Fast Bowlers v Slow Bowlers
Other First-Class matches in England 1840
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 22nd, 23rd June 1840 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossToss not known
ResultSlow Bowlers won by 33 runs
Close of play day 1Slow Bowlers (2) 33/4 (Box ?*)

Slow Bowlers first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FW Lillywhiteb Redgate1     
J Cobbettc Kynaston b Mynn0     
N Felixc Redgate b Dean35     
F Pilchb Redgate0     
T Boxb Mynn11     
W Cliffordb Redgate19     
W Garratb Mynn15     
T Sewellc Mynn b Dean6     
J Bayleyb Mynn0     
B Goodnot out5     
Earl of Wintertonb Dean1     
Extras(14 b, 1 nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out)109
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-2, 3-5, 4-18, 5-53, 6-93, 7-99, 8-102, 9-104, 10-109
Fast Bowlers bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Fast Bowlers first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WR Hillyerb Cobbett5     
C Hawkinsb Cobbett20     
CG Taylorc Lillywhite b Cobbett1     
A Mynnc Cobbett b Lillywhite2     
J Guyb Cobbett13     
HG Handb Cobbett0     
FGB Ponsonbynot out17     
R Kynastonb Cobbett5     
J Deanc Felix b Cobbett2     
S Redgateb Cobbett0     
HC Lowtherb Lillywhite0     
Extras(5 b)5
Total(all out)70
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-9, 3-?, 4-36, 5-?, 6-45, 7-?, 8-63, 9-?, 10-70
Slow Bowlers bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Slow Bowlers second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Cliffordb Mynn5     
B Goodc Kynaston b Redgate5     
T Sewellb Redgate12     
F Pilchb Redgate8     
T Boxrun out0     
W Garratb Mynn15     
J Cobbettrun out9     
N Felixc Hawkins b Mynn27     
FW Lillywhitec Taylor b Redgate13     
J Bayleynot out5     
Earl of Wintertonb Mynn0     
Extras(15 b, 2 w)17
Total(all out)116
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-15, 3-30, 4-33, 5-34, 6-61, 7-68, 8-105, 9-116, 10-116
Fast Bowlers bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Fast Bowlers second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Mynnc Cobbett b Lillywhite11     
WR Hillyerb Cobbett9     
J Guyrun out7     
C Hawkinsb Cobbett28     
CG Taylorb Lillywhite26     
FGB Ponsonbyb Lillywhite3     
S Redgateb Cobbett5     
HG Handb Lillywhite0     
R Kynastonb Lillywhite26     
J Deannot out4     
HC Lowtherb Cobbett0     
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out)122
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-23, 3-54, 4-62, 5-66, 6-77, 7-?, 8-110, 9-?, 10-122
Slow Bowlers bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> Fast Bowlers full substitute: FGB Ponsonby for EG Wenman (Ponsonby allowed to replace Wenman who was injured by a ball from Redgate when keeping wicket)
--> A Mynn reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Slow Bowlers first innings
--> J Cobbett equalled his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Fast Bowlers first innings
--> J Cobbett reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Fast Bowlers second innings

E.G.Wenman began playing for the Fast Bowlers, but on being injured by a ball from Redgate keeping wicket in the first innings, he was replaced by Hon.F.G.B.Ponsonby, who was allowed to bat. The match was described in Bell's Life as Eight Gentlemen and Players with Three Slow Bowlers v Eight Gentlemen and Players with Three Fast Bowlers'





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