Kent v Sussex
County Match 1861
VenueHigher Common Ground, Tunbridge Wells on 25th, 26th July 1861 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 34 runs
UmpiresJ Dean, T Sewell
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 55/4 (Fawcett ?*, Sherwin ?*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Bennettc Raynes b Fawcett9      
*WS Nortonc Payne b Fawcett4      
E Willsherc Hale b Wisden2      
JA Pepysc Thomas b Fawcett12      
W Hopkinsonc Knight b Fawcett19      
W Goodhewc Raynes b Wisden8      
+WH Fryerc Thomas b Fawcett0      
GM Kelsonc Thomas b Fawcett11      
HB Bironb Wisden10      
G Bakerb Wisden21      
ES Hardingenot out1      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 4 w)9
Total(all out, 77.3 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-19, 3-19, 4-43, 5-59, 6-59, 7-73, 8-74, 9-105, 10-106 (77.3 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fawcett39   175664-

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JH Halec Hopkinson b Bennett23      
G Wellsc Hardinge b Baker6      
TA Raynesb Baker2      
CH Ellisc Willsher b Baker10      
EB Fawcettb Willsher19      
WL Sherwinc Fryer b Willsher1      
J Wisdenb Willsher0      
J Lillywhiterun out15      
FF Thomasb Kelson10      
R Payneb Kelson4      
+G Knightnot out3      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 4 w)6
Total(all out, 69 overs)99
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-22, 3-40, 4-53, 5-60, 6-60, 7-63, 8-83, 9-94, 10-99 (69 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Baker26   9373--
Willsher26   11373--
Bennett8   3101--
Kelson9   3924-

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Bennettrun out0      
W Goodhewb Wells36      
ES Hardingeb Wisden6      
E Willsherb Wisden11      
JA Pepysc Lillywhite b Fawcett1      
W Hopkinsonc Payne b Wisden18      
*WS Nortonc Knight b Wisden1      
GM Kelsonb Wells1      
+WH Fryerc Lillywhite b Wisden2      
HB Bironnot out2      
G Bakerb Wells0      
Extras(2 lb, 6 w)8
Total(all out, 58 overs)86
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-12, 3-29, 4-42, 5-77, 6-81, 7-81, 8-82, 9-86, 10-86 (58 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fawcett13   4231--
Wisden29   9425--
Wells16   10133--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JH Halec Fryer b Bennett3      
TA Raynesc Goodhew b Bennett3      
J Lillywhitec Kelson b Baker30      
FF Thomasb Willsher4      
G Wellsc Kelson b Willsher6      
EB Fawcettc Norton b Willsher0      
J Wisdenc Fryer b Baker1      
CH Ellisb Baker8      
+G Knightc and b Bennett3      
R Paynec Bennett b Baker0      
WL Sherwinnot out0      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 60 overs)59
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-8, 3-20, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-59 (60 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Baker23   12144--
Willsher30   19233--
Bennett7   3213--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> G Baker (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in first-class matches
--> ES Hardinge made his debut in first-class matches
--> ES Hardinge made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> WL Sherwin made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> EB Fawcett achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Kent first innings (previous best was 6-?)





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