Kent v Gloucestershire
County Match 1888
VenueThe Rectory Field, Blackheath on 24th, 25th, 26th May 1888 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 75 runs
PointsKent 0; Gloucestershire 1
UmpiresRP Carpenter, RA Thoms
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 106/4 (Thornton 25*, Wright 8*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 37/3 (Christopherson 4*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Atkins b Wright64      
EM Graceb Wright15      
W Troupc Pentecost b Wright2      
OG Radcliffec Wootton b Wright25      
JH Brainc Wootton b Wright4      
JR Painterc Christopherson b Wootton17      
ATH Newnhamrun out2      
G Francisc Marchant b Wootton0      
EL Griffithsnot out7      
+JA Bushb Wright1      
FG Robertsb Wright4      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb)8
Total(all out, 105 overs)149
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-35, 3-105, 4-114, 5-124, 6-129, 7-133, 8-137, 9-145, 10-149 (105 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright43   20597--
Wootton44   16582--
Hedley8   4150--
Martin10   590--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FM Atkinsb Radcliffe16      
F Hearnelbw b WG Grace29      
GG Hearnec Francis b WG Grace20      
RT Thorntonb Radcliffe29      
W Wrightc Newnham b Radcliffe8      
F Marchantc Troup b Radcliffe11      
WC Hedleyc Brain b WG Grace10      
*S Christophersonb WG Grace0      
J Woottonnot out14      
F Martinc Troup b WG Grace0      
+JH Pentecostc Newnham b Radcliffe2      
Extras(7 b, 1 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)11
Total(all out, 95.3 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-59, 3-87, 4-110, 5-124, 6-134, 7-134, 8-138, 9-142, 10-150 (95.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roberts26   11430--
Newnham8   222011
WG Grace26   162351-
EM Grace4   180--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Pentecost b Martin33      
EM Gracec and b Wright58      
W Troupc Hedley b Martin40      
OG Radcliffeb Martin1      
JH Brainb Hedley22      
JR Painterc Christopherson b Wright40      
EL Griffithsc Marchant b Martin2      
ATH Newnhamc Hedley b Wright2      
G Francisnot out13      
+JA Bushc GG Hearne b Wright5      
FG Robertsb Hedley7      
Extras(9 b, 2 lb)11
Total(all out, 127.3 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-77, 2-105, 3-106, 4-152, 5-183, 6-204, 7-206, 8-206, 9-?, 10-234 (127.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright48   21794--
Wootton13   4300--
Martin43   23634--
Christopherson9   1310--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FM Atkinsc Bush b Roberts13      
F Hearnec Griffiths b Roberts10      
GG Hearnec Bush b Roberts0      
*S Christophersonlbw b WG Grace24      
RT Thorntonb Roberts0      
W Wrightc Bush b Roberts5      
F Marchantc Brain b EM Grace84      
WC Hedleyc EM Grace b Radcliffe10      
J Woottonc and b EM Grace0      
F Martinc WG Grace b Radcliffe0      
+JH Pentecostnot out0      
Extras(7 b, 5 lb)12
Total(all out, 64 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-32, 3-37, 4-37, 5-51, 6-82, 7-131, 8-133, 9-144, 10-158 (64 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roberts22   6545--
Radcliffe14   2412--
WG Grace23   12401--
EM Grace5   2112--

--> WG Grace (2) passed 31500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 21
--> WC Hedley made his debut for Kent in first-class matches
--> W Wright reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> OG Radcliffe achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Kent first innings (previous best was 4-20)
--> OG Radcliffe achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Kent first innings
--> W Troup retired hurt in the Gloucestershire second innings (team score 113/3) - he returned when the score was 152/4





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