Bedfordshire v Somerset
Other matches in England 1879
VenuePrince's Cricket Ground, Chelsea on 22nd, 23rd July 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
TossToss not known
ResultBedfordshire won by 8 wickets
UmpiresE Henty, RA Thoms
Close of play day 1

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Rossb Brown9     
E Westernc and b Snow11     
E Sainsburyb Seabrook6     
DD Pontifexc Vyse b Brown4     
HF Foxb Seabrook52     
CH Evansb Seabrook8     
+FT Welmanb Snow13     
BB Foxb Snow3     
WH Fowlerc Higgins b Snow3     
H Langrun out2     
C Mansonnot out6     
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 2 w)10
Total(all out, 92 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-127 (92 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Seabrook41   ?423--
Brown26   ?442--
Snow23   ?2041-
Burnett2   ?1101-

Bedfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Goodyearc Sainsbury b Evans95     
J Seabrookc HF Fox b Evans19     
WF Higginsb Evans0     
J Hillc Welman b Lang7     
AHP Snowb Evans13     
S Mitchellc Lang b Sainsbury21     
TC Brownc Ross b Sainsbury6     
ER Greenst Welman b Sainsbury0     
CH Burnettc and b Sainsbury1     
CH Polhill-Turnernot out4     
W Vysec Lang b Evans4     
Extras(8 b, 2 lb)10
Total(all out, 118.3 overs)180
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-180 (118.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sainsbury29   ?484--
Lang14   ?201--
Pontifex14   ?270--
Fowler2   ?80--
BB Fox5   ?110--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Rossc Higgins b Brown5     
E Westernb Brown1     
E Sainsburyc Higgins b Brown27     
DD Pontifexb Brown3     
HF Foxc Vyse b Brown0     
CH Evansb Seabrook9     
+FT Welmanb Seabrook13     
BB Foxnot out30     
WH Fowlerb Snow9     
H Langc Snow b Seabrook1     
C Mansonc Hill b Brown19     
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 71.2 overs)123
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-123 (71.2 ov)
Bedfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown36   ?576--
Snow8   ?1511-

Bedfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Goodyearnot out39     
WF Higginsb Pontifex11     
AHP Snowc HF Fox b Evans1     
S Mitchellnot out7     
J Seabrookdid not bat      
J Hilldid not bat      
TC Browndid not bat      
ER Greendid not bat      
CH Burnettdid not bat      
CH Polhill-Turnerdid not bat      
W Vysedid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 2 lb, 1 w)13
Total(2 wickets, 35 overs)71
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Evans20   ?281--
Sainsbury4   ?90--
Lang2   ?301-
Pontifex9   ?171--

--> Bowling in the Bedfordshire first innings adds 1 run under
--> Bowling in the Bedfordshire second innings adds 1 run under

Our thanks to Arthur Haygarth for collecting the information and to Roger Heavens for providing this scorecard which was first published in Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Scores and Biographies Volume 16. Copies of the book can be obtained from . Additions or corrections to this scorecard would be gratefully received.
Source notes that "this contest between two rising cricketing counties was played on a neutral ground. The contest took place in pleasant weather."





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