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Cheltenham v United South of England Eleven
Other matches in England 1878 (Fill-up match)
VenueCollege Ground, Cheltenham on 21st August 1878 (1-day single innings match)
Balls per over4
PlayersCheltenham: 18; United South of England Eleven: 12
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn

United South of England Eleven inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FFJ Greenfieldc Manning b Jessop5     
WO Moberlyc Manning b Mockler20     
HRJ Charlwoodrun out41     
W Fairbanksc Moore b Manning34     
P Hattersley-Smithb Jessop25     
WB Weighellst E Smith b Jessop21     
J Cranstonc A Aston b Mockler29     
RB Wrightc Baxter b A Smith10     
A Smithb Mockler23     
J Lillywhitenot out2     
WG Graceabsent
WR Gilbertabsent
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out)213
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-213
Cheltenham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jessop???3--
Mockler???3--
A Smith???1--
Manning???1--

Cheltenham inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Jessopdid not bat      
Mocklerdid not bat      
A Smithdid not bat      
Manningdid not bat      
Mooredid not bat      
Baxterdid not bat      
+E Smithdid not bat      
A Astondid not bat      
Astondid not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      

At the conclusion of the Gloucester v Sussex match which finished a day early this match was got up on the third day. It had been said that a match between Gloucester with broomsticks would play Cheltenham with bats. Though Grace and Gilbert were absent for the match arriving late, they nevertheless went in for a little exhibition batting. It cannot be said that the nomenclature of the United South of England team was correct as can be gleaned by some of the players names. Although the Cheltenham team wasn't given there must have been two Aston's playing as the initials were given for one.

 

 

 

 

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