Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1897
VenueCentral Recreation Ground, Hastings on 13th, 14th, 15th September 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossPlayers won the toss and decided to bat
ResultPlayers won by 175 runs
UmpiresRP Carpenter, RA Thoms
Close of play day 1Gentlemen (1) 4/1 (Townsend 0*, Mitchell 0*)
Close of play day 2Players (2) 52/0 (Abel 28*, Ward 19*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Abelc Milligan b Brann59     
A Ward hit wkt b WG Grace jun25     
JT Brownc Wickham b Brann20     
W Brockwellc WG Grace jun b Mitchell14     
*W Gunnc Brann b WG Grace sen60     
GA Davidsonc Wickham b Milligan13     
GR Bakerc and b Milligan1     
+AFA Lilleyc Townsend b Milligan1     
R Peelnot out5     
W Attewellc and b Milligan3     
T Richardsonb Milligan4     
Extras(6 b, 1 nb, 2 w)9
Total(all out, 91 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-52, 2-107, 3-120, 4-129, 5-198, 6-198, 7-199, 8-200, 9-204, 10-214 (91 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Milligan29   13625--
Townsend11   2280--
Crawford6   3140--
WG Grace jun7   4131--
Brann20   8312--
Mitchell11   2341--
WG Grace sen7   0231--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VFS Crawfordb Richardson4     
CL Townsendst Lilley b Peel19     
F Mitchellc Attewell b Peel84     
*WG Grace senb Richardson46     
HC Stewartb Richardson13     
G Brannb Richardson11     
WL Murdochst Lilley b Attewell1     
CW Wrightb Richardson4     
FW Milliganlbw b Attewell0     
WG Grace junb Richardson16     
+AP Wickhamnot out8     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 108.3 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-87, 3-127, 4-160, 5-184, 6-185, 7-185, 8-185, 9-189, 10-214 (108.3 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Attewell28   17442--
Davidson16   6160--
Brockwell5   1170--
Peel15   3312--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Abelc Crawford b Stewart60     
A Wardb Milligan108     
JT Brownnot out50     
+AFA Lilleynot out2     
W Brockwelldid not bat      
*W Gunndid not bat      
GA Davidsondid not bat      
GR Bakerdid not bat      
R Peeldid not bat      
W Attewelldid not bat      
T Richardsondid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 9 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)22
Total(2 wickets, declared, 98 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-129, 2-235
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Milligan31   14761--
Townsend15   3370--
WG Grace sen3   160--
WG Grace jun12   5190--
Crawford11   4210--
Mitchell10   4190--
Stewart5   1101--
Murdoch5   370--
Wright6   0250--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Grace senb Richardson0     
WG Grace junb Richardson8     
F Mitchellc and b Attewell8     
CL Townsendb Richardson4     
HC Stewartc Davidson b Richardson22     
VFS Crawfordc Peel b Richardson5     
WL Murdochb Attewell0     
CW Wrightb Attewell0     
G Brannb Richardson2     
FW Milliganc Davidson b Richardson16     
+AP Wickhamnot out1     
Extras(1 b)1
Total(all out, 32.4 overs)67
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-11, 3-20, 4-21, 5-43, 6-47, 7-47, 8-49, 9-52, 10-67 (32.4 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Attewell16   6233--

--> R Abel (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 20
--> R Abel (2) passed 19000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> JT Brown (2) passed 9000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 49
--> W Attewell reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Gentlemen second innings





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