Cricket game summaries from the Times, 1860


Fine weather yesterday attracted a vast number of spectators
to the Surrey ground, Kennington-oval, they forming
a complete circle round the ground. The gentlemen
had to go in against the large score of 328, made by the
players on the previous evening, and they commenced their
task shortly after 12 o'clock. Mr. Wynch and Mr. Bagge
first appeared at the wickets, to the bowling of Jackson and
Caffyn. Both gentlemen commenced making runs, but Mr.
Wynch's career was stopped by Jackson, after a contribution
of 9, by two threes, a two, and a single ; one wicket, and
17 runs. Mr. Lane was the next, but only scored one, being
unfortunately run out ; two wickets and 21 runs. Mr.
Bagge, who was well in, had Mr. Makinson to
face him, when the latter, after marking two twos
and a single, was caught by Parr ; three wickets and
30 runs. Mr. Benthall filled the vacancy, and a good
stand was made. The score rapidly rose, and a change
of bowling was tried, but some time elapsed before
a parting was effected ; at length Mr. Bagge succumbed to
Jackson for a beautifully played innings of 62, comprising
four fours, one three, twelve twos, &c. ; four wickets and
126 runs. Mr. Waud then became the companion of Mr.
Benthall, but the latter soon after was caught by Lockyer at
the wicket ; he, however, made a handsome contribution of
15, gained by two fours, two threes, six twos, &c. ; five
wickets, and 126 runs. The sixth fell for the same number,
neither Mr. Waud nor Mr. Fawcett scoring. Mr. V. E.
Walker added 12, in which were two fours ; seven wickets,
and 130 runs ; the eighth made 133 runs, Mr. Traill marking
one, Mr. Rowley obtained a three and a single, and Mr. Miller
16 (not out), well got by a four, two threes, a two, and
singles ; the ninth wicket fell for 145, and the innings closed
for 160. The fielding of the players was perfect, some excellent
catches being made. It being the dinner hour, the
parties retired for a time, and, after partaking of the repast,
the Gentlemen were put in again, they being in a minority
of 168. In this innings the run-getting was very fast, and
the fine hitting continually elicited applause from all parts
of the ground. Mr. Miller and Mr. Bagge commenced the
batting, Jackson and Hayward handling the ball. Despite
a change of bowling, Carpenter trying the "slows," 87 were
scored for the loss of one wicket, which was that of
Mr. Miller, who seemed "himself again," getting his
runs in his well-known style ; 35 was his number,
comprising four fours, two threes, and two twos. Mr.
Lane did not score ; two wickets and 94 runs. Mr. Makinson
then faced Mr. Bagge, whose brillant hitting was frequently
applauded, and upon his retirement for 60 he was
greeted with much cheering from the pavilion and all
around : among his figures were a five, five fours, two threes,
and 10 twos ; three wickets and 105 runs. Mr. Benthall
then added three ; four wickets and 117 runs. Mr. Wynch
then came forward, and soon began scoring. Daft at length
got in Mr. Makinson's way, and after a fine innings of 49,
made up of a five, a four, five threes, seven twos, &c. ; five
wickets and 161 runs. Mr. Waud followed, and when Mr.
Wynch had marked 14, comprising a five and two fours,
Hayward found his way to the wicket ; six wickets and 175
runs. Mr. Waud and Mr. V. E. Walker were in when the
stumps were drawn for the day, the total being 183, 15 "on."
The match will be resumed at 12 o'clock this morning, the
score standing as under:--


Such a scene on a cricket-ground as yesterday presented
at Lord's was, perhaps, never witnessed, there being a complete
circle of spectators, bounded by upwards of 400 carriages,
containing relatives and friends of the scholars of
Eton and Harrow ; in short, it was a miniature picture of a
"Derby day." Harrow were the first to take their
innings, which commenced about 12 o'clock, Eton being
the favourites. The innings was a singular one, only
two making anything like a score ‐ Mr. Elphinstone
and Mr. I.D. Walker, who scored 20 each. In the
number of the former were two fours, a three, and a two,
and in the latter three fours, a three, and a two.
Total of the innings, 83. If the innings of Harrow were
small, that of Eton was more so, five only contributing, four
being very small figures, but the fifth, Mr. Mitchell, made a
score of 70 by some remarkably fine batting, and was loudly
cheered by his school ; among his hits were three fives, four
fours, seven threes, and three twos. The innings finished
for 98, which was 15 "on." The commencement of the
second innings of Harrow presented a great contrast, 33 runs
being obtained for the first wicket (Mr. M'Neil's), who
marked 16, but Mr. R. D. Walker, who had been
his partner, shortly followed him, and the total of the
score remained unaltered, though he had added 12
most cleverly by three twos and singles. Mr. Elphinstone
and Mr. Daniel were in together, batting most admirably,
when "time" was called ; the former had added
44, comprising two fives, two fours, four threes, and four
twos ; and the latter 20, in which was a hit for six, besides
a four and a two. The enthusiasm on both sides was
great, being marked by loud cheers, according to the good
batting or fielding of the contending parties. The state of the score
is as follows: [[STATS]]
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