Devon v Somerset
Other matches in England 1879
VenueCricketfield Road, Torquay on 6th, 7th August 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
TossDevon won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDevon won by an innings and 80 runs
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 25 all out

Devon first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Thorntonc Sainsbury b Reed24      
AJ Thorntonc Reed b Lushington6      
EF Wrightb Reed37      
RHB Taylorb Caird1      
WA Thorntonc sub b Reed42      
FJ Hallc Lushington b Newton7      
R Allsoppb Reed10      
EJ Sandersb Reed0      
JH Coplestonb Newton6      
GHF Faganb Lushington18      
JJ Crossnot out17      
Total(all out, 89.2 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-176 (89.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Reed41   ?615--
Caird13   ?311--
Newton9   ?192--
Thring9   ?100--
Sainsbury4   ?120--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Sainsburyc RT Thornton b Sanders3      
SC Newtonrun out15      
H Rossc Wright b Sanders1      
HF Foxnot out1      
E Bourdillonc RT Thornton b Sanders2      
FG Lushingtonb Wright1      
P Desagesc WA Thornton b Wright0      
W Rawlinsc Cross b Wright0      
F Reedc Copleston b Sanders0      
J Thringb Sanders0      
L Cairdc RT Thornton b Wright1      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(all out, 34.2 overs)25
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-25 (34.2 ov)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sanders17   ?195--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
E Sainsburyb Wright4      
SC Newtonrun out1      
H Rossb Sanders8      
HF Foxb Wright14      
E Bourdillonc RT Thornton b Wright15      
FG Lushingtonc Fagan b AJ Thornton8      
P Desagesb AJ Thornton8      
W Rawlinsb AJ Thornton0      
F Reednot out1      
J Thringb WA Thornton0      
L Cairdc Sanders b AJ Thornton1      
Total(all out, 65.2 overs)71
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-71 (65.2 ov)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright31   ?313--
Sanders25   ?231--
AJ Thornton7.2?34--
WA Thornton2   ?31--

--> Bowling in the Devon first innings adds 18 runs over

The match was played for the benefit of John Rigby, "who for 20 years had been ground keeper at the above locality" giving every satisfaction.
Despite the absence of professionals, the match was between teams representing county clubs.





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