ... ... ... ... L W ... ... 1 4 1
Surrey ... L L W L L L ... ... ... ... W L ... ... D W 3 6 1
Sussex ... L L L D L W ... ... ... ... ... ... D L ... ... 1 5 2


1875.

Notts. Sussex Yorks. Lanc. Glos. Surrey Kent Midd. Won. Lost. Dwn.
Nottinghamshire ... ... ... ... W L ... ... W D D W ... ... D W 4 1 3
Sussex ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W L D W W W ... ... 4 1 1
Yorkshire ... L W ... ... ... ... L W W L W W ... ... D W 6 3 1
Lancashire ... ... ... ... ... W L ... ... ... ... ... ... W W ... ... 3 1 -
Gloucestershire L D L W L W ... ... ... ... L W ... ... ... ... 3 4 1
Surrey ... D L D L L L ... ... W L ... ... ... ... W W 3 5 2
Kent ... ... ... L L ... ... L L ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... - 4 -
Middlesex ... D L ... ... D L ... ... ... ... L L ... ... ... ... - 4 2


1876.

Glos. Yorks. Notts. Kent Midd. Sussex Lanc. Surrey Won. Lost. Dwn.
Gloucestershire ... ... W D W W ... ... ... ... W D ... ... W D 5 - 3
Yorkshire ... L D ... ... D L ... ... W D ... ... W W W W 5 2 3
Nottinghamshire L L D W ... ... ... ... D D ... ... L W W W 4 3 3
Kent ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... L W L W W L 3 3 -
Middlesex ... ... ... L D D D ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W Tie 1 1 4
Sussex ... L D ... ... ... ... W L ... ... ... ... W L L W 3 4 1
Lancashire ... ... ... L L W L W L ... ... L W ... ... ... ... 3 5 -
Surrey ... L D L L L L L W L Tie W L ... ... ... ... 2 8 2


1877.

Glos. Surrey Kent Lanc. Notts. Yorks. Midd. Sussex Won. Lost. Dwn.
Gloucestershire ... ... W W ... ... ... ... W W D W ... ... W W 7 - 1
Surrey ... L L ... ... W D ... ... L W W D W W D W 6 2 3
Kent ... ... ... L D ... ... W W L W ... ... ... ... W W 5 2 1
Lancashire ... ... ... ... ... L L ... ... L W W W ... ... W W 5 3 -
Nottinghamshire L L W L W L W L ... ... W D W D ... ... 5 5 2
Yorkshire ... D L L D ... ... L L L D ... ... W D ... ... 1 5 4
Middlesex ... ... ... L L ... ... ... ... L D L D ... ... ... ... - 4 2
Sussex ... L L D L L L L L ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... - 7 1


1878.

Midd. Glos. Lanc. Notts. Yorks. Kent Surrey Sussex Won. Lost. Dwn.
Middlesex ... ... ... ... ... ... ... D D W W ... ... W D ... ... 3 - 1
Gloucestershire ... ... ... ... D W D W L D ... ... L D W W 4 2 4
Lancashire ... ... ... D L ... ... L W W D W W ... ... ... ... 4 2 2
Nottinghamshire D D D L W L ... ... L W W D W W ... ... 5 3 4
Yorkshire ... L L W D L D W L ... ... ... ... W D L W 6 4 2
Kent ... ... ... ... ... L L L D ... ... ... ... W D L W 2 4 2
Surrey ... L D W D ... ... L L L L L D ... ... W W 3 6 3
Sussex ... ... ... L L ... ... ... ... L L W L L L ... ... 1 7 -


1879.

Yorks. Notts. Lanc. Midd. Surrey Sussex Glos. Kent Won. Lost. Dwn.
Yorkshire ... ... ... D W L W W W W D ... ... W D W L 7 2 3
Nottinghamshire D L ... ... D D D D ... ... ... ... D W W D 3 1 6
Lancashire ... W L D D ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... W D W D 3 1 4
Middlesex ... L L D D ... ... ... ... W W ... ... D D ... ... 2 2 4
Surrey ... L D ... ... ... ... L L ... ... W D L D W W 3 4 3
Sussex ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... L D ... ... ... ... L W 1 2 1
Gloucestershire L D D L D D W D ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 3 6
Kent ... L W L L L D ... ... L L W L ... ... ... ... 2 7


1880.

Notts. Glos. Kent Lanc. Yorks. Midd. Surrey Sussex Won. Lost. Dwn.
Nottinghamshire ... ... D D ... ... ... ... D W D W D W L W 4 1 5
Gloucestershire D D ... ... ... ... D W D W D W L W ... ... 4 1 5
Kent ... ... ... ... ... ... ... L L D W ... ... W D W W 4 2 2
Lancashire ... L L D L W W ... ... D D ... ... W W ... ... 4 3 3
Yorkshire ... L W D L D L D D ... ... W L D W ... ... 3 4 5
Middlesex ... L L D L ... ... ... ... L W ... ... D W ... ... 2 4 2
Surrey ... D L W L L D L L D L D L ... ... W D 2 7 5
Sussex ... ... ... ... ... L L ... ... ... ... ... L D ... ... ... - 3 1

1881.

Lanc. Yorks. Glos. Notts. Midd. Kent Surrey Sussex Won. Lost. Dwn.
Lancashire ... ... ... W W W D W D ... D W W W W ... ... 8 - 3
Yorkshire ... L L ... ... L D W D W W W W W W W W 9 3 2
Gloucestershire L D W D ... ... D L W D ... ... W L ... ... 4 2 4
Nottinghamshire L D L D D W ... ... L D ... ... W L W W 4 4 4
Middlesex ... ... D L L L D W D ... ... ... ... W W ... ... 3 3 3
Kent ... L L L L ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... L L W W 2 6 -
Surrey ... L L L L L L L W L L W W ... ... W D 4 9 1
Sussex ... ... ... L L ... ... L L ... ... L L L D ... ... - 7 1


1882.

Lanc. Notts. Yorks. Midd. Surrey Glos. Kent Sussex Won. Lost. Dwn.
Lancashire... ... ... L D D W W W D W W W W W ... ... 8 1 3
Nottinghamshire W D ... ... W L W D W W W D ... ... W W 8 1 3
Yorkshire ... D L L W ... ... L W D W W L W L W W 7 5 2
Middlesex ... L L L D W L ... ... L W W W W ... ... ... 5 5 1
Surrey ... D L L L D L W L ... ... D L W W W L 4 7 3
Gloucestershire L L L D L W L L D W ... ... ... ... ... ... 2 6 2
Kent ... L L ... ... L W L ... L L ... ... ... ... W D 2 6 1
Sussex ... ... ... L L L L ... ... L W ... ... L D ... ... 1 6 1


1883.

Yorks. Notts. Surrey Midd. Lanc. Sussex Kent Glos Won. Lost. Dwn.
Yorkhsire ... ... ... D L W D W D W W L W W W D W 8 2 4
Nottinghamshire D W ... ... W D D D L D W D ... ... W D 4 1 7
Surrey ... L D L D ... ... W L L W W W D D W W 6 4 4
Middlesex... L D D D L W ... ... ... ... ... ... W W W D 4 2 4
Lancashire... L L W D W L ... ... ... ... ... ... W L W L 4 5 1
Sussex ... W L L D L L ... ... ... ... ... ... W L ... ... 2 5 1
Kent ... L L ... ... D D L L L W L W ... ... ... ... 2 6 2
Gloucesterhsire... D L L D L L L D L W ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 6 3

1884.

Notts. Yorks. Surrey Midd. Lanc Sussex Kent Glos. Won. Lost. Dwn.
Nottnighamshire ... ... W W W D W W ... ... W W ... ... W W 9 - 1
Yorkshire ... L L ... ... D D D D W L W L W W W W 6 4 4
Surrey ... L D D D ... ... L W W L W W L D W D 5 4 5
Middlesex ... L L D D W L ... ... ... ... ... ... W W W D 4 3 3
Lancashire ... ... ... L W L W ... ... ... ... ... ... L W D L 3 4 1
Sussex ... L L L W L L ... ... ... ... ... ... D W W W 4 5 1
Kent ... ... ... L L W D L L W L D L ... ... ... ... 2 6 2
Gloucestershire L L L L L D L D W L L ... ... ... ... ... 1 8 3

1885.

Notts. Yorks. Lanc. Surrey Kent Glos. Midd. Sussex Won. Lost. Dwn.
Nottinghamshire ... ... D L ... ... D D ... ... W W W D W W 5 1 4
Yorkshire D W ... ... D W W W L D W D W L D D 6 2 6
Lancashire ... ... D L ... ... D L W ... W W ... ... W W 5 2 2
Surrey ... D L L L D W ... ... W D L L W W W W 6 4 4
Kent ... ... W D L ... L D ... ... ... ... L W W W 4 3 2
Gloucestershire L L L D L L W W ... ... ... ... W W L L 4 7 1
Middlesex L D L W ... ... L L W L L L ... ... ... ... 2 7 1
Sussex L L D D L L L L L L W W ... ... ... ... 2 8 2


1886.

Notts. Surrey Lanc. Midd. Sussex Yorks. Kent. Glos. Won. Lost. Dwn.
Nottinghamshire ... ... D W W D W D W W W D W D D D 7 - 7
Surrey... D L ... ... W L W W W L W W W W W W 10 3 1
Lancashire ... L D L W ... ... ... ... W L W D W L D L 4 5 3
Middlesex ... L D L L ... ... ... ... ... ... D L W D W W 3 4 3
Sussex ... L L L W L W ... ... ... ... D D L W W L 4 6 2
Yorkshire ... L D L L L D D W D D ... ... D L D W 2 5 7
Kent ... L D L L L W L D W L D W ... ... ... ... 3 6 3
Gloucestershire D D L L D W L L L W D L ... ... ... ... 2 6 4

1887.

Surrey Lanc. Notts. Midd. Yorks. Sussex Kent Glos. Won. Lost. Dwn.
Surrey ... ... ... W L W W W L W W W D W D W W 10 2 2
Lancashire ... L W ... ... L W ... ... D L W W W W W W 8 3 1
Nottinghamshire L L W L ... ... W D D D W W W W W W 8 3 3
Middlesex ... L W ... ... L D ... ... W D ... ... W D D W 4 2 4
Yorkshire ... L L D W D D L D ... ... W D W D D W 4 3 7
Sussex ... L D L L L L ... ... L D ... ... W L W L 2 8 2
Kent ... L D L L L L L D L D L W ... ... D D 1 8 5
Gloucestershire L L L L L L D L D L L W D D ... ... 1 9 4


1888.

Surrey Kent. Yorks. Glos. Lanc. Notts. Midd. Sussex Won. Lost. Dwn.
Surrey ... ... ... W W W W W D W L W W W W W W 12 1 1
Kent ... L L ... ... D L L L W W W D W W W W 7 5 2
Yorkshire ... L L D W ... ... W D D W D W L L W W 6 4 4
Gloucestershire L D W W L D ... ... D L L W W L D W 5 5 4
Lancashire ... L W L L D L D W ... ... D D W W D L 4 5 5
Nottinghamshire L L L D D L W L D D ... ... L D W W 3 6 5
Middlesex ... L L L L W W L W L L W D ... ... ... ... 4 7 1
Sussex ... L L L L L L D L D W L L ... ... ... ... 1 9 2


1889.

Notts. Lanc. Surrey. Kent. Midd. Glos. Yorks. Sussex. Won. Lost. Dwn.
Nottinghamshire ... ... W D W L W L W D W W W D W W 9 2 3
Lancashire ... L D ... ... W W W W L W W L W W W W 10 3 1
Surrey ... L W L L ... ... W W W W W D W W W W 10 3 1
Kent ... L W L L L L ... ... W ... D W W W W W 7 5 1
Middlesex ... L D W L L L L ... ... ... W D W D ... ... 3 5 3
Gloucestershire L L L W L D D L L D ... ... W L D W 3 7 4
Yorkshire ... L D L L L L L L L D L W ... ... L W 2 10 2
Sussex ... L L L L L L L L ... ... D L W L ... ... 1 10 1


1890.

Surrey. Lanc. Kent. Yorks. Notts. Glos. Midd. Sussex. Won. Lost. Dwn.
Surrey ... ... ... W W D L D L L W W W W W W W 9 3 2
Lancashire ... L L ... ... W W D W D W D D L W W W 7 3 4
Kent ... D W L L ... ... L D D D W D W W W W 6 3 5
Yorkshire ... D W D L W D ... ... L D W L W D W W 6 3 5
Nottinghamshire W L D L D D W D ... ... L L L W W W 5 5 4
Gloucestershire L L D D L D L W W W ... ... L W L W 5 6 3
Middlesex ... L L W L L L W D W L W L ... ... ... ... 3 8 1
Sussex ... L L L L L L L L L L W L ... ... ... ... 1 11 -


Nottinghamshire has been top county 7 times
Surrey " 4"
Yorkshire " 4"
Gloucestershire " 2"
Lancashire " 2"
Middlesex " 1"
Sussex " 1"




Sussex has been at the bottom 10 times
Surrey " 4"
Gloucestershire " 4"
Kent " 2"
Middlesex " 1"




TOTAL NUMBER OF MATCHES PLAYED.

Won. Lost. Drawn. Total.
Nottinghamshire ... 108 43 70 = 221 +65
Lancashire ... 91 54 34 = 179 +37
Yorkshire ... 108 76 66 = 250 +32
Surrey ... 112 110 50 = 272 +02
Gloucestershire ... 67 75 59 = 201 08
Middlesex ... 48 70 43 = 161 −22
Kent ... 60 91 31 = 182 −31
Sussex ... 39 114 23 = 176 −75
633 633 376 = 1642


GENTLEMEN AND PLAYERS' MATCHES.

AT LORD'S AND THE OVAL.

1806 Lord's... Gentlemen won by an innings and 14 runs. Beldham and Lambert played for the Gentlemen.
1806 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 82 runs. Lambert played for the Gentlemen.
1819 Lord's... Players won by 6 wickets.
1820 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 70 runs. Howard played for the Gentlemen.
1821 Lord's... Players, 278 runs for 6 wickets: Gentlemen, 60 runs for one innings. Gentlemen gave up the match.
1822 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 6 wickets.
1823 Lord's... Players won by 345 runs.
1824 Lord's... Players won by 101 runs.
1825 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 72 runs. The Gentlemen played 16 men.
1827 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 29 runs. The Gentlemen played 17 men.
1827 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 42 runs. The Gentlemen played 17 men.
1829 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 193 runs. Lillywhite and Broadbridge played for the Gentlemen.
1830 Lord's... Drawn. Pilch and Lillywhite played for the Gentlemen.
1831 Lord's... Players won by 5 wickets. The Players played 9 men; the Gentlemen, 11.
1832 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 34 runs. The size of the Players' wickets was 27 in. by 8 in. ; the Gentlemen's, 22 in. by 6 in.
1833 Lord's... Players won by 9 wickets. The Gentlemen played 6 men.
1834 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 21 runs.
1835 Lord's... Players won by 6 wickets. Cobbett and Redgate played for the Gentlemen.
1836 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 35 runs. The Gentlemen played 18 men.
1837 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 10 runs. Size of Players' wickets, 36 ins. by 12 ins.; Gentlemen's, 27 ins. by 8 ins. The Barn Door Match.
1837 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 38 runs. Gentlemen played 16 men.
1838 Lord's... Players won by 40 runs. Pilch, Cobbett, and Wenman played for the Gentlemen.
1839 Lord's... Drawn.
1840 Lord's... Players won by 9 wickets.
1841 Lord's... Players won by 3 wickets.
1842 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 95 runs.
1843 Lord's... Gentlemen won by an innings and 20 runs.
1844 Lord's... Players won by 38 runs.
1845 Lord's... Players won by 67 runs.
1846 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 1 wicket.
1847 Lord's... Players won by 147 runs.
1848 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 27 runs.
1849 Lord's... Gentlemen won by an innings and 40 runs.
1850 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 48 runs.
1851 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 14 runs.
1852 Lord's... Players won by 5 wickets.
1853 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 60 runs.
1854 Lord's... Players won by 9 wickets.
1855 Lord's... Players won by 7 wickets.
1856 Lord's... Players won by 2 wickets.
1857 Oval ... Players won by 10 wickets. First match at the Oval .
1857 Lord's... Players won by 13 runs.
1858 Oval ... Players won by 3 wickets.
1858 Lord's... Players won by 285 runs.
1859 Oval ... Players won by an innings and 25 runs.
1859 Lord's... Players won by 169 runs.
1860 Oval ... Players won by 8 wickets.
1860 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 181 runs.
1861 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 60 runs.
1861 Oval ... Players won by an innings and 68 runs.
1862 Oval ... Drawn.
1862 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 157 runs. This match was Gentlemen under thirty years of age v. Players under thirty.
1863 Lord's... Players won by 8 wickets.
1863 Oval ... Players won by 9 wickets.
1864 Oval ... Players won by 205 runs.
1864 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 68 runs.
1865 Oval ... Players won by 118 runs. W. G. Grace's first match for the Gentlemen.
1865 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 8 wickets. The Gentlemen had not won a match since 1853.
1866 Lord's... Players won by 38 runs.
1866 Oval ... Gentlemen won by 98 runs. First win for the Gentlemen at the Oval.
1867 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 8 wickets.
1867 Oval ... Drawn.
1868 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 8 wickets.
1868 Oval ... Gentlemen won by an innings and 87 runs.
1869 Oval ... Gentlemen won by 17 runs.
1869 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 3 wickets.
1870 Oval ... Drawn.
1870 Lord's... Gentleman won by 4 runs
1871 Lords... Drawn
1871 Oval ... Gentlemen won by 5 wickets.
1872 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 7 wickets.
1872 Oval ... Gentlemen won by 9 wickets.
1873 Oval ... Gentlemen won by an innings and 19 runs.
1873 Lord's ... Gentlemen won by an innings and 55 runs.
1874 Oval ... Gentlemen won by 48 runs.
1874 Lord's... Players won by 2 wickets. The Players had not won a match since 1866.
1875 Oval ... Drawn.
1876 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 262 runs.
1876 Oval ... Drawn.
1876 Lord's... Gentlemen won by an innings and 93 runs. Shrewsbury's first match for the Players.
1877 Oval ... Drawn.
1877 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 1 wicket.
1878 Oval ... Gentlemen won by 55 runs.
1878 Lord's ... Gentlemen won by 206 runs.
1879 Oval ... Gentlemen won by an innings and 126 runs.
1879 Lord's... Drawn.
1880 Oval ... Players won by 37 runs.
1880 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 5 wickets.
1881 Oval ... Gentlemen won by 2 wickets.
1881 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 4 wickets.
1882 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 8 wickets.
1882 Oval ... Players won by 87 runs.
1883 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 7 wickets;
1883 Oval ... A tie match. Players—1st innings, 203; 2nd, 181. Gentlemen. 1st innings, 235;; 2nd, 149.
1884 Oval ... Players won by 9 wickets.
1884 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 6 wickets.
1885 Oval ... Drawn.
1885 Lord's... Players won by 4 wickets.
1886 Lord's... Players won by 5 wickets.
1886 Oval ... Drawn.
1887 Lord's... Players won by an innings and 123 runs.
1887 Oval ... Players won by an innings and 16 runs.
1888 Lord's... Gentlemen won by 5 runs.
1888 Oval ... Players won by an innings and 139 runs.
1889 Oval ... Players won by 8 wickets.
1889 Lord's... Players won by 10 wickets.
1890 Oval ... Players won by 9 wickets.
1890 Lord's... Drawn.
AT PRINCE'S.
1873 Gentlemen won by an innings and 54 runs.
1874 Gentlemen won by 61 runs.
1875 Players won by 43 runs.
1876 Gentlemen won by 5 wickets.
1877 Gentlemen won by 9 wickets.

Matches played, 113: Players won 54; Gentlemen won 45; drawn, 13; tied, 1.

Other matches have been played at Brighton, Scarborough, Hastings, and elsewhere.


BATTING AVERAGES OF SOME OF THE LEADING BATSMEN IN THE GENTLEMEN v. PLAYERS' MATCHES.

GENTLEMEN.

  Completed
Innings.
Runs Average
Mr. W. G. Grace 96 4243 44.19
Mr. W. Yardley 12 435 36. 3
Mr. C. T. Studd 9 313 34. 7
Mr. A. Lubbock 11 313 32. 3
Mr. G. F. Grace 33 355 28 .3
Mr. W. W. Read 23 927 26. 3
Mr. T. C. O'Brien 9 601 26.2
Mr. A. G. Steel 22 236 26.00
Mr. G. H. Longman 12 293 24 .5
Mr. A. E. Stoddart 11 265 24. 1
Mr. A. N. Hornby 47 1101 22.20
Mr. A. W. Ridley 21 491 23. 8
Mr. R. A. H. Mitchell 10 235 23. 5
Mr. I. D. Walker 29 639 22. 1
Mr. A. P. Lucas 32 704 22.00
Mr. R. D. Walker 17 362 21 .5
Mr. F. Penn 12 253 21. 1

PLAYERS.

  Completed
Innings.
Runs Average
T. Hayward 15 552 36.12
T. Hearne 14 474 33.12
W Barnes 33 1055 32. 1
A. Shrewsbury 31 972 31.11
G Ulyett 53 1637 30.47
W Bates 22 632 28.16
W Gunn 20 573 28.13
G Parr 22 618 28. 2
R Daft 35 925 26.15
W Mortlock 15 398 26. 8
R Carpenter 25 599 24. 9
J Wisden 17 390 22.16
Jno. Lilly white 15 338 22. 8
J M. Read 12 265 22. 1
E. Lockwood 54 1179 21.45
H. Jupp 62 1321 12.19
THREE‑FIGURE INNINGS SCORED IN THE
GENTLEMEN v. PLAYERS' MATCHES.
1821 Beagley, 113*
1825 Mr. W. Ward, 102
1827 Saunders, 100
1860 T. Hayward, 132
1861 R. Carpenter, 119
1861 R. Carpenter, 106
1863 T. Hayward, 112*
1864 H. H. Stephenson, 117
1865 T. Hearne, 122*
1866 Mr. A. Lubbock, 107*
1868 Mr. W. G. Grace, 134*
1868 Mr. I. D. Walker, 165
1870 Mr. W. G. Grace, 109
1870 Mr. W. G. Grace, 215
1870 Mr. W. B. Money, 109*
1871 Mr. W. G. Grace, 217
1872 Mr. W. G. Grace, 112
1872 Mr. W. G. Grace, 117
1872 R. Daft, 102
1873 Mr. W. G. Grace, 163
1873 Mr. W. G. Grace, 158
1873 Mr. A. N. Hornby, 104
1874 Mr. W. G. Grace, 110
1875 Mr. W. G. Grace, 152
1876 Mr. W. G. Grace, 169
1877 Mr. A. W. Ridley, 103
1877 Mr. A. N. Hornby, 144
1877 Mr. G. F. Grace, 134
1877 G. Ulyett, 118
1878 Mr. W. G. Grace, 100
1882 Mr. A. P. Lucas, 107
1883 Mr. C. T. Studd, 100
1883 Mr. E. F. S.Tylecote, 107
1884 G. Ulyett, 134
1885 Mr. W. W. Read, 159
1886 A. Shrewsbury, 127
1887 A. Shrewsbury, 111
1889 W. Barnes, 130*

* Not out.


Mr. W. G. Grace has scored it 12 times.
Mr. A. N. Hornby has scored it 2 times
R. Carpenter has scored it 2 times
T. Hayward has scored it 2 times
G. Ulyett has scored it 2 times
A. Shrewsbury has scored it 2 times

PUBLIC SCHOOL MATCHES.


ETON v. , HARROW AT LORDS.

  Winner. Won by   Winner. Won by
1805 Eton Ins. and 2 runs 1858 Harrow Ins. and 7 runs
1818 Harrow 13 runs 1859 Harrow Ins. and 48 runs
1822 Harrow 87 runs 1860   Drawn
1823 Eton Ins. and 33 runs 1861   Drawn
1824 Eton 9 wickets 1862 Eton 54 runs
1825 Eton 7 wickets 1862   Drawn
1827 Eton 6 wickets 1864 Harrow Ins. and 67 runs
1828 Eton 6 wickets 1865 Harrow Ins. and 51 runs
1832 Eton Ins. and 156 runs 1866 Harrow Ins. and 136 runs
1833 Harrow 8 wickets 1867   Drawn
1834 Harrow 13 runs 1868 Harrow 7 wickets
1835 Eton 165 runs 1869 Eton Ins. and 19 runs
1836 Harrow 9 wickets 1870 Eton 20 runs
1837 Eton 8 wickets 1871 Eton Ins. and 77 runs
1838 Eton Ins. and 30 runs 1872 Eton 6 Wickets
1839 Eton 8 wickets 1873 Harrow 5 Wickets
1840 Eton 31 runs 1874 Eton 5 Wickets
1841 Eton Ins. and 175 runs 1875   Drawn
1842 Harrow 65 runs 1876 Eton Ins. and 24 runs
1843 Harrow 20 runs 1877   Drawn
1844 Eton Ins. and 69 runs 1878 Harrow 20 runs
1845 Eton Ins. and 174 runs 1879   Drawn
1846 Eton Ins. and 135 runs 1880 Harrow 95 runs
1847 Eton 9 Wickets 1881 Harrow 112 runs
1848 Harrow 41 runs 1882   Drawn
1849 Harrow 77 runs 1883   drawn
1850 Eton 7 Wickets 1884   Drawn
1851 Harrow 8 Wickets 1885 Harrow 3 wickets
1852 Harrow 71 runs 1886 Eton 6 Wickets
1853 Harrow 3 wickets 1887 Eton 5 Wickets
1854 Harrow 98 runs 1888 Harrow 150 runs
1855 Harrow Ins. and 66 runs 1889 Harrow 9 wickets
1857 Harrow 10 wickets* 1890   Drawn

* This match was Etonians v. Harrovians under 20.

Matches played, 66: Harrow won 28; Eton won 27; drawn, 11.

ETON v. WINCHESTER.

  Winner. Won by Where   Winner. Won by Where
1826Winchester53 runsLord's1860Eton10 RunsWinc.
1829Eton4 WicketsLord's1861Eton9 wicketsEton
1830Winchester8 wicketsLord's1862Eton1 WicketWinc.
1832EtonIns. and 10 runsLord's1863EtonIns. and 194 runsEton
1833Eton14 runsLord's1864Eton9 WicketsWinc.
1834Eton13 runsLord's1865 DrawnEton
1835Eton5 wicketsLord's1866Eton10 WicketsWinc
1836Eton2 wicketsLord's1867EtonIns. and 10 runsEton
1838WinchesterIns. and 34 runsLord's1868Eton8 wicketsWinc.
1839Eton108 runsLord's1869EtonIns. and 36 runsEton
1840Winchester43 runsLord's1870Winchester1 wicketWinc.
1841Winchester109 runsLord's1871Winchester8 runsEton
1842Eton7 wicketsLord's1872EtonIns. and 125 runsWinc.
1843Winchester8 wicketsLord's1873Eton5 wicketsEton
1844Eton27 runsLord's1874EtonIns and 202 runsWinc.
1845 A tie match—
1875 Eton 5 wickets Eton
 Winchester111 and 52Lord's1876EtonIns. and 99 runsWinc.
 Eton66 and 97Lord's1877EtonIns.and 121 runsEton
1846EtonIns. and 55 runsLord's1878Winchester6 wicketsWinc.
1847EtonIns. and 78 runsLord's1879Eton45 runsEton
1848Eton65 runsLord's1880Eton9 runsWinc.
1849EtonIns. and 27 runsLord's1881Eton6 wicketsEton
1850Eton5 wicketsLord's1882WinchesterIns and 20 runsWinc.
1851Winchester26runsLord's1883Winchester224 runs Eton
1852Winchester30 runsLord's1884Eton5 wicketsWinc.
1853Winchester35 runsLord's1885 DrawnEton
1854Winchester3 wicketsLord's1886Eton8 wicketsWinc.
1855Eton46runsEton1887Eton9 WicketsEton
1856EtonIns. and 4 runsWinc.1888 DrawnWinc.
1857EtonIns. and 31 runsEton1889Winchester114 runsEton
1858Winchester1 wicketWinc.1890 DrawnWinc.
1859Winchester3 WicketsEton    


Matches played, 61: Eton won 38; Winchester won 18; drawn, 4; tied. 1.

RUGBY v. MARLBOROUGH.

  Winner. Won by Where   Winner. Won by Where
1855Rugby 10 wickets Lord's1875Rugby Ins. and 35 runsLord's
1856Rugby5 wicketsLord's1876Marlbro'5 wicketsLord's
1857RugbyIns. and 83 runsOval1877Marlbro'196 runsLord's
1860RugbyIns. and 50 runsLord's1878Rugby Ins. and 24 runsLord's
1862Marlbro'Ins. and 17 runsLord's1879Rugby97 runsLord's
1863Rugby83 runsOval1880RugbyIns.and 120 runsLord's
1864RugbyIns. and 33 runsIslgtn.1881Rugby2 wicketsLord's
1865Rugby9 wickets Lord's1882Marlbro'5 wicketsLord's
1866 DrawnLord's1883 DrawnLord's
1867Rugby6 wicketsOval1884Marlbro'8 wicketsLord's
1868RugbyIns. and 133 runsRugby1885 DrawnLord's
1869Rugby179 runsLord's1886Rugby37 runsLord's
1870Rugby5 wicketsMarl.1887Marlbro'217 runsLord's
1871 Marlbro’ 68 runs Lord's 1888 No play, owing to rain
1872Marlbro'9 wicketsLord's1889 Marlbro'6 wicketsLord's
1873Rugby8 wicketsLord's1890Marlbro'145 runsLord's
1874Rugby5 wicketsLord's    

Matches played, 32: Rugby won 19; Marlborough won 11:; drawn, 3.

CHELTENHAM v. MARLBOROUGH.

Date. Where Played.Winner.Won by
1856CheltenhamCheltenham77 runs.
1857MarlboroughCheltenham4 wickets.
1858CheltenhamCheltenham6 wickets.
1859MarlboroughMarlborough32 runs.
1860Cheltenham Drawn.
1861MarlboroughCheltenham7 wickets.
1862Cheltenham Drawn.
1863MarlboroughCheltenham36 runs.
1864Cheltenham Drawn.
1865MarlboroughMarlborough10 wickets.
1866Cheltenham Drawn.
1867Marlborough Drawn.
1868CheltenhamCheltenham10 wickets.
1869MarlboroughMarlboroughInnings and 12 runs
1870CheltenhamCheltenham6 wickets.
1871MarlboroughCheltenham7 wickets.
1872CheltenhamMarlborough7 wickets.
1873MarlboroughMarlborough 84 runs.
1874CheltenhamCheltenham232 runs.
1875Marlborough Drawn.
1876CheltenhamMarlborough6 wickets.
1877MarlboroughMarlboroughInnings and 170 runs.
1878CheltenhamMarlborough6 wickets.
1879MarlboroughMarlborough15 runs.
1880Cheltenham  Drawn.
1881MarlboroughCheltenham4 wickets.
1882CheltenhamMarlborough70 runs.
1883MarlboroughMarlboroughInnings and 102 runs.
1884Cheltenham Drawn.
1885Marlborough Drawn.
1886CheltenhamCheltenham5 wickets.
1887MarlboroughCheltenham7 wickets.
1888CheltenhamCheltenhamInnings and 71 runs.
1889MarlboroughMarlborough9 wickets.
1890CheltenhamMarlborough39 runs.

Matches played 35 : Cheltenham won 13 ; Marlborough won 13; drawn, 9.


CLIFTON v. CHELTENHAM.

Date. Where Played. Winner. Won by
1872CliftonClifton6 wickets.
1873CheltenhamCliftonInnings and 44 runs.
1874Clifton Drawn.
1875CheltenhamCliftonInnings and 107 runs.
1876Clifton Drawn.
1877CheltenhamCliftonInnings and 209 runs.
1878CliftonClifton9 wickets.
1879CheltenhamCheltenham19 runs.
1880Clifton Drawn.
1881CheltenhamCheltenham8 wickets.
1882CliftonCheltenham99 runs.
1883CheltenhamClifton4 wickets.
1884Clifton Drawn.
1885CheltenhamClifton5 wickets.
1886CliftonClifton10 wickets.
1887CheltenhamCheltenham9 wickets
1888CliftonCheltenham10 wickets.
1889Cheltenham Drawn.
1890CliftonCliftonInnings and 53 runs.

Matches played, 19: Clifton won 9; Cheltenham won 5 ; drawn, 5.