Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1896
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 6th, 7th, 8th July 1896 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossPlayers won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGentlemen won by 1 wicket
UmpiresC Baldwin, R Henderson
Close of play day 1Gentlemen (1) 148/5 (Townsend 44*)
Close of play day 2Gentlemen (2) 36/2 (Grace 11*, Perrin 11*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*R Abelc Townsend b Bull44     
W Brockwellc Kortright b Bull55     
HA Carpenterc Gwynn b Bull3     
TW Haywardc Foster b Bull19     
H Wrathallc Read b Bull16     
GA Lohmannb Grace37     
JT Rawlinc Gwynn b Bull14     
+JH Boardnot out24     
JT Hearnest Lewis b Grace7     
W Meadc Grace b Bull9     
T Richardsonc Hayman b Bull7     
Extras(6 b, 7 lb)13
Total(all out, 70 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-96, 2-100, 3-121, 4-134, 5-153, 6-197, 7-203, 8-217, 9-225, 10-248 (70 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kortright10   0460--
Townsend6   1190--
Grace29   6762--
Bull25   4948--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Graceb Hearne1     
LCH Palairetc Board b Hearne1     
LH Gwynnc Board b Hearne24     
HB Haymanc Board b Hearne10     
CL Townsendb Richardson96     
WW Readc Board b Richardson56     
HK Fosterc Rawlin b Brockwell72     
PA Perrinc and b Hearne17     
CJ Kortrightc Board b Richardson0     
FG Bullnot out5     
+RP Lewisb Richardson0     
Extras(11 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)21
Total(all out, 124 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-4, 3-16, 4-63, 5-148, 6-255, 7-288, 8-298, 9-303, 10-303 (124 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Richardson38   11864--
Hearne37   8585--
Lohmann14   2420--
Rawlin11   3310--
Mead14   4280--
Brockwell8   3261--
Hayward2   1110--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*R Abelb Bull28     
W Brockwellc Gwynn b Kortright7     
HA Carpenterc Grace b Townsend7     
TW Haywardb Grace16     
H Wrathallc sub b Grace42     
GA Lohmannc Palairet b Townsend38     
JT Rawlinnot out35     
+JH Boardb Grace3     
JT Hearnec Palairet b Bull8     
T Richardsonc Palairet b Grace4     
W Meadabsent hurt
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out, 55.2 overs)191
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-29, 3-58, 4-66, 5-129, 6-154, 7-158, 8-179, 9-191 (55.2 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kortright13   3411--
Townsend10   2382--
Bull20   2592--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracenot out53     
LCH Palairetb Richardson8     
LH Gwynnc Lohmann b Hearne1     
PA Perrinb Richardson32     
CL Townsendc and b Richardson12     
HK Fosterc sub b Richardson6     
CJ Kortrightc Wrathall b Richardson8     
WW Readb Lohmann5     
HB Haymanb Lohmann0     
FG Bullb Richardson2     
+RP Lewisnot out1     
Extras(3 b, 6 lb)9
Total(9 wickets, 59.3 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-20, 3-67, 4-100, 5-110, 6-118, 7-125, 8-131, 9-136
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hearne18   9181--
Lohmann12   7142--
Rawlin2   0100--

--> CL Townsend (1) passed his previous highest score of 95 in First-Class matches
--> CL Townsend (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 16
--> WG Grace reached 2500 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Players first innings





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