Sussex v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1897
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 7th, 8th, 9th June 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresGH Remnant, JJ Tuck
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 75/2 (Grace 35*, Kitcat 0*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 18/1 (de Winton 13*, Goodwin 3*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Graceb Bland37      
H Wrathallc Bean b Bland21      
CL Townsendb Killick18      
SAP Kitcatc Tate b Bland0      
HS Goodwinc Butt b Tate25      
+JH Boardc Butt b Bland72      
GS de Wintonc Bean b Tate1      
WH Halec Murdoch b Bland4      
FN Townsendc Butt b Bland22      
WH Murchc Tate b Killick44      
FG Robertsnot out0      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 127.4 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-71, 3-77, 4-80, 5-143, 6-171, 7-175, 8-180, 9-243, 10-245 (127.4 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bland50   221016--
Tate33   11732--
Parris14   3260--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WL Murdochc Board b Roberts4      
FW Marlowb CL Townsend11      
KS Ranjitsinhjic Roberts b CL Townsend22      
G Brannc Board b Roberts68      
W Newhamb CL Townsend1      
EH Killickb Roberts7      
G Beanc FN Townsend b CL Townsend0      
F Parrislbw b CL Townsend18      
CHG Blandc and b Roberts1      
+HR Buttb Roberts14      
FW Tatenot out0      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 59.2 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-36, 3-41, 4-43, 5-62, 6-63, 7-93, 8-102, 9-140, 10-147 (59.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CL Townsend30   5965--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GS de Wintonnot out13      
WH Halec Butt b Bland2      
HS Goodwinnot out3      
*WG Gracedid not bat      
H Wrathalldid not bat      
CL Townsenddid not bat      
SAP Kitcatdid not bat      
+JH Boarddid not bat      
FN Townsenddid not bat      
WH Murchdid not bat      
FG Robertsdid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 9 overs)18
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Hale)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bland5   0131--
Killick4   250--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> WH Murch (1) passed his previous highest score of 38 in first-class matches
--> WH Murch (1) passed his previous highest score of 38 in County Championship matches
--> GS de Winton (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> CHG Bland achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Gloucestershire first innings (previous best was 2-100)
--> CHG Bland achieved his first five wickets in an innings in County Championship matches in the Gloucestershire first innings





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