Melbourne Cricket Club v GF Vernon's XI
GF Vernon's XI in Australia 1887/88
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 14th March 1888 (1-day single innings match)
Balls per over6
TossMelbourne Cricket Club won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGF Vernon's XI won by 5 wickets

Melbourne Cricket Club inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JT Duffyc Vernon b O'Brien34     
W Brucelbw b Read15     
H Trumblelbw b O'Brien12     
*JS Swiftc Newton b Bowden9     
J McIlwraithnot out88     
FH Waltersb O'Brien13     
D Clarkec Peel b O'Brien0     
AA Aitkenb Abel5     
FR Spofforthc and b Stoddart15     
AG Mussabinic Bowden b Read3     
DF Cotterlbw b Read1     
Total(all out, 42.4 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-203 (42.4 ov)
GF Vernon's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Stoddart11   2271--
O'Brien13   069411
Bowden5   1321--
Abel5   1161--

GF Vernon's XI inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MP Bowdenc Walters b Spofforth31     
R Peelc Walters b Spofforth3     
W Attewellb Duffy19     
AE Newtonb Duffy0     
R Abelnot out92     
J Beaumontst Cotter b Spofforth40     
*GF Vernonnot out13     
AE Stoddartdid not bat      
WW Readdid not bat      
TC O'Briendid not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
Total(5 wickets)208
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?
Melbourne Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

The match was played for the benefit of tour member W Bates who had recently lost the sight of an eye in a cricketing accident but "not more than 100 people were present at any part of the day."





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