Gloucestershire v Essex
County Championship 1898
VenueClifton College Close Ground, Clifton on 15th, 16th August 1898 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by an innings and 8 runs
PointsGloucestershire 1; Essex -1
UmpiresRG Barlow, WAJ West
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 33/2 (Carpenter 17*, McGahey 11*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Grace senb Mead20     
W Troupb Bull100     
CL Townsendc Reeves b Mead5     
COH Sewelllbw b Mead31     
RW Riceb Bull25     
GL Jessopc Carpenter b Bull2     
AG Richardsonb Bull18     
WG Grace junc and b Bull16     
WSA Brownnot out14     
+JH Boardb Bull2     
H Wrathallc Fane b Mead6     
Extras(18 b, 3 lb)21
Total(all out, 97.2 overs)260
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-55, 3-103, 4-180, 5-182, 6-207, 7-226, 8-251, 9-253, 10-260 (97.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kortright16   5360--
Bull32   71096--
Young13   4230--
Reeves2   0150--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HGP Owenc Brown b Townsend0     
HA Carpenterb Townsend28     
PA Perrinc WG Grace jun b Jessop5     
CP McGaheyb Jessop19     
+FL Faneb Townsend2     
CJ Kortrightc WG Grace jun b Townsend4     
W Reevesst Board b Townsend5     
AE Russellnot out15     
W Meadc and b Townsend0     
FG Bullb Townsend17     
HI Youngc Brown b Townsend3     
Extras(6 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 62.1 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-14, 3-52, 4-56, 5-57, 6-63, 7-68, 8-68, 9-97, 10-105 (62.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jessop22   8252--
WG Grace sen2   020--
Brown7   370--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*HGP Owenlbw b Townsend29     
HA Carpenterb Townsend3     
PA Perrinb Jessop37     
CP McGaheyc and b Townsend19     
+FL Faneb Jessop2     
AE Russellb Townsend7     
CJ Kortrightb Townsend10     
W Reevesc Brown b Townsend0     
FG Bullc Board b Jessop20     
W Meadst Board b Townsend15     
HI Youngnot out0     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(all out, 71.3 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-57, 3-83, 4-95, 5-95, 6-106, 7-106, 8-121, 9-143, 10-147 (71.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Townsend36   8777--
WG Grace sen4   260--
Brown6   180--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> AE Russell made his debut in first-class matches
--> AE Russell made his debut in County Championship matches
--> CL Townsend reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 6th wicket in the Essex first innings





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