Gentlemen of England v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1878
VenuePrince's Cricket Ground, Chelsea on 17th, 18th June 1878 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGentlemen of England won by an innings and 1 run
UmpiresPS Waddy, E Willsher
Close of play day 1Gentlemen of England (1) 85/6 (A Lyttelton 5*, Steel 1*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Bannermanc Strachan b EM Grace28      
WE Midwinterc EM Grace b WG Grace6      
TP Horanb WG Grace7      
WL Murdochc Hornby b Steel1      
AC Bannermanc and b Steel13      
FR Spofforthc Bush b WG Grace6      
TW Garrettrun out0      
FE Allanc EM Grace b Steel0      
*DW Gregoryc Hornby b WG Grace1      
+JM Blackhamnot out6      
HF Boylec EM Grace b Steel3      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 103.1 overs)75
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-32, 3-44, 4-54, 5-64, 6-64, 7-64, 8-64, 9-67, 10-75 (103.1 ov)
Gentlemen of England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WG Grace52   38254--
EM Grace19   1291--

Gentlemen of England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Graceb Boyle25      
WR Gilbertc Blackham b Boyle20      
AN Hornbyc Spofforth b Boyle9      
AP Lucasc and b Boyle6      
GF Gracec Spofforth b Boyle11      
EM Gracec Blackham b Boyle1      
A Lytteltonc Gregory b Spofforth16      
AG Steelb Spofforth5      
E Lytteltonb Boyle1      
G Strachannot out21      
+JA Bushc Murdoch b Midwinter16      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb)8
Total(all out, 107.2 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-54, 3-61, 4-74, 5-77, 6-82, 7-89, 8-90, 9-106, 10-139 (107.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyle35   11487--
Spofforth35   13532--
Allan20   14110--
Garrett3   140--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TP Horanc Strachan b Steel1      
WE Midwinterc Hornby b WG Grace26      
AC Bannermanrun out0      
C Bannermanb Steel0      
FR Spofforthc A Lyttelton b WG Grace8      
WL Murdochc Bush b Steel7      
TW Garrettc GF Grace b Steel15      
+JM Blackhamc WG Grace b Steel5      
HF Boylenot out0      
*DW Gregoryc E Lyttelton b Steel0      
FE Allanb Steel0      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(all out, 53.3 overs)63
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-7, 3-14, 4-25, 5-38, 6-57, 7-62, 8-63, 9-63, 10-63 (53.3 ov)
Gentlemen of England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WG Grace27   14272--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> AC Bannerman (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> AN Hornby (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> HF Boyle achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Gentlemen of England first innings (previous best was 6-3)
--> WG Grace reached 1150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Australians second innings





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