Gentlemen of Sussex v Sussex Colts
Other matches in England 1879
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 10th, 11th September 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersGentlemen of Sussex: 11; Sussex Colts: 17
TossToss not known
ResultGentlemen of Sussex won by 6 wickets
UmpiresC Payne, L Stocks
Close of play day 1

Sussex Colts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Payneb Mycroft8     
W Gilbertb Mycroft25     
J Shoosmithb Clayton0     
J Gilbertb Clayton0     
F Clementsc TWN Oliver b Mycroft0     
GW Bellc Mycroft b Clayton8     
F Winterc Sharood b Clayton0     
FT Pearsonb Clayton0     
W Mattockb Mycroft2     
A Payneb Clayton5     
TD Lewrylbw b Clayton0     
W Helpsc Sharood b Clayton3     
A Brackpoolb Mycroft0     
H Noakesb Mycroft2     
E Millerb Mycroft0     
JW Juniperc Sclater b Clayton1     
J Lillywhitenot out0     
Extras(7 b, 3 lb)10
Total(all out, 70.1 overs)64
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-?, 15-?, 16-64 (70.1 ov)
Gentlemen of Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mycroft36   ?317--

Gentlemen of Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Kingc Helps b Juniper9     
WA Bakerc and b Brackpool5     
AWB Sclaterb Brackpool0     
FG Oliverc Clements b Brackpool5     
TWN Oliverc Helps b Brackpool3     
H Hornbyc Bell b Juniper6     
AJ Sharoodb Brackpool1     
RM Turnbullb Juniper2     
TW Suffieldnot out3     
W Mycroftc W Gilbert b Juniper0     
R Claytonrun out1     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 48.2 overs)36
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-36 (48.2 ov)
Sussex Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mattock15   ?130--
Brackpool24   ?125--

Sussex Colts second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Payneb Mycroft15     
W Gilbertc and b Clayton9     
J Shoosmithc Suffield b Sclater6     
J Gilbertb Sclater2     
F Clementsb Clayton5     
GW Bellb Mycroft2     
F Winterb Sclater5     
FT Pearsonb Clayton2     
W Mattockb Mycroft1     
A Payneb Mycroft1     
TD Lewryc Baker b Mycroft0     
W Helpsb Clayton11     
A Brackpoolb Clayton1     
H Noakesrun out0     
E Millerc and b Mycroft1     
JW Juniperc and b Clayton3     
J Lillywhitenot out0     
Extras(8 b, 4 lb)12
Total(all out, 78.1 overs)76
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-?, 15-?, 16-76 (78.1 ov)
Gentlemen of Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mycroft38   ?256--
Sclater16   ?113--

Gentlemen of Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Kingc Noakes b W Gilbert105     
WA Bakerc Lillywhite b Bell1     
AWB Sclaterc and b Shoosmith6     
FG Oliverc Juniper b Lewry21     
TWN Oliverc Shoosmith b W Gilbert15     
H Hornbyb W Gilbert25     
AJ Sharoodnot out0     
RM Turnbullb W Gilbert14     
TW Suffieldc and b Miller6     
R Claytonc W Payne b Mattock11     
W Mycroftabsent
Total(all out, 104.1 overs)213
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-213 (104.1 ov)
Sussex Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bell17   ?191--
Shoosmith14   ?201--
Lewry9   ?131--
Miller10   ?2913-
Helps3   ?130--
W Gilbert14.1?114--
Brackpool11   ?210--
Mattock4   ?201--
Juniper7   ?170--
W Payne7   ?230--
Noakes8   ?180--

--> Gentlemen of Sussex 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 . Additions or corrections to this scorecard would be gratefully received.
Source records the match as "Gentlemen of Sussex with Clayton and W Mycroft v Seventeen Colts of Sussex with Lillywhite"





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