Devon v Devon Colts
Other matches in England 1879
VenueThe Fortfield, Sidmouth on 1st, 2nd August 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersDevon: 11; Devon Colts: 17
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
Close of play day 1

Devon first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Thorntonb Fowle14     
AJ Thorntonb Fowle2     
JJ Crossc Fowle b Ireland0     
H Mann hit wkt b Douglas12     
WA Thorntonb Potbury12     
R Allsoppc Poland b Potbury5     
FW Polandb Potbury6     
HA Pattinsonnot out20     
JJ Hardingc Ireland b Harrison4     
AJ Greenhillb Douglas9     
HT Mackenziec CJ Willock b [unknown]0     
Total(all out)93
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-93
Devon Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Devon Colts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DF Douglasc Pattinson b AJ Thornton2     
WH Polandc and b WA Thornton1     
GG Gutteresb WA Thornton6     
FS Irelandc AJ Thornton b WA Thornton13     
WHT Wrightb AJ Thornton3     
FS Coxrun out4     
J Fowlerun out8     
WJ Bythellc Cross b AJ Thornton7     
FJ Ellisb AJ Thornton0     
TR Hine-Haycockc and b AJ Thornton13     
CJ Willockb AJ Thornton2     
WP Harrisonb AJ Thornton0     
CH Luxtonb Harding9     
JA Potburyc Allsopp b AJ Thornton1     
R Coleridgeb AJ Thornton0     
RP Willockb Harding0     
*GT Warnernot out0     
Total(all out)69
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-?, 15-?, 16-69
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WA Thornton???3--
AJ Thornton???9--

Devon second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Thorntonc Poland b Fowle8     
AJ Thorntonc Warner b Ireland16     
JJ Crossb Fowle1     
H Mannc Poland b Potbury8     
WA Thorntonnot out5     
R Allsoppnot out0     
HA Pattinsonc Warner b Fowle2     
FW Polanddid not bat      
JJ Hardingdid not bat      
AJ Greenhilldid not bat      
HT Mackenziedid not bat      
Total(5 wickets)43
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?
Devon Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

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.
Rain on the second day
Source notes that the Devon Colts came from the following clubs: Axminster (Cox), Devon County School (Luxton), Exeter (Ellis), Ilfracombe (Wright), Newton College (Bythell, Fowle), Ottery (Coleridge), Paignton (Poland), Sidmouth (Douglas, Gutteres, Hine-Haycock, Ireland, Potbury, CJ Willock, RP Willock) and Topsham (Harrison).





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