Kent v Marylebone Cricket Club
Other First-Class matches in England 1878
VenueSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 7th, 8th, 9th August 1878 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
Players12 per side
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 9 wickets
UmpiresFH Farrands, E Willsher
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 107/5 (Hearne 21*, Bligh 2*)
Close of play day 2Marylebone Cricket Club (2) 33/4 (Anstruther 18*, Mitchell 9*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FA MacKinnonc Kingscote b Grace0     
F Pennc Shaw b Cottrell51     
CA Absolomb Grace21     
GG Hearnenot out60     
*Lord Harrisc Clarke b Cottrell0     
W Yardleyc Barnes b Grace3     
IFW Blighb Morley19     
W Foord-Kelceyrun out33     
RS Jonesrun out1     
CF Tufnellc Mitchell b Shaw12     
+I Ingramb Shaw0     
A Pennc Shaw b Grace0     
Extras(11 b, 5 lb)16
Total(all out, 176.1 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-44, 3-92, 4-93, 5-95, 6-136, 7-193, 8-194, 9-211, 10-213, 11-216 (176.1 ov)
Marylebone Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morley31   15511--
Shaw43   33272--
Powys15   8110--
Cottrell18   9262--
Ridley2   030--

Marylebone Cricket Club first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Anstrutherc Bligh b A Penn0     
*WG Graceb Hearne0     
RAH Mitchellc Absolom b Foord-Kelcey31     
AW Ridleyc Hearne b A Penn1     
CE Cottrellc Yardley b A Penn8     
CFC Clarkec Ingram b A Penn33     
AS Barnesb Foord-Kelcey5     
+HB Kingscote hit wkt b A Penn5     
GA Webbeb Foord-Kelcey9     
WN Powysb Foord-Kelcey4     
A Shawb Foord-Kelcey5     
F Morleynot out4     
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 57.3 overs)109
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-3, 3-4, 4-34, 5-47, 6-61, 7-79, 8-84, 9-89, 10-104, 11-109 (57.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A Penn29   15435--
Hearne13   2301--

Marylebone Cricket Club second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Anstrutherb Foord-Kelcey43     
*WG Graceb A Penn1     
AW Ridleyc Jones b Foord-Kelcey3     
+HB Kingscotec Hearne b Foord-Kelcey0     
CE Cottrellc A Penn b Foord-Kelcey1     
RAH Mitchellc Bligh b A Penn42     
CFC Clarkec Absolom b A Penn4     
AS Barnesb Foord-Kelcey1     
GA Webbenot out19     
WN Powysb Foord-Kelcey2     
A Shawc MacKinnon b A Penn8     
F Morleyc sub b A Penn0     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 83.1 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-12, 3-12, 4-14, 5-64, 6-75, 7-86, 8-102, 9-109, 10-124, 11-126 (83.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A Penn41.118485--
Hearne14   4240--
Foord-Kelcey28   8526--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CA Absolomnot out15     
A Pennc Mitchell b Morley0     
+I Ingramc and b Shaw0     
RS Jonesnot out5     
FA MacKinnondid not bat      
F Penndid not bat      
GG Hearnedid not bat      
*Lord Harrisdid not bat      
W Yardleydid not bat      
IFW Blighdid not bat      
W Foord-Kelceydid not bat      
CF Tufnelldid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 10.1 overs)20
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-3
Marylebone Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morley5   0121--

--> HB Kingscote made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> GA Webbe made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> F Penn (1) passed 2500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 28
--> CA Absolom (1) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 5
--> CFC Clarke (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in First-Class matches
--> AW Anstruther (2) passed his previous highest score of 37 in First-Class matches
--> WG Grace reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent first innings





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