CM Smith's XI v WA Thornton's XI
University Match 1879 (Oxford University Freshmen's Match)
VenueMagdalen Ground, Oxford on 2nd, 3rd May 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
Players12 per side
TossToss not known
ResultCM Smith's XI won by 83 runs
Close of play day 1

CM Smith's XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GG Gutteresb Thornton9      
BJH FitzGeraldb Thornton20      
TG Ridleyc and b Thornton0      
N MacLachlanc Drummond b Wakefield8      
AW Moonb Wakefield13      
E Thomasb Thornton4      
WE Dunsfordb Thornton2      
O Jonesnot out7      
PC Parrc Lubbock b Thornton0      
*CM Smithb Thornton6      
GL Lachlanb Thornton0      
JW Cawstonrun out0      
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 51 overs)76
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-76 (51 ov)
WA Thornton's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thornton24   5348--
Lubbock18   8170--
Wakefield9   3132--

WA Thornton's XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WA Thorntonc MacLachlan b Jones12      
EK Douglasrun out10      
JB Lubbockrun out0      
CW Wilsonb Parr2      
CGC Mallamrun out7      
WH Manfieldc Dunsford b Parr12      
WO Naresc Moon b Smith3      
CE Drummondb Smith2      
J Wakefieldb Parr0      
GS Rogersb Smith10      
OJ Chittynot out3      
D Mackinnonb Jones9      
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out, 72.1 overs)73
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-73 (72.1 ov)
CM Smith's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridley17   11130--
Parr14   5163--
Smith16   8163--

CM Smith's XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GG Gutteresb Drummond4      
BJH FitzGeraldc and b Lubbock5      
TG Ridley hit wkt b Thornton33      
N MacLachlanc Chitty b Nares13      
AW Moonb Nares2      
E Thomaslbw b Lubbock1      
WE Dunsfordb Lubbock14      
O Jonesb Thornton0      
PC Parrb Wakefield14      
*CM Smithnot out18      
GL Lachlanb Nares6      
JW Cawstonb Nares0      
Total(all out, 105.2 overs)117
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-117 (105.2 ov)
WA Thornton's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lubbock31   17383--
Drummond18   14101--
Wakefield14   7151--
Mallam16   11100--
Thornton13   8142--

WA Thornton's XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WA Thorntonc Ridley b Parr0      
EK Douglasb MacLachlan1      
JB Lubbockb Parr0      
CW Wilsonc Gutteres b Jones10      
CGC Mallamc Smith b MacLachlan0      
WH Manfieldnot out16      
WO Naresb MacLachlan0      
CE Drummondb Parr0      
J Wakefieldb Parr1      
GS Rogersb MacLachlan0      
OJ Chittyb MacLachlan0      
D Mackinnonlbw b Jones0      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb)9
Total(all out, 30.1 overs)37
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-37 (30.1 ov)
CM Smith's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones12   972--
MacLachlan15   8215--

--> Bowling in the CM Smith's XI first innings adds 5 runs under

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.
Source records that the players had come up to Oxford from the following schools: Brighton College (Wilson), Charterhouse School (Thomas, Wakefield), Clifton College (Causton, Dunsford), Dulwich College (Mansfield), Eton College (Chitty, Douglas, Lubbock, Smith), Llandovery College (Jones), Marlborough College (Rogers), Rossall School (Nares), Rugby School (FitzGerald), Uppingham School (Mallam, Ridley), Winchester College (Gutteres, Moon, Parr, Thornton).
Source records that in another account in the second innings of the losers Wakefield scores 0 and the total is put 36.





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