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Mr Bradshaw's Over-60s XI v Mr Fowler's Over-60s XI
Other matches in England 1879
VenueGarrison 1 Cricket Ground, Chatham on 29th August 1879 (1-day match)
Balls per over4
Players10 per side
TossToss not known
ResultMr Fowler's Over-60s XI won by 49 runs

Mr Fowler's Over-60s XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Fowlerrun out3     
Thorntonb Sharpe2     
Tynmouthb Bennett1     
Champnessb Bennett36     
Ratcliffeb Baines6     
Frenchst Sharpe b [unknown]2     
Thompsonb Sharpe0     
Cattnot out0     
Willmottb Sharpe15     
Nesherb Sharpe3     
Extras3
Total(all out)71
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-71
Mr Bradshaw's Over-60s XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sharpe???4--
Bennett???2--
Baines???1--

Mr Bradshaw's Over-60s XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Bradshawb Catt6     
Dunnb Ratcliffe3     
Wilsonb Ratcliffe1     
Bainesb Ratcliffe2     
Harbord hit wkt b Ratcliffe11     
Friseb Ratcliffe1     
Bennettb Catt2     
Bealenot out4     
Broomanb Catt2     
+Sharpec and b Catt0     
Extras2
Total(all out)34
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-34
Mr Fowler's Over-60s XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ratcliffe???5--
Catt???4--

Mr Fowler's Over-60s XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Fowlerb Bradshaw0     
Champnessnot out20     
Ratcliffeb Bradshaw7     
Cattnot out9     
Willmott[dismissal not known]6     
Thorntondid not bat      
Tynmouthdid not bat      
Frenchdid not bat      
Thompsondid not bat      
Nesherdid not bat      
Extras1
Total(3 wickets, declared)43
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?
Mr Bradshaw's Over-60s XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bradshaw???2--

Mr Bradshaw's Over-60s XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Bradshawrun out1     
Dunnb Catt0     
Wilsonrun out1     
Bainesb Catt4     
Harbordb Catt12     
Friseb Tynmouth0     
Bennettb Catt1     
Bealeb Tynmouth9     
Broomanrun out1     
+Sharpenot out0     
Extras2
Total(all out)31
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-31
Mr Fowler's Over-60s XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Catt???4--
Tynmouth???2--

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 http://booksoncricket.net . Additions or corrections to this scorecard would be gratefully received.
Source has Mr Bradshaw's team batting first and notes that "Presuming too that the score is drawn up correctly it will be observed that not a single catch was made except one by the bowler. If so, the event is almost if not quite unique. In the sporting papers Mr. Fowler's side went in a second time as shown. It is presumed however that this portion of the match was merely played to fill up some time left and to promote further laughter." The card has been restated to show Mr Fowler's team batting first.

 

 

 

 

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