Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1854
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 17th, 18th July 1854 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossGentlemen won the toss and decided to bat
ResultPlayers won by 9 wickets
Close of play day 1Gentlemen (2) ?/? (Nicholson 14*)

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+W Nicholsonc Bickley b Wisden11      
SCB Ponsonbyc Lockyer b Wisden25      
A Haygarthb Grundy6      
H Vernonb Wisden2      
CG Wynchb Grundy20      
E Balfourb Wisden1      
F Walkerb Grundy9      
ET Drakec Wisden b Martingell6      
CDB Marshamb Martingell1      
FH Hervey-Bathurstb Wisden12      
A Paynenot out0      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(all out, 52.1 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-41, 3-?, 4-55, 5-?, 6-?, 7-80, 8-?, 9-?, 10-95 (52.1 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bickley15   4270--
Grundy11   3183--
Martingell5   1142--

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Deanb Drake27      
J Grundyb Hervey-Bathurst1      
J Lillywhitest Nicholson b Drake6      
+T Lockyerc Balfour b Payne14      
J Wisdenb Payne18      
W Martingellrun out3      
TM Adamsb Drake23      
FS Cliffordb Payne15      
W Mortlocknot out19      
J Challenb Marsham11      
J Bickleyst Nicholson b Drake2      
Extras(7 b, 2 w)9
Total(all out, 96 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-8, 3-?, 4-63, 5-?, 6-?, 7-119, 8-119, 9-?, 10-148 (96 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hervey-Bathurst19   7361--
Drake39   7674--
Payne31   11343--
Marsham7   521--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+W Nicholsonc Lockyer b Wisden14      
SCB Ponsonbyrun out2      
A Haygarthb Grundy6      
H Vernonb Martingell7      
CG Wynchnot out20      
E Balfourlbw b Grundy11      
F Walkerb Wisden4      
ET Drakec Challen b Wisden0      
CDB Marshamc Challen b Wisden1      
FH Hervey-Bathurstb Bickley0      
A Payneb Bickley4      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 60 overs)71
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-71 (60 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wisden26   12254--
Bickley11   5102--
Grundy19   6302--
Martingell4   341--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Mortlockst Nicholson b Drake0      
J Deannot out4      
J Lillywhitenot out16      
J Grundydid not bat      
+T Lockyerdid not bat      
J Wisdendid not bat      
W Martingelldid not bat      
TM Adamsdid not bat      
FS Clifforddid not bat      
J Challendid not bat      
J Bickleydid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 9 overs)20
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Mortlock)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drake5   2121--
Marsham4   280--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> J Wisden reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gentlemen first innings
--> W Martingell reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Gentlemen second innings





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