Gloucestershire v Middlesex
County Match 1888
VenueCollege Ground, Cheltenham on 23rd, 24th, 25th August 1888 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by an innings and 33 runs
PointsGloucestershire 0; Middlesex 1
UmpiresH Draper, J Rowbotham
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 65/1 (O'Brien 44*, Thesiger 8*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (1) 186/5 (Ford 60*, de Paravicini 9*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Hadow b Nepean19      
EM Gracec Thesiger b Robertson18      
OG Radcliffec Thesiger b Burton12      
WWF Pullenc Walker b Burton17      
JR Painterc Walker b Burton0      
F Townsendc Bryant b Ford34      
JH Brainst Bryant b Robertson1      
+HV Pageb Robertson0      
E Peakest Bryant b Nepean7      
WA Woofc sub b Nepean0      
FG Robertsnot out7      
Total(all out, 82.2 overs)115
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-37, 3-66, 4-66, 5-66, 6-67, 7-70, 8-95, 9-97, 10-115 (82.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Burton21   8383--
Nepean20   8223--
Robertson36   18433--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Walkerb WG Grace10      
TC O'Brienc Painter b Woof59      
FJN Thesigerb Roberts30      
EA Nepeanb Radcliffe1      
FGJ Fordc Woof b WG Grace68      
*AJ Webbec Page b Peake9      
PJ de Paravicinic Pullen b Roberts42      
J Robertsonb Roberts15      
+HW Bryantb Woof38      
G Burtonnot out5      
EM Hadowabsent hurt
Extras(8 b, 9 lb, 1 w)18
Total(all out, 141.3 overs)295
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-100, 3-102, 4-?, 5-161, 6-203, 7-252, 8-257, 9-295 (141.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Radcliffe14   2311--
WG Grace36   14722--
Roberts36   14753--
Peake16   4341--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracest Bryant b Nepean0      
EM Gracest Bryant b Nepean1      
OG Radcliffec Bryant b Nepean76      
WWF Pullenc Bryant b Burton17      
JR Painterc Walker b Burton0      
F Townsendc de Paravicini b Burton9      
JH Brainc Ford b Burton2      
+HV Pagec O'Brien b Nepean9      
E Peakec sub b Robertson12      
WA Woofc Robertson b Ford2      
FG Robertsnot out9      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb)10
Total(all out, 75.1 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-5, 3-47, 4-49, 5-65, 6-78, 7-113, 8-121, 9-126, 10-147 (75.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Burton20   3424--
Ford10   0331--
Nepean31   14314--
Webbe2   110--

--> F Townsend (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> HW Bryant (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in first-class matches
--> FJN Thesiger made his debut for Middlesex in first-class matches
--> G Burton reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> FG Roberts reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex first innings





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