Gloucestershire v Kent
County Championship 1897
VenueCollege Ground, Cheltenham on 9th, 10th, 11th August 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 63 runs
PointsGloucestershire 1; Kent -1
UmpiresJ Potter, J Street
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 47/4 (Wright 0*, Easby 5*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 190/6 (Townsend 18*, Richardson 2*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Grace senb Hearne11     
RW Ricec Shine b Wright57     
H Wrathallb Hearne0     
FH Bateman-Champainc Bradley b Wright28     
GL Jessopb Wright0     
CL Townsendb Bradley5     
+JH Boardc Marchant b Bradley0     
AG Richardsonc Marchant b Martin51     
WG Grace jun hit wkt b Easby22     
HS Goodwinnot out8     
WSA Brownb Shine17     
Extras(4 b, 1 nb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 107.2 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-37, 3-71, 4-71, 5-89, 6-89, 7-124, 8-170, 9-176, 10-205 (107.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Martin26   10501--
Hearne14   6382--
Wright13   6283--
Mason8   3120--
Bradley13   7132--
Easby4   1121--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Masonc WG Grace jun b Brown19     
A Hearneb Brown14     
SH Dayb Jessop8     
F Martinb Jessop0     
W Wrightb Jessop29     
JW Easbyc Goodwin b Brown5     
HC Stewartc and b Townsend64     
*F Marchantc Bateman-Champain b Brown28     
WM Bradleyc Brown b Townsend0     
+FH Huishb Townsend5     
EB Shinenot out7     
Extras(1 b, 9 lb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 94 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-35, 3-41, 4-41, 5-47, 6-125, 7-161, 8-161, 9-?, 10-190 (94 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jessop37   13713--
Townsend12   0493--
Brown33   19394--
WG Grace jun7   480--
WG Grace sen5   1120--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Grace senb Martin58     
RW Riceb Mason24     
H Wrathallc Hearne b Shine32     
FH Bateman-Champainc and b Martin13     
GL Jessopst Huish b Wright13     
CL Townsendb Mason25     
+JH Boardb Martin22     
AG Richardsonb Mason13     
WG Grace junc Bradley b Wright25     
HS Goodwinc Hearne b Mason0     
WSA Brownnot out14     
Extras(5 b, 5 lb)10
Total(all out, 105.3 overs)249
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-119, 3-121, 4-135, 5-159, 6-181, 7-?, 8-211, 9-215, 10-249 (105.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Martin30   11603--
Shine28   8511--
Mason23   10494--
Bradley14   5440--
Easby1   100--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Masonc Jessop b Brown20     
A Hearnest Board b Townsend3     
SH Daynot out101     
F Martinb Townsend7     
W Wrightb Jessop5     
JW Easbyb Jessop2     
HC Stewartc Brown b WG Grace sen2     
*F Marchantc WG Grace sen b Brown37     
WM Bradleyc WG Grace jun b Townsend4     
+FH Huishc WG Grace sen b Townsend0     
EB Shineb Jessop5     
Extras(13 b, 2 lb)15
Total(all out, 86.1 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-47, 3-54, 4-84, 5-86, 6-89, 7-176, 8-190, 9-192, 10-201 (86.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Townsend26   6694--
Brown15   7352--
WG Grace jun5   1160--
WG Grace sen15   3251--

--> SH Day made his debut in County Championship matches
--> SH Day made his debut in first-class matches
--> JW Easby (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> RW Rice (2) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 22
--> WG Grace (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24





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