Gloucestershire v Gloucestershire Colts
Other matches in England 1879
VenueSpa Ground, Gloucester on 13th, 14th May 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersGloucestershire: 11; Gloucestershire Colts: 22
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJ Lillywhite, H Richardson
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 32/0 (EM Grace ?*, Gilbert ?*)

Gloucestershire Colts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
S Escottc Midwinter b GF Grace7     
LM Dayc Mackeson b GF Grace1     
JM Bushb Midwinter0     
EJB Salmonb Midwinter4     
HP Thurstonc Pullin b Midwinter2     
WA Lucylbw b Midwinter2     
*JS Hargreavesb GF Grace2     
WA Boughtonc and b EM Grace44     
HJ Boughtonc +EM Grace b Miles14     
FA Smithc Gilbert b Midwinter27  3- 
C de Wintonb Gilbert2     
FG Westallrun out2     
P Bakerst Matthews b EM Grace25     
TR Pakenhamb Pullin4     
PB Cookeb EM Grace0     
A Washbournenot out4     
J Greenb EM Grace0     
TW Fordb EM Grace01    
TG Smithrun out0     
JF Grimesb Pullin0     
CA Robinsonabsent
C Whaleabsent
Extras(21 b, 8 lb, 3 w)32
Total(all out, 117.1 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Day), 2-5 (Bush), 3-13 (Salmon), 4-17 (Thurston), 5-21 (Escott), 6-? (Lucy), 7-? (Hargreaves), 8-? (HJ Boughton), 9-? (FA Smith), 10-? (de Winton), 11-? (Westall), 12-? (WA Boughton), 13-? (Pakenham), 14-? (Cooke), 15-? (Baker), 16-? (Green), 17-? (Ford), 18-? (TG Smith), 19-? (Grimes, 117.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Midwinter32   16395--
GF Grace24   12273--
Miles8   31213-
Gilbert12   4251--
EM Grace19   10145--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EM Gracenot out53     
WR Gilbertc Baker b WA Boughton32  2- 
WE Midwinterc Hargreaves b Salmon7     
GF Gracec Ford b WA Boughton8     
J Cranstonnot out21     
CL Turnbulldid not bat      
+TG Matthewsdid not bat      
CK Pullindid not bat      
WJ Mackesondid not bat      
W Chapmandid not bat      
RF Milesdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 1 w)6
Total(3 wickets, 77 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-? (Gilbert), 2-83 (Midwinter), 3-? (GF Grace)
Gloucestershire Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Escott11   1340--
Grimes19   9130--
Westall4   0130--
de Winton10   2240--
WA Boughton19   10172--
Salmon7   291--
Green5   11101-
FA Smith2   200--

--> Day 2 Lunch: Gloucestershire (1) 127/3 (EM Grace 53*, Cranston 21*)

Our thanks to Arthur Haygarth for collecting the information and to Roger Heavens for providing this scorecard which was first published in Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Scores and Biographies Volume 16. Copies of the book can be obtained from . Additions or corrections to this scorecard would be gratefully received.
Source states that the weather was very bad. The county did not have their full strength. Mr.W.G. Grace did not play. The names of the villages where the Colts came from was not given, or they would have been added. In another account this match was played on May 9 & 10. [The Colts' opening batsman L.M. Day, according to a note by F.S. Ashley-Cooper, was not caught by Mackeson, the name being deleted.]





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