Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1898
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 18th, 19th, 20th July 1898 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossPlayers won the toss and decided to bat
ResultPlayers won by 137 runs
UmpiresJ Phillips, WAJ West
Close of play day 1Players (1) 335 all out
Close of play day 2Players (2) 42/2 (Storer 21*, Tunnicliffe 5*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Shrewsburyc Kortright b Townsend18     
R Abelb Kortright7     
W Gunnb Woods139     
W Storerc Woods b Mason59     
J Tunnicliffec MacGregor b Grace9     
W Brockwellc Woods b Townsend47     
A Hearneb Woods17     
+AFA Lilleynot out17     
WH Lockwoodb Townsend4     
S Haighlbw b Townsend9     
JT Hearneb Woods1     
Extras(1 b, 7 lb)8
Total(all out, 138.1 overs)335
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-29, 3-142, 4-178, 5-272, 6-302, 7-311, 8-316, 9-328, 10-335 (138.1 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kortright37   13901--
Jackson28   12480--
Townsend25   8584--
Grace12   2341--
Mason11   3301--
Dixon5   0180--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Lilley b Lockwood43     
AE Stoddartc A Hearne b Lockwood21     
FS Jacksonc Lilley b JT Hearne48     
CL Townsendc and b Lockwood2     
AC MacLarenc Abel b Haigh50     
JR Masonc Tunnicliffe b JT Hearne35     
JA Dixonc Storer b Lockwood31     
SMJ Woodsb JT Hearne13     
EG Wynyardc Brockwell b JT Hearne12     
+G MacGregorc Lilley b JT Hearne16     
CJ Kortrightnot out17     
Extras(11 b, 4 lb)15
Total(all out, 113.4 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-79, 3-85, 4-137, 5-197, 6-222, 7-226, 8-237, 9-237, 10-303 (113.4 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
JT Hearne33   10875--
Haigh31   12641--
A Hearne11   2360--
Brockwell6   1190--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Shrewsburyb Woods11     
R Abelb Kortright5     
W Storerc sub b Townsend73     
J Tunnicliffec sub b Mason44     
W Gunnc MacGregor b Mason56     
W Brockwellc and b Woods5     
A Hearnec MacGregor b Mason11     
+AFA Lilleyc Stoddart b Mason10     
WH Lockwoodb Kortright6     
S Haighnot out12     
JT Hearnec Stoddart b Woods13     
Extras(9 b, 8 lb)17
Total(all out, 103 overs)263
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-21, 3-127, 4-147, 5-152, 6-193, 7-226, 8-237, 9-237, 10-263 (103 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kortright36   8832--
Woods26   9623--
Townsend15   4331--
Jackson9   4210--
Mason17   8474--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC MacLarenb JT Hearne10     
AE Stoddartc Tunnicliffe b Lockwood4     
FS Jacksonb JT Hearne33     
SMJ Woodsb JT Hearne9     
EG Wynyardb JT Hearne0     
JR Masonb Lockwood0     
CL Townsendc Tunnicliffe b JT Hearne17     
JA Dixonb Haigh4     
*WG Gracenot out31     
+G MacGregorb JT Hearne1     
CJ Kortrightc Haigh b Lockwood46     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(all out, 71.3 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-41, 3-55, 4-55, 5-56, 6-56, 7-77, 8-77, 9-80, 10-158 (71.3 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
JT Hearne27   10656--
Haigh10   1211--
A Hearne4   190--
Storer2   0100--
Brockwell6   270--
Abel2   140--

--> W Gunn (1) passed 20000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 113
--> W Storer (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 56
--> W Brockwell (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> JR Mason (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6

12th man for the Players was W Rhodes, who also fielded as a substitute for the Gentlemen
With confusion over the time of stumps most thought that Kortright and Grace had saved the match when 6:30 pm was reached with the Gentlemen at 130/9. Play however was scheduled to continue for a further 30 minutes.





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