Gentlemen of England v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1878
VenuePrince's Cricket Ground, Chelsea on 17th, 18th June 1878 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGentlemen of England won by an innings and 1 run
UmpiresPS Waddy, E Willsher
Close of play day 1Gentlemen of England (1) 85/6 (A Lyttelton 5*, Steel 1*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Bannermanc Strachan b EM Grace28     
WE Midwinterc EM Grace b WG Grace6     
TP Horanb WG Grace7     
WL Murdochc Hornby b Steel1     
AC Bannermanc and b Steel13     
FR Spofforthc Bush b WG Grace6     
TW Garrettrun out0     
FE Allanc EM Grace b Steel0     
*DW Gregoryc Hornby b WG Grace1     
+JM Blackhamnot out6     
HF Boylec EM Grace b Steel3     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 103.1 overs)75
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-32, 3-44, 4-54, 5-64, 6-64, 7-64, 8-64, 9-67, 10-75 (103.1 ov)
Gentlemen of England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WG Grace52   38254--
EM Grace19   1291--

Gentlemen of England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Graceb Boyle25     
WR Gilbertc Blackham b Boyle20     
AN Hornbyc Spofforth b Boyle9     
AP Lucasc and b Boyle6     
GF Gracec Spofforth b Boyle11     
EM Gracec Blackham b Boyle1     
A Lytteltonc Gregory b Spofforth16     
AG Steelb Spofforth5     
E Lytteltonb Boyle1     
G Strachannot out21     
+JA Bushc Murdoch b Midwinter16     
Extras(6 b, 2 lb)8
Total(all out, 107.2 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-54, 3-61, 4-74, 5-77, 6-82, 7-89, 8-90, 9-106, 10-139 (107.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyle35   11487--
Spofforth35   13532--
Allan20   14110--
Garrett3   140--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TP Horanc Strachan b Steel1     
WE Midwinterc Hornby b WG Grace26     
AC Bannermanrun out0     
C Bannermanb Steel0     
FR Spofforthc A Lyttelton b WG Grace8     
WL Murdochc Bush b Steel7     
TW Garrettc GF Grace b Steel15     
+JM Blackhamc WG Grace b Steel5     
HF Boylenot out0     
*DW Gregoryc E Lyttelton b Steel0     
FE Allanb Steel0     
Extras(1 b)1
Total(all out, 53.3 overs)63
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-7, 3-14, 4-25, 5-38, 6-57, 7-62, 8-63, 9-63, 10-63 (53.3 ov)
Gentlemen of England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WG Grace27   14272--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> AC Bannerman (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in First-Class matches
--> AN Hornby (1) passed 4500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 2
--> HF Boyle achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Gentlemen of England first innings (previous best was 6-3)
--> WG Grace reached 1150 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Australians second innings





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