Gloucestershire v Middlesex
County Match 1879
VenueClifton College Close Ground, Clifton on 14th, 15th, 16th August 1879 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresCK Pullin, RA Thoms
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 439/8 (Studd 18*, Stratford 34*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (1) 314/9 (Gribble 10*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+A Lytteltonc and b Midwinter20      
CI Thorntonc EM Grace b Midwinter41      
WJ Fordc EM Grace b Gilbert74      
AJ Webbec Midwinter b Townsend122      
*ID Walkerc Bush b Midwinter55      
TS Pearsonb WG Grace8      
HR Webbelbw b Townsend52      
CT Studdlbw b Midwinter33      
AFJ Fordc Gilbert b Midwinter2      
AH Stratfordnot out55      
J Robertsonb WG Grace0      
Extras(5 b, 7 lb, 2 w)14
Total(all out, 212.2 overs)476
Fall of wickets:
1-48, 2-73, 3-171, 4-279, 5-296, 6-382, 7-387, 8-390, 9-471, 10-476 (212.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WG Grace58.2111512--
GF Grace12   3300--
Midwinter81   381065--
Townsend21   5402--
Gilbert32   7951--
EM Grace8   0400--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Robertson b WJ Ford85      
WR Gilbertb Studd99      
WE Midwinterc Pearson b Stratford28      
EM Gracec Pearson b AFJ Ford22      
WO Moberlyc AFJ Ford b Robertson28      
GF Gracec Lyttelton b AFJ Ford14      
F Townsendb AFJ Ford0      
J Cranstonst Lyttelton b Studd23      
P Hattersley-Smithb Robertson0      
HWR Gribblenot out10      
+JA Bushb Studd6      
Extras(5 b)5
Total(all out, 155.3 overs)320
Fall of wickets:
1-160, 2-213, 3-213, 4-253, 5-279, 6-281, 7-281, 8-281, 9-314, 10-320 (155.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AFJ Ford29   14453--
Stratford25   5651--
Robertson27   6512--
Walker21   4470--
WJ Ford9   3161--
Pearson4   0170--

Gloucestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
EM Graceb AFJ Ford5      
GF Gracec WJ Ford b Studd0      
F Townsendlbw b WJ Ford71      
HWR Gribblec Pearson b Studd10      
WO Moberlyc Studd b AFJ Ford32      
*WG Gracenot out81      
WR Gilbertrun out20      
WE Midwinterc WJ Ford b Studd14      
J Cranstonnot out18      
P Hattersley-Smithdid not bat      
+JA Bushdid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)16
Total(7 wickets, 144 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-5, 3-37, 4-118, 5-132, 6-165, 7-197
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Studd54   21843--
AFJ Ford58   171022--
Stratford7   0150--
Robertson13   4250--
WJ Ford12   3251--

--> WJ Ford (1) passed his previous highest score of 51 in first-class matches
--> AJ Webbe (1) passed his previous highest score of 120 in first-class matches
--> CT Studd (1) passed his previous highest score of 23 in first-class matches
--> AH Stratford (1) passed his previous highest score of 48 in first-class matches
--> WR Gilbert (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> AFJ Ford reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings





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