Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1897
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 8th, 9th, 10th July 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossGentlemen won the toss and decided to bat
ResultPlayers won by 8 wickets
UmpiresG Hay, J Street
Close of play day 1Players (1) 77/2 (Hayward 20*, Quaife 21*)
Close of play day 2Gentlemen (2) 80/5 (McGahey 12*, Kitcat 4*)

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Hearne b Richardson41     
PF Warnerc Storer b Hearne10     
EG Wynyardc Quaife b Peel33     
FH Bateman-Champainb Hearne82     
CP McGaheyb Richardson7     
CL Townsendc Hearne b Peel1     
AJL Hillc Storer b Peel50     
FW Milliganc Storer b Richardson47     
+AE Newtonlbw b Peel4     
SAP Kitcatnot out1     
WM Bradleyb Peel0     
Extras(5 b, 3 lb)8
Total(all out, 101.4 overs)284
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-56, 3-130, 4-155, 5-160, 6-179, 7-272, 8-281, 9-284, 10-284 (101.4 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Richardson33   7813--
Hirst17   3460--
Hearne22   6542--
Wainwright6   1240--
Hayward4   0250--

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*R Abelc Milligan b Grace30     
HA Carpenterb Bradley0     
TW Haywardc Wynyard b Hill73     
WG Quaifec Newton b Grace44     
E Wainwrightc Newton b Wynyard71     
GR Bakerc Kitcat b Grace87     
+W Storerc Newton b Grace12     
GH Hirstc Wynyard b Townsend65     
R Peelc Hill b Townsend27     
JT Hearnenot out7     
T Richardsonc McGahey b Townsend0     
Extras(2 b, 9 lb, 4 w)15
Total(all out, 141.4 overs)431
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-49, 3-122, 4-183, 5-257, 6-294, 7-360, 8-408, 9-431, 10-431 (141.4 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bradley26   11661--
Grace43   121084--
Hill31   9841--
Milligan6   0200--
Wynyard4   2121--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Hayward b Hearne9     
PF Warnerc Storer b Richardson4     
EG Wynyardc Hayward b Wainwright33     
FH Bateman-Champainb Hearne11     
CP McGaheyc Storer b Wainwright18     
CL Townsendc Hearne b Wainwright0     
SAP Kitcatc Carpenter b Wainwright12     
AJL Hillc Baker b Wainwright0     
FW Milliganc Abel b Peel47     
+AE Newtonnot out26     
WM Bradleyb Hirst5     
Extras(11 b)11
Total(all out, 69 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-15, 3-48, 4-62, 5-62, 6-93, 7-93, 8-100, 9-168, 10-176 (69 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Richardson20   7451--
Hirst7   2221--
Hearne25   11472--
Wainwright15   2485--
Peel2   131--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
T Richardsonc Newton b Milligan27     
R Peelb Milligan0     
GH Hirstnot out4     
JT Hearnenot out0     
*R Abeldid not bat      
HA Carpenterdid not bat      
TW Haywarddid not bat      
WG Quaifedid not bat      
E Wainwrightdid not bat      
GR Bakerdid not bat      
+W Storerdid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 6.3 overs)31
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-27
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Milligan3   132--
Warner3   0240--

--> GR Baker (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31





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