Gentlemen of England v Australians
Australia in England 1884
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 26th, 27th, 28th June 1884 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by 46 runs
UmpiresFH Farrands, E Willsher
Close of play day 1Gentlemen of England (1) 91/2 (Grace 46*, Read 11*)
Close of play day 2Australians (2) 150/6 (Midwinter 2*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Bannermanb Christopherson3      
PS McDonnellb Christopherson15      
*WL Murdochc Harris b Christopherson31      
G Giffenst Welman b Studd2      
GE Palmerc Welman b Christopherson1      
HJH Scottb Christopherson16      
GJ Bonnorc Welman b Christopherson0      
+JM Blackhamlbw b Grace69      
WE Midwinternot out60      
FR Spofforthc Roller b Christopherson7      
HF Boylec and b Christopherson21      
Extras(3 b, 1 lb)4
Total(all out, 128 overs)229
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-25, 3-36, 4-37, 5-56, 6-56, 7-95, 8-183, 9-198, 10-229 (128 ov)
Gentlemen of England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Studd36   16661--
Christopherson46   25788--
Ridley14   4190--
Roller10   6180--
Steel10   4200--
Grace12   4241--

Gentlemen of England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Gracec Bannerman b Giffen107      
CT Studdb Palmer10      
AP Lucasb Giffen18      
WW Readb Spofforth25      
AG Steelc Palmer b Spofforth24      
*Lord Harrisst Blackham b Spofforth35      
AW Ridleyb Giffen0      
EJ Diverc Scott b Spofforth20      
WE Rollernot out6      
S Christophersonc Spofforth b Giffen0      
+FT Welmanrun out0      
Extras(11 b, 5 lb)16
Total(all out, 128.2 overs)261
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-70, 3-120, 4-166, 5-222, 6-222, 7-250, 8-257, 9-257, 10-261 (128.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer32   9631--
Giffen36   13604--
Boyle21   9280--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Bannermanc Grace b Christopherson48      
PS McDonnellc Studd b Christopherson9      
*WL Murdochst Welman b Grace29      
G Giffenb Christopherson8      
+JM Blackhamb Steel21      
GJ Bonnorb Steel30      
WE Midwinternot out47      
HJH Scottc Grace b Roller11      
GE Palmerlbw b Roller0      
FR Spofforthc Studd b Grace1      
HF Boylec Steel b Studd11      
Extras(3 b, 1 w)4
Total(all out, 135.3 overs)219
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-65, 3-73, 4-112, 5-138, 6-150, 7-190, 8-190, 9-191, 10-219 (135.3 ov)
Gentlemen of England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Christopherson48   31563--
Ridley8   390--
Roller11   4242--
Steel21   6382--
Grace27   12502--

Gentlemen of England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Gracec Scott b Spofforth30      
CT Studdc Giffen b Spofforth23      
AP Lucasb Boyle21      
WW Readb Spofforth8      
AG Steelc and b Spofforth22      
*Lord Harrisst Blackham b Boyle12      
AW Ridleyc Scott b Spofforth1      
EJ Diverc Boyle b Spofforth0      
WE Rollerst Blackham b Spofforth5      
S Christophersonst Blackham b Boyle2      
+FT Welmannot out4      
Extras(12 b, 1 lb)13
Total(all out, 76.3 overs)141
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-61, 3-79, 4-104, 5-118, 6-130, 7-130, 8-135, 9-135, 10-141 (76.3 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spofforth35   11687--
Palmer13   4250--
Giffen10   2160--

--> WG Grace (1) passed 24500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> AG Steel (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 21
--> WE Roller (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6





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