Devon v Devon Colts
Other matches in England 1879
VenueThe Fortfield, Sidmouth on 1st, 2nd August 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersDevon: 11; Devon Colts: 17
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
Close of play day 1

Devon first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Thorntonb Fowle14      
AJ Thorntonb Fowle2      
JJ Crossc Fowle b Ireland0      
H Mann hit wkt b Douglas12      
WA Thorntonb Potbury12      
R Allsoppc Poland b Potbury5      
FW Polandb Potbury6      
HA Pattinsonnot out20      
JJ Hardingc Ireland b Harrison4      
AJ Greenhillb Douglas9      
HT Mackenziec CJ Willock b [unknown]0      
Total(all out)93
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-93
Devon Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Devon Colts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DF Douglasc Pattinson b AJ Thornton2      
WH Polandc and b WA Thornton1      
GG Gutteresb WA Thornton6      
FS Irelandc AJ Thornton b WA Thornton13      
WHT Wrightb AJ Thornton3      
FS Coxrun out4      
J Fowlerun out8      
WJ Bythellc Cross b AJ Thornton7      
FJ Ellisb AJ Thornton0      
TR Hine-Haycockc and b AJ Thornton13      
CJ Willockb AJ Thornton2      
WP Harrisonb AJ Thornton0      
CH Luxtonb Harding9      
JA Potburyc Allsopp b AJ Thornton1      
R Coleridgeb AJ Thornton0      
RP Willockb Harding0      
*GT Warnernot out0      
Total(all out)69
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-?, 15-?, 16-69
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WA Thornton???3--
AJ Thornton???9--

Devon second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Thorntonc Poland b Fowle8      
AJ Thorntonc Warner b Ireland16      
JJ Crossb Fowle1      
H Mannc Poland b Potbury8      
WA Thorntonnot out5      
R Allsoppnot out0      
HA Pattinsonc Warner b Fowle2      
FW Polanddid not bat      
JJ Hardingdid not bat      
AJ Greenhilldid not bat      
HT Mackenziedid not bat      
Total(5 wickets)43
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?
Devon Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

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.
Rain on the second day
Source notes that the Devon Colts came from the following clubs: Axminster (Cox), Devon County School (Luxton), Exeter (Ellis), Ilfracombe (Wright), Newton College (Bythell, Fowle), Ottery (Coleridge), Paignton (Poland), Sidmouth (Douglas, Gutteres, Hine-Haycock, Ireland, Potbury, CJ Willock, RP Willock) and Topsham (Harrison).





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