Cricket game summaries from the Times, 1875


Very few countries are in so good a condition at the present
time for bringing together two elevens worthy the
name of "a match" as the above named. That this
idea is widely entertained, the large gathering at Prince's
ground yesterday may be cited in proof. Although the
weather was fine, the ward appeared to have scarcely recovered
from the saturation of Sunday. Notts went in
first, and scored 42 runs for the second wicket. Selby made
the largest score, and deserved all his runs, but Reynolds,
who came in second, was missed at mid off before
scoring a single. In some other departments the fielders
were evidently out of form. Behind wicket, however, Mr.
Turner exhibited great efficiency. Mr. Harlow bowled all
through the innings, and in 53 overs, yielding 68 runs, he
obtained seven wickets ; Mr. Francis, 22 overs, 41 runs, one
wicket ; Flanagan, 30 overs and 3 balls, 26 runs, 2 wickets.
The engrossing feature of the Middlesex innings was the
batting of Mr. Webbe, who defied all the bowling that
Notts could bring against him. Daft and M'Intyre were
punished severely, and at the time for drawing stumps
Mr. Webbe claimed 63 and not out, composed of five fours,
three threes, eight twos, &c. The absence of A. Shaw was
sorely felt when Morley and Clarke were taken off. Umpires,
Luck and Wiltshire.


The gloomy forebodings indulged in by many respecting
the continuance of this match yesterday were dispelled by
the appearance of Messrs. Fryer and Bird at the wickets
shortly before noon. It may be remembered that these
accomplished batsmen were the "not outs" of the previous
afternoon when rain stopped the play[,] the former with a
score of 37 and the latter 23. Mr. Fryer received
the first over of the morning from Mr. A. Penn.
Nothing was scored from it. Mr. Foord-Kelcey started
with a wide, and before his over was completed a leg
hit for four by Mr. Fryer resulted. Two changes of
bowling were had recourse to before a parting could be
effected. At 183 Mr. F. Penn caught Mr. Fryer in deep
slip. This let in Mr. Mitchell, who did not appear in the
first innings, but he was caught at mid-off for a single.
Seven wickets, 184 runs. Mr. Ponsonby next joined Mr.
Bird, and at 12 o'clock the telegraph announced 200. To
these were added 19, when Mr. Ponsonby's off and middle
stumps were struck by Mr. A. Penn. The scoring from this
stage of the innings to the close was done chiefly by
Mr. Bird, who left at the eleventh wicket for 75 runs,
composed of one five, nine fours, two threes, the
same number of twos, and 21 singles. Five bowlers
were engaged. Mr. A. Penn, in 72 overs, obtained seven
wickets for 95. Mr. Foord-Kelcey, 45 overs, 70 runs ; Mr.
Shaw, 12 overs, two wickets, 36 runs ; George, 17 overs,
and two balls, two wickets, two runs ; and Hearne, 14 overs
19 runs. Kent now required 109 runs to win, and at 2
o'clock Messrs. W. Penn and Renny-Tailyour went in, to the
bowling of Messrs. Grace and Ponsonby. The second
ball delivered by Mr. Grace took Mr. Penn's off
stump before a run was scored. Mr. Yardley despatched
his first ball to leg [?] for 4. At 13 Mr.
Webbe missed Mr. Renny-Tailyour at long-field. Mr. Fryer
went on in place of Mr. Ponsonby at 39, and the score soon
increased to 69, when Captain Meares displaced Mr. Fryer,
and from the third ball Mr. Yardley was caught in the slips
by a substitute (Mr. Penn). Second wicket, 69. Mr. Renny-
Tailyour left immediately after without any advance.
Palmer and Hearne were next together, and enlarged the
score to 78, when the former was caught at cover point.
Thirty runs were wanting on the entry of Lord Harris, and
seven of these were rubbed off when Hearne left off. Mr. F.
Penn took the vacant wicket, and the runs were quickly got
together with six wickets to spare. The result of the two
matches won by Kent during the week proves incontestably
that the county has not declined to the extent that many
have supposed, while it tends to strengthen the statement
repeatedly made that there is as much talent now as in
days gone by, which could be turned to as good account
if it were diligently sought out and organized. Full score
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