Lancashire Colts v Manchester
Other matches in England 1879
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 16th, 17th May 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersLancashire Colts: 16 (15 to bat and field); Manchester: 11
TossToss not known
ResultManchester won by 4 wickets
UmpiresJ Ricketts, Swires
Close of play day 1

Lancashire Colts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JC Peelb Storer2      
J Dickinsonrun out3      
Eccleshareb Fothergill0      
Banksb Storer5      
JT Walshc Leese b Fothergill4      
J Whiteheadc Massey b Woof6      
W Hillb Fothergill0      
J Fergusonb Storer6      
J Burtonc Hillkirk b Woof11      
HJ Mazeenb Storer2      
M Masonb Storer2      
WB Cooperc Fothergill b Storer9      
R Kayc Massey b Fothergill12      
J Briggsb Woof0      
*RG Barlownot out4      
Buttressdid not bat      
Total(all out)68
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-68
Manchester bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Manchester first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Leeseb Briggs9      
RO Milneb Eccleshare1      
JR Hillkirkc Mazeen b Ferguson5      
EB Rowleyc Barlow b Eccleshare3      
WM Masseyb Eccleshare6      
CAG Hultonb Briggs4      
WH Cookeb Briggs15      
T Popec Dickinson b Eccleshare31      
AJ Fothergillnot out4      
WA Woofb Briggs0      
E Storerrun out0      
Total(all out)80
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-80
Lancashire Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Lancashire Colts second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JC Peelb Fothergill5      
J Dickinsonc Storer b Fothergill25      
Eccleshareb Fothergill17      
Banksc Rowley b Storer19      
JT Walshb Rowley4      
J Whiteheadb Rowley28      
W Hillrun out1      
J Fergusonb Fothergill11      
J Burtonb Fothergill0      
HJ Mazeenb Rowley10      
M Masonlbw b Storer15      
WB Cooperc Pope b Fothergill4      
R Kayb Fothergill6      
J Briggslbw b Rowley0      
*RG Barlownot out0      
Buttressdid not bat      
Total(all out)158
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-158
Manchester bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Manchester second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Leeseb Briggs36      
RO Milnenot out41      
JR Hillkirkb Burton19      
EB Rowleyb Briggs1      
WM Masseyc Barlow b Buttress41      
CAG Hultonc Eccleshare b [unknown]1      
WH Cookenot out6      
T Popeb Briggs0      
AJ Fothergilldid not bat      
WA Woofdid not bat      
E Storerdid not bat      
Total(6 wickets)147
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?
Lancashire Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

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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 the Lancashire Colts players as from the following clubs: Accrington (Banks, Kay), Ashton (Burton), Blackburn (Cooper), Bolton (Eccleshare), Droysden (Whitehead), Heywood (Ferguson, Mason), Liverpool (Briggs, Dickinson, Mazeen), Manchester (Hill, Walsh), Rochdale (Peel).
Source states that in the winners 2nd innings the Colts appear to have used a substitute bowler, one Buttress.





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