Kent v Sussex
County Match 1879
VenueOld County Ground, Town Malling on 31st July, 1st August 1879 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSussex won by 11 runs
UmpiresW Goodhew, C Payne
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 117/3 (Bligh 25*, Blackman 17*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Whitfeldc Absolom b Bray4      
J Phillipsb Penn1      
RM Turnbullc O'Shaughnessy b Penn2      
*C Sharpc GG Hearne b Penn19      
WH Millardb Bray1      
W Mechenb Bray20      
+H Phillipsc Blackman b Bray58      
WE Pedleyc Absolom b GG Hearne4      
HRJ Charlwoodc and b Cunliffe31      
J Lillywhiteb Cunliffe0      
A Smithnot out0      
Extras(3 b, 3 lb)6
Total(all out, 94.1 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-6, 3-12, 4-16, 5-36, 6-58, 7-77, 8-144, 9-146, 10-146 (94.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bray40   20514--
Penn26   10453--
O'Shaughnessy7   2130--
GG Hearne11   3211--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*CA Absolomc Turnbull b Lillywhite31      
CM Cunliffec H Phillips b Lillywhite10      
GG Hearneb Turnbull25      
IFW Blighb Smith43      
A Blackmanb Pedley36      
F Hearnec Millard b Smith3      
Lord Cliftonst H Phillips b Pedley2      
A Pennb Lillywhite13      
+E Hentyb Smith3      
E O'Shaughnessynot out20      
J Brayc Mechen b Turnbull8      
Extras(11 b, 3 lb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 119.3 overs)209
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-50, 3-90, 4-150, 5-154, 6-160, 7-160, 8-178, 9-194, 10-209 (119.3 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillywhite33   13413--
Pedley19   9332--
Smith39   14733--
Sharp16   6240--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Whitfeldb Penn1      
J Phillipsrun out2      
W Mechenc O'Shaughnessy b Bray1      
+H Phillipsrun out34      
HRJ Charlwoodc Henty b Bray14      
WH Millardc and b Cunliffe21      
*C Sharpc Cunliffe b Bray25      
RM Turnbullc Bligh b Cunliffe0      
WE Pedleynot out16      
J Lillywhitelbw b Bray7      
A Smithb Bray13      
Extras(11 b, 2 lb)13
Total(all out, 68 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-2, 3-4, 4-28, 5-74, 6-101, 7-109, 8-109, 9-125, 10-147 (68 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bray29   13515--
Penn23   8351--
Cunliffe16   3482--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Lord Cliftonc Mechen b Pedley4      
CM Cunliffec Sharp b Pedley1      
GG Hearneb Pedley13      
IFW Blighc Sharp b Pedley16      
A Blackmanb Smith5      
F Hearnest H Phillips b Pedley1      
*CA Absolomnot out26      
A Pennb Smith1      
+E Hentyc Whitfeld b Smith0      
E O'Shaughnessyc H Phillips b Pedley2      
J Brayb Pedley0      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(all out, 35 overs)73
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-7, 3-34, 4-40, 5-49, 6-49, 7-52, 8-54, 9-73, 10-73 (35 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pedley18   6367--
Smith17   7333--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> W Mechen (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in first-class matches
--> WE Pedley made his debut in first-class matches
--> RM Turnbull made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> W Mechen made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> A Smith (2) passed his previous highest score of 12 in first-class matches
--> A Blackman made his debut for Kent in first-class matches
--> WE Pedley achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Kent second innings





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