Kent v England
Other First-Class matches in England 1878
VenueSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 5th, 6th, 7th August 1878 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersKent: 13; England: 11
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 8 wickets
UmpiresFH Farrands, E Willsher
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 55/2 (MacKinnon 28*, Hearne 19*)
Close of play day 2England (2) 97/4 (Ridley 34*, Midwinter 19*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec and b Hearne21     
AJ Webbec Hearne b A Penn9     
A Shrewsburyc Hearne b A Penn43     
J Selbylbw b Hearne32     
AW Ridleyc and b Foord-Kelcey41     
WE Midwinterb Hearne7     
GF Gracec Hearne b Cunliffe25     
W Flowersb Cunliffe5     
+F Wyldc Hearne b Cunliffe2     
A Shawnot out0     
F Morleyb Foord-Kelcey0     
Extras(7 b)7
Total(all out, 123.2 overs)192
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-39, 3-107, 4-121, 5-142, 6-179, 7-189, 8-190, 9-191, 10-192 (123.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A Penn47   23652--
Hearne43   17723--
Cunliffe18   9223--
Tufnell8   4110--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CA Absolomb Morley1     
FA MacKinnonc WG Grace b Morley35     
F Pennc Wyld b Morley4     
GG Hearnerun out83     
*Lord Harrisc and b Shaw93     
W Yardleyc Wyld b Morley6     
IFW Blighc Ridley b WG Grace16     
W Foord-Kelceyc Wyld b WG Grace8     
CM Cunliffec Ridley b WG Grace10     
RS Jonesc Ridley b WG Grace13     
CF Tufnellc Wyld b Shaw1     
+I Ingramc Morley b WG Grace1     
A Pennnot out3     
Extras(13 b, 7 lb)20
Total(all out, 216 overs)294
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-13, 3-76, 4-199, 5-205, 6-251, 7-263, 8-263, 9-276, 10-281, 11-282, 12-294 (216 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shaw91   59722--
Morley62   27984--
WG Grace41   17725--
Midwinter13   9100--
Ridley5   2110--
GF Grace4   1110--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec F Penn b A Penn14     
AJ Webbec Jones b Hearne6     
A Shrewsburyb Cunliffe20     
J Selbyc F Penn b A Penn4     
AW Ridleyc Foord-Kelcey b A Penn44     
WE Midwinterb Hearne44     
GF Gracec F Penn b A Penn25     
W Flowersc Yardley b A Penn2     
+F Wyldb Hearne1     
A Shawc Absolom b A Penn10     
F Morleynot out1     
Extras(2 lb, 1 w)3
Total(all out, 133 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-22, 3-36, 4-62, 5-133, 6-133, 7-143, 8-144, 9-173, 10-174 (133 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A Penn61   375061-
Hearne40   17683--
Cunliffe20   7391--
Foord-Kelcey12   3140--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CA Absolomc Wyld b Morley29     
FA MacKinnonc Ridley b Morley17     
W Yardleyc Shrewsbury b Morley7     
CM Cunliffest Wyld b WG Grace5     
F Pennnot out6     
IFW Blighnot out1     
GG Hearnedid not bat      
*Lord Harrisdid not bat      
W Foord-Kelceydid not bat      
RS Jonesdid not bat      
CF Tufnelldid not bat      
+I Ingramdid not bat      
A Penndid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 1 lb)8
Total(4 wickets, 51.2 overs)73
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-51, 3-54, 4-72
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shaw19   12120--
Morley18   10233--
WG Grace7.20211--
Midwinter7   390--

--> AJ Webbe (1) passed 2500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 5
--> GG Hearne (1) passed his previous highest score of 57 in First-Class matches
--> W Flowers made his debut for England in First-Class matches
--> GG Hearne reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the England first innings
--> WG Grace reached 1200 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent first innings
--> A Penn reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 6th wicket in the England second innings





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