United States of America v Lord Harris' XI
Lord Harris' XI in Australia and New Zealand 1878/79
VenueSt George's Club New Ground, Hoboken on 7th, 8th May 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
TossToss not known
ResultLord Harris' XI won by an innings and 114 runs
UmpiresF Norley, Vernon
Close of play day 1

United States of America first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Moorerun out5      
CE Hainesc and b Lucas0      
CA Newhallb Lucas2      
RS Newhallst Webbe b Lane9      
RJ Crossrun out17      
FE Brewsterb Lane5      
DS Newhallc Lucas b Lane16      
*JT Soutterc Schultz b Lucas5      
EH Moeranc Hornby b Lane3      
PW Kesslerc Royle b Lucas12      
JE Spraguenot out6      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 62.2 overs)84
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-5, 3-7, 4-35, 5-35, 6-42, 7-49, 8-58, 9-75, 10-84 (62.2 ov)
Lord Harris' XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lane31   10384--
Brewster6   360--
Schultz4   160--

Lord Harris' XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AP Lucasc Cross b Moeran98 105    
F Pennc Cross b DS Newhall51 72    
VPFA Roylerun out31      
*AN Hornbyrun out27      
+AJ Webbeb Moeran20      
L Honec DS Newhall b Sprague10      
SS Schultzb Sprague5      
de Courcey Forbesb CA Newhall0      
WL Brewsternot out3      
CH Braithwaitec Kessler b CA Newhall1      
G Lanelbw b Sprague2      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(all out, 102 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-88, 2-152, 3-196, 4-229, 5-232, 6-242, 7-243, 8-247, 9-248, 10-253 (102 ov)
United States of America bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CA Newhall39   18842--
Sprague15   5233--
Brewster6   1260--
DS Newhall22   5701--
Soutter7   1160--
Moeran13   4292--

United States of America second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Mooreb Hornby3      
CE Hainesc Schultz b Lane0      
CA Newhallb Lane0      
RS Newhallst Webbe b Lane23      
RJ Crossst Webbe b Lane5      
FE Brewsterc Hornby b Lane5      
DS Newhallc Royle b Hornby6      
*JT Soutterb Lane11      
EH Moeranrun out0      
PW Kesslerc Hornby b Lane1      
JE Spraguenot out0      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 28.1 overs)55
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-8, 3-15, 4-21, 5-33, 6-36, 7-48, 8-52, 9-55, 10-55 (28.1 ov)
Lord Harris' XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lane14   3357--

Our thanks to Arthur Haygarth for collecting the information and to Roger Heavens for providing this scorecard which was first published in Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Scores and Biographies Volume 16. Copies of the book can be obtained from . Additions or corrections to this scorecard would be gratefully received.
The Americans, it is believed, went in first, but in another account the Gentlemen of England did. The American side was composed of members of New York and Philadelphia combined - The English of seven of those who went to Australia with four others. After the match the Americans went in again, when Mr Webbe bowled four of their wickets for eight runs, and play then ceased.
On May 9 Mr Webbe played a match of racquets (the best of three games) with Mr E.A. La Montague and won the two first. The loser however was, it was stated "about 58 years of age."
In the evening the Englishmen were guests of the New York Club. On Saturday May 10 at 8.30 most of the team left by the S.S. Baltic for England. Lord Harris and Messrs. Absolom and Mackinnon returning by the next boat.





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