Devon v Somerset
Other matches in England 1879
VenueCricketfield Road, Torquay on 6th, 7th August 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
TossDevon won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDevon won by an innings and 80 runs
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 25 all out

Devon first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Thorntonc Sainsbury b Reed24     
AJ Thorntonc Reed b Lushington6     
EF Wrightb Reed37     
RHB Taylorb Caird1     
WA Thorntonc sub b Reed42     
FJ Hallc Lushington b Newton7     
R Allsoppb Reed10     
EJ Sandersb Reed0     
JH Coplestonb Newton6     
GHF Faganb Lushington18     
JJ Crossnot out17     
Total(all out, 89.2 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-176 (89.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Reed41   ?615--
Caird13   ?311--
Newton9   ?192--
Thring9   ?100--
Sainsbury4   ?120--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Sainsburyc RT Thornton b Sanders3     
SC Newtonrun out15     
H Rossc Wright b Sanders1     
HF Foxnot out1     
E Bourdillonc RT Thornton b Sanders2     
FG Lushingtonb Wright1     
P Desagesc WA Thornton b Wright0     
W Rawlinsc Cross b Wright0     
F Reedc Copleston b Sanders0     
JG Thringb Sanders0     
L Cairdc RT Thornton b Wright1     
Extras(1 b)1
Total(all out, 34.2 overs)25
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-25 (34.2 ov)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sanders17   ?195--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
E Sainsburyb Wright4     
SC Newtonrun out1     
H Rossb Sanders8     
HF Foxb Wright14     
E Bourdillonc RT Thornton b Wright15     
FG Lushingtonc Fagan b AJ Thornton8     
P Desagesb AJ Thornton8     
W Rawlinsb AJ Thornton0     
F Reednot out1     
JG Thringb WA Thornton0     
L Cairdc Sanders b AJ Thornton1     
Total(all out, 65.2 overs)71
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-71 (65.2 ov)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright31   ?313--
Sanders25   ?231--
AJ Thornton7.2?34--
WA Thornton2   ?31--

--> Bowling in the Devon first innings adds 18 runs over

The match was played for the benefit of John Rigby, "who for 20 years had been ground keeper at the above locality" giving every satisfaction.
Despite the absence of professionals, the match was between teams representing county clubs.





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