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CF Buller's XI v Orleans Club
Other matches in England 1879
VenueHurlingham Club Cricket Ground, Fulham on 21st May 1879 (1-day single innings match)
Balls per over4
TossToss not known
ResultOrleans Club won by 7 wickets

CF Buller's XI inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JS Hardyb Henery26     
J Wheelerc Rhodes b Henery6     
EJ Smithst Rhodes b CI Thornton41     
JT Welmanlbw b Henery0     
*CF Bullerb Henery6     
A Rylottrun out4     
Ratcliffeb Henery0     
C Sugdenc and b Stratford9     
CS Boulterc Henery b CI Thornton0     
G Sayerb Henery6     
FA Daynot out3     
Extras(4 lb, 4 w)8
Total(all out)109
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-109
Orleans Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Henery???6--
CI Thornton???2--
Stratford???1--

Orleans Club inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CI Thorntonb Rylott46     
PM Thorntonc Rylott b Smith18     
AH Stratfordb Ratcliffe26     
PJT Heneryb Rylott3     
G Lawb Hardy58     
+HE Rhodesb Rylott8     
Bolerretired not out20     
BM Posnonot out10     
A Hayc sub (PJT Henery) b Buller0     
G Foanot out7     
HDU Pickeringdid not bat      
Extras(12 b, 4 lb, 2 w)18
Total(7 wickets)214
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?
CF Buller's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith???1--
Ratcliffe???1--
Rylott???3--
Hardy???1--
Buller???1--

Notes
--> Orleans Club batted on after winning

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 http://booksoncricket.net . Additions or corrections to this scorecard would be gratefully received.
Source has result as match drawn. This would only make sense if the match was intended to be a two-innings game. Source does not make clear how many wickets had fallen when Orleans Club passed their target.
This was the first match played on the new ground of the Ranelagh Club at Fulham. It was originally intended that the first match should be between eleven members of the Ranelagh Club and eleven of the Orleans Club at Twickenham. Owing however to the first meet of the Four-in-Hand Club in Hyde Park being appointed for the same day, there was a difficulty in making up the Ranelagh side and the match was therefore constituted as above.
The Ranelagh is situated close to the terminus of the Putney omnibi on the Middlesex side of Putney Bridge. The cricket ground including the club house is from 6 to 7 acres in extent and the portion devoted to matches is about an acre and was laid down by Alfred Shaw and Pearce, the ground man of Lord's. Mr. Reginald Herbert is the founder of the Club, and the ground is a private one, and before it was made into a cricket ground was, it is believed, once the property of Grisi and Mario. (Giulia Grisi was a celebrated opera singer many years before; Giuseppe Mario, Count of Cordia, her husband, also a well known opera singer was described as the "perfect stage lover").

 

 

 

 

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