Gentlemen of England v Australians
Australia in England 1884
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 29th, 30th, 31st May 1884 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossGentlemen of England won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGentlemen of England won by 4 wickets
UmpiresFH Farrands, J West
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 83/4 (Blackham 36*, Bonnor 16*)
Close of play day 2Gentlemen of England (2) 17/1 (Grace 7*, Read 7*)

Gentlemen of England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Gracec Boyle b Spofforth21     
*Lord Harrisb Palmer31     
WW Readb Giffen31     
CT Studdb Palmer0     
AG Steelb Palmer44     
AW Ridleyc and b Giffen68     
GF Vernonc McDonnell b Giffen58     
EJ Diverb Palmer4     
J Robertsonb Palmer1     
+JA Bushb Palmer6     
S Christophersonnot out0     
Extras(8 b, 5 lb)13
Total(all out, 121 overs)277
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-58, 3-58, 4-98, 5-144, 6-238, 7-248, 8-251, 9-277, 10-277 (121 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spofforth20   7291--
Boyle26   7520--
Palmer34   12826--
Midwinter10   1300--
Giffen31   9713--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Bannermanc Robertson b Christopherson9     
PS McDonnellc Read b Studd13     
*WL Murdochc Ridley b Christopherson0     
G Giffenc Steel b Studd1     
WE Midwinterc Bush b Christopherson5     
+JM Blackhamlbw b Ridley42     
GJ Bonnorc Bush b Studd44     
HJH Scottnot out7     
GE Palmerb Studd8     
HF Boylerun out3     
FR Spofforthabsent hurt
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 67 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-22, 3-23, 4-23, 5-42, 6-117, 7-117, 8-129, 9-135 (67 ov)
Gentlemen of England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Studd33   12614--
Ridley14   8171--
Christopherson13   5273--
Grace2   070--
Robertson5   0200--

Australians second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Bannermanc Read b Studd17     
PS McDonnellb Christopherson1     
*WL Murdochb Steel18     
G Giffenb Robertson24     
WE Midwinterb Christopherson38     
GJ Bonnorrun out9     
HJH Scottnot out82     
+JM Blackhamlbw b Steel22     
GE Palmerc Grace b Robertson47     
HF Boylerun out0     
FR Spofforthabsent hurt
Extras(10 b, 1 lb)11
Total(all out, 141.1 overs)269
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-23, 3-57, 4-75, 5-105, 6-135, 7-169, 8-238, 9-269 (141.1 ov)
Gentlemen of England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Studd43   18691--
Ridley7   2150--
Christopherson25   9422--
Grace4   1140--
Steel34   8672--

Gentlemen of England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Gracec Blackham b Palmer20     
CT Studdc and b Palmer1     
WW Readc Boyle b Giffen27     
*Lord Harrisb Palmer4     
AG Steelnot out35     
AW Ridleyb Giffen1     
GF Vernonc Scott b Palmer3     
EJ Divernot out22     
J Robertsondid not bat      
+JA Bushdid not bat      
S Christophersondid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 2 lb)16
Total(6 wickets, 68 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-35, 3-52, 4-68, 5-80, 6-83
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyle12   2290--
Palmer34   10594--
Giffen22   12252--

--> PS McDonnell (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> HJH Scott (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23





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