Kent v Gentlemen of England
Other First-Class matches in England 1881
VenueSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 3rd, 4th August 1881 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
Players12 per side
TossGentlemen of England won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 9 wickets
UmpiresFH Farrands, W Goodhew
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 122/7 (Kemp 13*, Collins 6*)

Gentlemen of England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+A Lytteltonc Bligh b GG Hearne5     
CI Thorntonc Collins b GG Hearne10     
RAH Mitchellb Foord-Kelcey25     
AG Steellbw b GG Hearne0     
AJ Webberun out0     
*ID Walkerb Foord-Kelcey6     
GF Vernonb Foord-Kelcey0     
CFC Clarkec Patterson b GG Hearne11     
AN Hornbyc Patterson b Foord-Kelcey18     
J Robertsonb Foord-Kelcey3     
CE Cottrellnot out0     
E Lytteltonabsent
Extras(12 b, 2 lb)14
Total(all out, 60.1 overs)92
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-23, 3-26, 4-26, 5-38, 6-46, 7-65, 8-65, 9-89, 10-92 (60.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
GG Hearne30   14314--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*IFW Blighc Cottrell b Steel34     
FA MacKinnonc Thornton b Robertson10     
+EFS Tylecotec A Lyttelton b Cottrell0     
HW Renny-Tailyourb Cottrell3     
GG Hearnec A Lyttelton b Robertson13     
E O'Shaughnessyc A Lyttelton b Steel4     
W Foord-Kelceyb Steel30     
MC Kempc A Lyttelton b Robertson18     
G Collinslbw b Steel16     
F Hearneb Robertson0     
JI Pattersonnot out3     
J Woottonst A Lyttelton b Steel0     
Extras(6 b, 6 lb)12
Total(all out, 124.3 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-34, 3-52, 4-58, 5-69, 6-88, 7-116, 8-133, 9-133, 10-143, 11-143 (124.3 ov)
Gentlemen of England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Robertson43   19554--
Cottrell35   22242--

Gentlemen of England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*ID Walkerc Foord-Kelcey b GG Hearne5     
AJ Webbeb Foord-Kelcey20     
+A Lytteltonc GG Hearne b Wootton23     
AG Steelb Foord-Kelcey1     
RAH Mitchellb GG Hearne9     
E Lytteltonb GG Hearne27     
GF Vernonc Patterson b Foord-Kelcey10     
AN Hornbyc Bligh b Foord-Kelcey3     
CI Thorntonst Tylecote b GG Hearne17     
CE Cottrellnot out0     
CFC Clarkec Tylecote b Foord-Kelcey1     
J Robertsonb Foord-Kelcey0     
Extras(9 b, 5 lb)14
Total(all out, 71 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-52, 3-57, 4-58, 5-84, 6-99, 7-103, 8-128, 9-129, 10-130, 11-130 (71 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Foord-Kelcey30   11656--
GG Hearne35   18464--
Wootton6   351--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*IFW Blighc Vernon b Robertson4     
FA MacKinnonnot out39     
+EFS Tylecotec Robertson b Steel30     
HW Renny-Tailyournot out6     
GG Hearnedid not bat      
E O'Shaughnessydid not bat      
W Foord-Kelceydid not bat      
MC Kempdid not bat      
G Collinsdid not bat      
F Hearnedid not bat      
JI Pattersondid not bat      
J Woottondid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(2 wickets, 41.3 overs)80
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-67
Gentlemen of England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Steel21   10281--
Cottrell7   2120--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> GG Hearne reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gentlemen of England second innings

CT Studd was down to play for the Gentlemen but could not appear and E Lytelton filled the vacancy but did not arrive in time to bat