Devonshire Park v Marylebone Cricket Club
Other matches in England 1879
VenueDevonshire Park, Eastbourne on 22nd, 23rd August 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
Players12 per side
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
Close of play day 1Devonshire Park (2) 1/1 (H Curteis 0*)

Marylebone Cricket Club first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Hillb Jeffery0      
EA Parkec sub b Jeffery3      
WB Greenc Francis b Jeffery10      
AFJ Fordc and b Jeffery18      
JF Leesec Francis b Jeffery20      
ASD Duncanc Mills b Jeffery0      
JF Cooperb Jeffery9      
HT Smith-Turbervilleb Francis5      
L Chaternot out4      
G Palmerc Creaton b Jeffery5      
W Winterb Francis1      
GH Woodc RM Curteis b Jeffery2      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(all out)82
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-82
Devonshire Park bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Devonshire Park first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Curteisb Ford0      
HK Avoryb Parke0      
FWJ Fordb Parke1      
FP Francisc Wood b Ford6      
GE Jefferyb Ford0      
JH Walkerc Ford b Parke0      
GW Creatonb Ford11      
HM Millsc Wood b Ford0      
H Rushworthc Leese b Parke5      
P Beverleyc and b Ford1      
H Curteisnot out2      
WA Cardwellabsent
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out)29
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-29
Marylebone Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Marylebone Cricket Club second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Hillc Mills b Ford16      
EA Parkeb Jeffery0      
WB Greennot out20      
AFJ Fordb Jeffery0      
JF Leesec Avory b Jeffery5      
ASD Duncanb Ford20      
JF Cooperc and b Francis2      
HT Smith-Turbervillec and b Ford3      
L Chaterb Jeffery10      
G Palmerc and b Francis7      
W Winterb Ford27      
GH Woodc Walker b Francis4      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(all out)119
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-119
Devonshire Park bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Devonshire Park second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Curteisnot out0      
WA Cardwellb Ford0      
RM Curteisdid not bat      
HK Avorydid not bat      
FWJ Forddid not bat      
FP Francisdid not bat      
GE Jefferydid not bat      
JH Walkerdid not bat      
GW Creatondid not bat      
HM Millsdid not bat      
H Rushworthdid not bat      
P Beverleydid not bat      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(1 wicket)1
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Cardwell)
Marylebone Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

--> There was no play on the final day.

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.
No play at all on Saturday the 23rd as intended because of rain. The wickets owing to the recent rains played very false. In another account in the first innings of the M.C.C. Palmer scores 0, the extras are 0, and the total is put 72.





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