Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1897
VenueNorth Marine Road, Scarborough on 30th, 31st August, 1st September 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossPlayers won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJ Burns, L Hall
Close of play day 1Gentlemen (1) 11/2 (Bull 0*)
Close of play day 2Players (2) 99/6 (Hirst 17*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JT Brownc Jackson b Jessop68      
J Tunnicliffec Hawke b Bull6      
*A Wardc Charles b Bull15      
E Wainwrightc Vernon b Bull26      
GH Hirstc Rice b Bull28      
GR Bakerc Chinnery b Spofforth53      
HA Carpenterc and b Milligan24      
A Hearnelbw b Jackson19      
+JH Boardlbw b Spofforth0      
F Martinnot out27      
W Meadb Jackson4      
Extras(9 lb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 109 overs)280
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-39, 3-102, 4-141, 5-151, 6-215, 7-230, 8-230, 9-273, 10-280 (109 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bull43   71074--
Spofforth24   7582--
Jessop17   3421--
Jackson17   8282--
Milligan8   0351--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HB Chinneryc Board b Hirst7      
RW Riceb Mead4      
FG Bullc Hirst b Hearne51      
AC MacLarenb Wainwright35      
FS Jacksonb Hirst59      
GL Jessopc Hearne b Martin4      
FW Milliganc Mead b Hearne11      
GF Vernonlbw b Hearne12      
*Lord Hawkec Tunnicliffe b Martin27      
+SF Charlesnot out9      
FR Spofforthb Martin1      
Extras(7 b, 4 lb)11
Total(all out, 77.1 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-11, 3-73, 4-128, 5-132, 6-152, 7-165, 8-204, 9-228, 10-231 (77.1 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hirst9   1192--
Mead12   2381--
Hearne20   4533--
Wainwright11   0501--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JT Brownb Spofforth25      
J Tunnicliffec Jessop b Bull19      
*A Wardb Bull3      
E Wainwrightb Jackson23      
GH Hirstnot out73      
GR Bakerb Jackson1      
HA Carpenterst Charles b Bull8      
A Hearnelbw b Bull4      
+JH Boardb Jessop50      
F Martinb Jessop12      
W Meadb Jessop2      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 87 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-39, 3-56, 4-84, 5-86, 6-99, 7-103, 8-188, 9-224, 10-226 (87 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bull34   6914--
Spofforth20   5511--
Jessop18   6383--
Jackson15   2402--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC MacLarenc Ward b Wainwright60      
FS Jacksonb Wainwright23      
RW Riceb Wainwright3      
GL Jessopc Tunnicliffe b Martin0      
HB Chinnerynot out23      
FG Bullnot out21      
FW Milligandid not bat      
GF Vernondid not bat      
*Lord Hawkedid not bat      
+SF Charlesdid not bat      
FR Spofforthdid not bat      
Total(4 wickets, 44 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-78, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hirst9   1270--
Mead7   0330--
Wainwright13   3323--
Martin15   3381--

--> FG Bull (1) passed his previous highest score of 41 in first-class matches
--> GF Vernon (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> GH Hirst (2) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> FR Spofforth made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> GH Hirst reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gentlemen first innings





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