Lancashire v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1900
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 26th, 27th, 28th July 1900 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 3 wickets
PointsLancashire -1; Gloucestershire 1
UmpiresG Porter, W Wright
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 26/0 (CL Townsend 10*, Brown 10*)
Close of play day 2Lancashire (2) 110/4 (MacLaren 25*, Cuttell 28*)

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AC MacLarenc Bateman-Champain b Jessop15      
A Wardc Jessop b Fargus107      
JT Tyldesleyc Bateman-Champain b Jessop8      
WJ Hibbertc CL Townsend b Fargus21      
WR Cuttellc Bateman-Champain b Fargus39      
A Ecclesc CL Townsend b Brown31      
CR Hartleyc CL Townsend b Brown22      
J Briggsb Brown19      
J Sharpb Brown20      
+C Smithc Board b Brown16      
S Webbnot out10      
Extras(21 b, 1 lb, 2 nb, 6 w)30
Total(all out, 112.2 overs)338
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-30, 3-71, 4-138, 5-178, 6-214, 7-261, 8-285, 9-314, 10-338 (112.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Paish35   12640--
Jessop14   34221-
CL Townsend17   35201-
Fargus22   756332
Roberts2   070--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CL Townsendc Smith b Sharp87      
WSA Brownc Webb b Briggs28      
H Wrathallc Hibbert b Sharp46      
FH Bateman-Champainc Hartley b Cuttell42      
FN Townsendb Cuttell7      
*GL Jessopb Cuttell66      
COH Sewellrun out18      
+JH Boardc Eccles b Sharp1      
AHC Fargusnot out16      
AJ Paishb Briggs1      
FG Robertsabsent hurt
Extras(6 b)6
Total(all out, 94 overs)318
Fall of wickets:
1-63, 2-152, 3-171, 4-200, 5-237, 6-265, 7-291, 8-303, 9-318 (94 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sharp27   21113--
Webb15   2440--
Briggs21   7442--
Cuttell26   5943--
Ward5   0190--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Ecclesc CL Townsend b Fargus11      
A Wardc FN Townsend b Brown1      
JT Tyldesleyc FN Townsend b Jessop35      
WJ Hibbertc FN Townsend b Fargus4      
*AC MacLarenc Sewell b Jessop28      
WR Cuttellc Paish b Jessop33      
CR Hartleyc Paish b CL Townsend23      
J Briggsc CL Townsend b Jessop0      
J Sharpb Jessop0      
+C Smithc Bateman-Champain b Jessop3      
S Webbnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 2 nb)6
Total(all out, 57 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-14, 3-26, 4-58, 5-115, 6-122, 7-122, 8-126, 9-144, 10-144 (57 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Paish4   0160--
Jessop16   7256--
CL Townsend1   051--
Fargus11   2262-2
Brown23   9541--
Wrathall2   0120--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CL Townsendc MacLaren b Cuttell18      
WSA Brownb Sharp6      
H Wrathallc MacLaren b Sharp31      
FH Bateman-Champainc MacLaren b Cuttell25      
FN Townsendnot out15      
*GL Jessopb Sharp47      
COH Sewellc Sharp b Webb19      
+JH Boardc Hibbert b Cuttell0      
AHC Fargusnot out3      
AJ Paishdid not bat      
FG Robertsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(7 wickets, 37.1 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-87, 3-106, 4-132, 5-145, 6-159, 7-162
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sharp6   0223--
Webb9   0611--
Briggs3   250--

--> A Ward (1) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 96
--> JT Tyldesley (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 4
--> JT Tyldesley (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 4
--> CL Townsend (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 31
--> GL Jessop reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 5th wicket in the Lancashire second innings

Ward scored his 107 out of 314 in 285 minutes. Board could not keep wicket on the second day due to bruised hands. There was no play until 1.40pm on the third day. Gloucestershire took only two hours to achieve the 165 required for victory. Roberts, after bowling two overs, took no further part in the match having strained his side





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