CM Smith's XI v WA Thornton's XI
University Match 1879 (Oxford University Freshmen's Match)
VenueMagdalen Ground, Oxford on 2nd, 3rd May 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
Players12 per side
TossToss not known
ResultCM Smith's XI won by 83 runs
Close of play day 1

CM Smith's XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GG Gutteresb Thornton9     
BJH FitzGeraldb Thornton20     
TG Ridleyc and b Thornton0     
N MacLachlanc Drummond b Wakefield8     
AW Moonb Wakefield13     
E Thomasb Thornton4     
WE Dunsfordb Thornton2     
O Jonesnot out7     
PC Parrc Lubbock b Thornton0     
*CM Smithb Thornton6     
GL Lachlanb Thornton0     
JW Cawstonrun out0     
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 51 overs)76
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-76 (51 ov)
WA Thornton's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thornton24   5348--
Lubbock18   8170--
Wakefield9   3132--

WA Thornton's XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WA Thorntonc MacLachlan b Jones12     
EK Douglasrun out10     
JB Lubbockrun out0     
CW Wilsonb Parr2     
CGC Mallamrun out7     
WH Manfieldc Dunsford b Parr12     
WO Naresc Moon b Smith3     
CE Drummondb Smith2     
J Wakefieldb Parr0     
GS Rogersb Smith10     
OJ Chittynot out3     
D Mackinnonb Jones9     
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out, 72.1 overs)73
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-73 (72.1 ov)
CM Smith's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridley17   11130--
Parr14   5163--
Smith16   8163--

CM Smith's XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GG Gutteresb Drummond4     
BJH FitzGeraldc and b Lubbock5     
TG Ridley hit wkt b Thornton33     
N MacLachlanc Chitty b Nares13     
AW Moonb Nares2     
E Thomaslbw b Lubbock1     
WE Dunsfordb Lubbock14     
O Jonesb Thornton0     
PC Parrb Wakefield14     
*CM Smithnot out18     
GL Lachlanb Nares6     
JW Cawstonb Nares0     
Total(all out, 105.2 overs)117
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-117 (105.2 ov)
WA Thornton's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lubbock31   17383--
Drummond18   14101--
Wakefield14   7151--
Mallam16   11100--
Thornton13   8142--

WA Thornton's XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WA Thorntonc Ridley b Parr0     
EK Douglasb MacLachlan1     
JB Lubbockb Parr0     
CW Wilsonc Gutteres b Jones10     
CGC Mallamc Smith b MacLachlan0     
WH Manfieldnot out16     
WO Naresb MacLachlan0     
CE Drummondb Parr0     
J Wakefieldb Parr1     
GS Rogersb MacLachlan0     
OJ Chittyb MacLachlan0     
D Mackinnonlbw b Jones0     
Extras(5 b, 4 lb)9
Total(all out, 30.1 overs)37
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-37 (30.1 ov)
CM Smith's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones12   972--
MacLachlan15   8215--

--> Bowling in the CM Smith's XI first innings adds 5 runs 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 records that the players had come up to Oxford from the following schools: Brighton College (Wilson), Charterhouse School (Thomas, Wakefield), Clifton College (Causton, Dunsford), Dulwich College (Mansfield), Eton College (Chitty, Douglas, Lubbock, Smith), Llandovery College (Jones), Marlborough College (Rogers), Rossall School (Nares), Rugby School (FitzGerald), Uppingham School (Mallam, Ridley), Winchester College (Gutteres, Moon, Parr, Thornton).
Source records that in another account in the second innings of the losers Wakefield scores 0 and the total is put 36.





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