Gloucestershire v Middlesex
County Match 1885
VenueClifton College Close Ground, Clifton on 24th, 25th, 26th August 1885 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by an innings and 5 runs
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 272/6 (Grace 163*, Griffiths 28*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 77/5 (Webbe 29*, de Paravicini 6*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracenot out221      
WR Gilbertc Robertson b West12      
JH Brainst Williams b West0      
WWF Pullenc Williams b West0      
F Townsendlbw b Robertson18      
JR Painterc Webbe b Burton8      
HV Pagelbw b Burton37      
EL Griffithsb West28      
T Greggb Burton5      
+JA Bushc Robertson b Burton3      
WA Woofc and b Buckland10      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 2 w)6
Total(all out, 217 overs)348
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-31, 3-31, 4-69, 5-86, 6-127, 7-275, 8-292, 9-302, 10-348 (217 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Burton78   271074--
West60   24904--
Robertson30   12591--
Buckland16   4311--
Hadow6   2110--
de Paravicini15   7150--
Webbe7   3200--
O'Brien5   290--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CI Thorntonc Bush b Grace5      
AE Stoddartc Griffiths b Woof2      
TC O'Brienb Woof37      
EH Bucklandb Grace0      
*AJ Webbelbw b Grace12      
EM Hadowc Page b Woof0      
JE Westb Grace13      
PJ de Paravicininot out13      
J Robertsonb Grace6      
G Burtonlbw b Woof3      
+W Williamsc Bush b Grace14      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb)5
Total(all out, 61.2 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-12, 3-20, 4-50, 5-60, 6-64, 7-72, 8-86, 9-89, 10-110 (61.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Woof31   9604--

Middlesex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Stoddartb Grace0      
*AJ Webbec Bush b Woof67      
CI Thorntonb Grace13      
EH Bucklandlbw b Grace0      
EM Hadowc and b Grace19      
TC O'Brienlbw b Woof7      
PJ de Paravicinib Woof7      
JE Westc Brain b Gilbert67      
J Robertsonnot out33      
G Burtonc Griffiths b Grace0      
+W Williamsc sub b Page11      
Extras(3 b, 6 lb)9
Total(all out, 100 overs)233
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-17, 3-17, 4-?, 5-58, 6-82, 7-178, 8-196, 9-197, 10-233 (100 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Woof42   13873--
Grace33   13755--
Page12   3261--
Gilbert8   0291--
Gregg5   170--

--> EL Griffiths (1) passed his previous highest score of 25 in first-class matches
--> AJ Webbe (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> W Williams (1) equalled his previous highest score of 14 in first-class matches
--> JE West (2) passed his previous highest score of 42 in first-class matches
--> WG Grace reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex second innings





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