Kent v England
Other First-Class matches in England 1879
VenueSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 4th, 5th, 6th August 1879 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersKent: 13; England: 11
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 4 wickets
UmpiresFH Farrands, E Willsher
Close of play day 1England (1) 72 all out
Close of play day 2England (2) 105/3 (Thornton 18*, Grace 7*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IFW Blighc and b Steel27     
FA MacKinnonb Shaw1     
GG Hearnec Pilling b Shaw0     
F Pennb Grace31     
RS Jonesrun out30     
W Foord-Kelceyc Wheeler b Grace0     
A Blackmanc Flowers b Grace6     
CA Absolomc Grace b Barnes22     
CM Cunliffec and b Barnes4     
A Pennc Pilling b Grace7     
E O'Shaughnessyc Oscroft b Barnes2     
+E Hentynot out1     
J Brayb Grace4     
Extras(3 b, 4 lb)7
Total(all out, 113.3 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-10, 3-40, 4-81, 5-83, 6-92, 7-122, 8-122, 9-131, 10-137, 11-137, 12-142 (113.3 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shaw27   19112--
Morley14   6130--
Steel32   8601--
Barnes12   8133--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Bray b A Penn3     
CI Thorntonb Bray7     
AG Steelst Henty b A Penn6     
W Oscroftc Foord-Kelcey b Bray15     
J Selbylbw b Bray2     
W Barnesb A Penn13     
W Flowersrun out2     
J Wheelernot out9     
A Shawc Absolom b A Penn4     
+R Pillingc O'Shaughnessy b Bray2     
F Morleyrun out2     
Extras(7 b)7
Total(all out, 54.3 overs)72
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-13, 3-25, 4-30, 5-45, 6-48, 7-58, 8-62, 9-69, 10-72 (54.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A Penn27.314384--
Bray27   18274--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IFW Blighc Grace b Morley0     
FA MacKinnonc and b Barnes12     
GG Hearneb Grace9     
F Pennrun out31     
RS Jonesb Morley40     
W Foord-Kelceyc Flowers b Shaw13     
A Blackmanc Barnes b Shaw22     
CA Absolomb Shaw8     
CM Cunliffec Grace b Barnes21     
A Pennc Flowers b Morley0     
E O'Shaughnessyb Morley0     
+E Hentynot out5     
J Brayc and b Barnes2     
Extras(8 b, 3 lb)11
Total(all out, 144 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-21, 3-47, 4-57, 5-87, 6-124, 7-140, 8-150, 9-158, 10-160, 11-172, 12-174 (144 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shaw55   36343--
Morley40   24444--
Steel10   5160--
Grace22   3451--
Barnes17   9243--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Oscroftst Henty b O'Shaughnessy40     
J Selbyb Foord-Kelcey27     
J Wheelerc Henty b Foord-Kelcey10     
CI Thorntonc Absolom b O'Shaughnessy25     
*WG Gracenot out63     
AG Steelb Bray0     
W Barnesc Absolom b Bray0     
W Flowersnot out72     
A Shawdid not bat      
+R Pillingdid not bat      
F Morleydid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 1 lb)9
Total(6 wickets, 121.1 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-79, 3-79, 4-126, 5-127, 6-127
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A Penn22   10310--
Bray41   12892--
Foord-Kelcey23   9382--
Cunliffe2   060--
Hearne4   0150--

--> WG Grace (2) passed 19500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 39
--> W Flowers (2) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 49
--> J Wheeler made his debut for England in First-Class matches
--> AG Steel made his debut for England in First-Class matches
--> R Pilling made his debut for England in First-Class matches





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