Oxford University v Cambridge University
University Match 1888
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th July 1888 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossCambridge University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJ West, J Wheeler
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Oxford University (1) 77/3 (Rashleigh 11*, Scott 1*)
Close of play day 3Cambridge University (2) 170 all out

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Mordauntc and b Croome14      
E Crawleyb Cochrane0      
G Kempb Cochrane8      
F Thomasb Cochrane36      
EM Butlerb Cochrane37      
*CD Buxtonc Simpson b Forster3      
SMJ Woodsc Rashleigh b Cochrane12      
RC Goslingnot out29      
FGJ Fordc Philipson b Cochrane2      
FM Meyrick-Jonesb Fowler16      
+G MacGregorb Fowler3      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 2 nb, 4 w)11
Total(all out, 152.1 overs)171
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-22, 3-24, 4-85, 5-95, 6-107, 7-127, 8-129, 9-165, 10-171 (152.1 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cochrane64   34626--
Croome36   20331--
Forster33   16331--
Nepean7   0190--

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ETB Simpsonst MacGregor b Ford2      
FH Gressonc and b Woods30      
FJN Thesigerb Buxton26      
*W Rashleighb Woods12      
Lord GW Scottc Mordaunt b Woods32      
HW Forsterb Woods1      
EA Nepeanb Woods1      
ACM Croomeb Mordaunt2      
+H Philipsonc Crawley b Woods10      
AHJ Cochraneb Mordaunt1      
G Fowlernot out0      
Extras(6 b, 1 lb)7
Total(all out, 88 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-56, 3-75, 4-78, 5-94, 6-98, 7-105, 8-122, 9-123, 10-124 (88 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Woods39   23486--
Ford20   8261--
Buxton8   3131--
Mordaunt21   8302--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Mordauntc Forster b Croome7      
*CD Buxtonb Cochrane30      
G Kempc Simpson b Croome9      
F Thomasb Fowler18      
EM Butlerc Forster b Cochrane26      
E Crawleyb Fowler1      
SMJ Woodsb Fowler7      
RC Goslingnot out18      
FGJ Fordc Fowler b Croome3      
FM Meyrick-Jonesc Nepean b Forster36      
+G MacGregorlbw b Cochrane9      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 148.2 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-37, 3-51, 4-75, 5-81, 6-91, 7-105, 8-108, 9-151, 10-170 (148.2 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Croome35   19413--
Fowler23   9353--
Forster36   18361--
Gresson8   590--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but extended to four.
--> There was no play on the final day.
--> AHJ Cochrane made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> AHJ Cochrane reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Cambridge University first innings





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