Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1881
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 30th June, 1st, 2nd July 1881 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossPlayers won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGentlemen won by 2 wickets
UmpiresH Jupp, J Potter
Close of play day 1Gentlemen (1) 160/2 (Grace 96*, Penn 7*)
Close of play day 2Gentlemen (2) 41/5 (Leslie 14*, Ellis 2*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Midwinterc Steel b Evans16     
G Ulyettb Evans57     
E Lockwoodb CT Studd62     
RG Barlowb Steel7     
W Batesc Steel b CT Studd5     
*T Emmettrun out9     
WH Robinsonc Steel b CT Studd4     
W Gunnb Steel9     
A Hillb Evans11     
+R Pillingb Steel0     
E Peatenot out9     
Extras(7 b, 1 lb)8
Total(all out, 114 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-107, 3-145, 4-153, 5-153, 6-158, 7-176, 8-179, 9-179, 10-197 (114 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Steel44   16603--
Evans26   7473--
Grace21   4420--
CT Studd23   10403--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Graceb Hill100     
*AN Hornbyc Gunn b Peate20     
AP Lucasc and b Hill25     
F Pennc Pilling b Barlow9     
RT Ellisb Barlow0     
CFH Leslieb Barlow3     
CT Studdc Pilling b Hill1     
AG Steelnot out25     
+EFS Tylecotec Peate b Barlow17     
AH Evansrun out13     
GB Studdc Barlow b Peate0     
Extras(19 b, 3 lb, 1 w)23
Total(all out, 148 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-145, 3-167, 4-167, 5-172, 6-173, 7-185, 8-211, 9-236, 10-236 (148 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Peate41   16552--
Hill29   14323--
Bates20   5280--
Ulyett11   3240--
Barlow30   14504--
Emmett10   3170--
Midwinter7   370--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Midwinterb Grace35     
G Ulyettst Tylecote b Grace80     
E Lockwoodc Lucas b Grace10     
*T Emmettc Tylecote b Steel17     
W Batesc GB Studd b Grace7     
RG Barlowb Grace2     
W Gunnlbw b Grace1     
WH Robinsonst Tylecote b Steel18     
A Hillb Grace2     
+R Pillingb Steel1     
E Peatenot out0     
Extras(7 b, 2 lb)9
Total(all out, 94 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-105, 2-126, 3-131, 4-144, 5-149, 6-153, 7-174, 8-181, 9-181, 10-182 (94 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Steel17   3293--
Evans28   12420--
Grace32   11617--
CT Studd12   2310--
Lucas5   1100--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Graceb Bates9     
AH Evansb Bates1     
AP Lucasc Ulyett b Bates2     
F Pennc Bates b Peate6     
AG Steelst Pilling b Peate0     
CFH Lesliec Barlow b Bates59     
RT Ellisb Bates9     
CT Studdnot out25     
*AN Hornbyc Hill b Bates2     
+EFS Tylecotenot out22     
GB Studddid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 2 lb)9
Total(8 wickets, 100.1 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-11, 3-18, 4-20, 5-24, 6-64, 7-109, 8-112
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Peate39   13542--
Hill12   8130--
Bates34   15506--
Ulyett4   240--

--> AG Steel (1) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 14
--> WE Midwinter (2) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 26
--> AG Steel reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Players first innings
--> AH Evans reached 150 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Players first innings
--> AG Steel reached 400 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Players first innings