United States of America v Lord Harris' XI
Lord Harris' XI in Australia and New Zealand 1878/79
VenueSt George's Club New Ground, Hoboken on 7th, 8th May 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
TossToss not known
ResultLord Harris' XI won by an innings and 114 runs
UmpiresF Norley, Vernon
Close of play day 1

United States of America first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Moorerun out5     
CE Hainesc and b Lucas0     
CA Newhallb Lucas2     
RS Newhallst Webbe b Lane9     
RJ Crossrun out17     
FE Brewsterb Lane5     
DS Newhallc Lucas b Lane16     
*JT Soutterc Schultz b Lucas5     
EH Moeranc Hornby b Lane3     
PW Kesslerc Royle b Lucas12     
JE Spraguenot out6     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 62.2 overs)84
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-5, 3-7, 4-35, 5-35, 6-42, 7-49, 8-58, 9-75, 10-84 (62.2 ov)
Lord Harris' XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lane31   10384--
Brewster6   360--
Schultz4   160--

Lord Harris' XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AP Lucasc Cross b Moeran98 105   
F Pennc Cross b DS Newhall51 72   
VPFA Roylerun out31     
*AN Hornbyrun out27     
+AJ Webbeb Moeran20     
L Honec DS Newhall b Sprague10     
SS Schultzb Sprague5     
de Courcey Forbesb CA Newhall0     
WL Brewsternot out3     
CH Braithwaitec Kessler b CA Newhall1     
G Lanelbw b Sprague2     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(all out, 102 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-88, 2-152, 3-196, 4-229, 5-232, 6-242, 7-243, 8-247, 9-248, 10-253 (102 ov)
United States of America bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CA Newhall39   18842--
Sprague15   5233--
Brewster6   1260--
DS Newhall22   5701--
Soutter7   1160--
Moeran13   4292--

United States of America second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Mooreb Hornby3     
CE Hainesc Schultz b Lane0     
CA Newhallb Lane0     
RS Newhallst Webbe b Lane23     
RJ Crossst Webbe b Lane5     
FE Brewsterc Hornby b Lane5     
DS Newhallc Royle b Hornby6     
*JT Soutterb Lane11     
EH Moeranrun out0     
PW Kesslerc Hornby b Lane1     
JE Spraguenot out0     
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 28.1 overs)55
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-8, 3-15, 4-21, 5-33, 6-36, 7-48, 8-52, 9-55, 10-55 (28.1 ov)
Lord Harris' XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lane14   3357--

Our thanks to Arthur Haygarth for collecting the information and to Roger Heavens for providing this scorecard which was first published in Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Scores and Biographies Volume 16. Copies of the book can be obtained from . Additions or corrections to this scorecard would be gratefully received.
The Americans, it is believed, went in first, but in another account the Gentlemen of England did. The American side was composed of members of New York and Philadelphia combined - The English of seven of those who went to Australia with four others. After the match the Americans went in again, when Mr Webbe bowled four of their wickets for eight runs, and play then ceased.
On May 9 Mr Webbe played a match of racquets (the best of three games) with Mr E.A. La Montague and won the two first. The loser however was, it was stated "about 58 years of age."
In the evening the Englishmen were guests of the New York Club. On Saturday May 10 at 8.30 most of the team left by the S.S. Baltic for England. Lord Harris and Messrs. Absolom and Mackinnon returning by the next boat.





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