Gloucestershire v Essex
County Championship 1899
VenueClifton College Close Ground, Clifton on 24th, 25th, 26th August 1899 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by an innings and 117 runs
PointsGloucestershire 1; Essex -1
UmpiresW Richards, W Shrewsbury
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 299/4 (Townsend 142*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 216/8 (Bull 13*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RW Ricec Ayres b Young5      
H Wrathallb Young6      
CL Townsendnot out224      
*W Troupc McGahey b Mead115      
GL Jessopb Mead6      
+JH Boardb Young2      
WM Hemingwayb Young10      
WSA Brownlbw b Reeves20      
HS Goodwinb Mead8      
AJ Paishc Fane b Bull4      
G Pepallb Young0      
Extras(18 b, 13 lb, 2 nb, 3 w)36
Total(all out, 154.3 overs)436
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-31, 3-290, 4-299, 5-308, 6-343, 7-372, 8-397, 9-436, 10-436 (154.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mead52   201053--
Bull26   7601--
Reeves24   6701--
McGahey4   1120--
Ayres2   0100--
Carpenter3   190--
Perrin2   0110--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Faneb Paish62      
HA Carpenterb Jessop24      
PA Perrinc and b Townsend24      
CP McGaheyb Paish49      
AP Lucasb Paish23      
GW Ayresb Brown1      
W Reeveslbw b Paish0      
HI Younglbw b Paish0      
FG Bullnot out27      
W Meadst Board b Paish3      
+TM Russellabsent hurt
Extras(10 b, 9 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)21
Total(all out, 93.3 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-64, 2-124, 3-132, 4-166, 5-169, 6-176, 7-176, 8-216, 9-234 (93.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown21   5481--
Pepall9   5170--
Jessop13   1281--
Townsend12   4221--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Fanec Board b Townsend25      
HA Carpenterc Wrathall b Paish5      
PA Perrinst Board b Paish0      
CP McGaheyst Board b Paish0      
AP Lucasc and b Brown9      
GW Ayresc Troup b Townsend4      
W Reevesc Paish b Townsend1      
HI Youngb Paish26      
FG Bullc and b Townsend3      
W Meadnot out6      
+TM Russellabsent hurt
Extras(1 b, 5 w)6
Total(all out, 52.4 overs)85
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-22, 3-22, 4-38, 5-49, 6-50, 7-65, 8-77, 9-85 (52.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Paish26   11474--
Brown14   11101--
Pepall6   3120--

--> CL Townsend (1) passed his previous highest score of 181 in first-class matches
--> CL Townsend (1) passed his previous highest score of 181 in County Championship matches
--> CL Townsend (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 87
--> W Troup (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 82
--> CP McGahey (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 13
--> GL Jessop reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings

Townsend batted for 370 minutes and hit 28 fours in his innings of 224*. Troup's 115 took nearly 4 hours and included 17 fours.





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