Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1881
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 8th, 9th, 10th August 1881 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossPlayers won the toss and decided to bat
ResultPlayers won by 1 run
UmpiresC Payne, H Stubberfield
Close of play day 1Gentlemen (1) 12/1 (Pearson 0*, Trevor 5*)
Close of play day 2Players (2) 45/4 (Selby 7*, Bates 10*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Ulyettb Appleby0     
A Shrewsburyb Appleby14     
W Barnesb Bettesworth36     
J Selbyc Tylecote b Appleby12     
RG Barlownot out54     
W Batesc Whitfeld b Appleby50     
T Emmettb Appleby0     
HRJ Charlwoodrun out3     
+A Paynest Tylecote b Steel0     
*A Shawb Steel18     
F Morleyb Appleby13     
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 134.1 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-43, 3-63, 4-65, 5-134, 6-136, 7-145, 8-145, 9-171, 10-204 (134.1 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bettesworth41   25401--
Steel32   11542--
Lucas10   4140--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TS Pearsonst Payne b Bates24     
RT Ellisb Bates8     
AH Trevorb Bates12     
H Whitfeldnot out34     
AG Steelb Bates0     
GF Vernonb Morley13     
*AN Hornbyb Barnes69     
+EFS Tylecotec Payne b Barnes4     
MP Lucasc Barnes b Bates20     
WA Bettesworthc Emmett b Barnes4     
A Applebyc Emmett b Barnes8     
Extras(8 b)8
Total(all out, 118 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-28, 3-47, 4-47, 5-60, 6-150, 7-160, 8-187, 9-193, 10-204 (118 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bates39   12735--
Morley26   10281--
Shaw7   2140--
Emmett5   1170--
Barnes28   12364--
Barlow13   2280--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Ulyettb Steel14     
RG Barlowc Appleby b Steel9     
A Shrewsburyb Appleby0     
W Barnesc Steel b Appleby5     
J Selbyc Tylecote b Steel46     
W Batesst Tylecote b Bettesworth23     
T Emmettb Steel3     
HRJ Charlwoodc Bettesworth b Steel0     
+A Payneb Steel1     
*A Shawnot out8     
F Morleyc Vernon b Steel2     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 101 overs)112
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-22, 3-24, 4-32, 5-86, 6-89, 7-91, 8-99, 9-108, 10-112 (101 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Appleby30   17352--
Bettesworth20   8221--
Steel51   26547--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TS Pearsonb Shaw34     
AG Steelb Shaw22     
MP Lucasc Payne b Shaw10     
AH Trevorb Emmett4     
GF Vernonb Shaw4     
+EFS Tylecotelbw b Shaw0     
H Whitfeldb Bates4     
*AN Hornbyc and b Bates15     
RT Ellisc Selby b Bates0     
WA Bettesworthnot out5     
A Applebyc and b Shaw3     
Extras(7 b, 2 lb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 96.1 overs)111
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-64, 3-69, 4-78, 5-78, 6-78, 7-99, 8-99, 9-108, 10-111 (96.1 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bates27   17163--
Morley5   3100--
Emmett19   8261--
Barnes14   7130--
Barlow5   2170--

--> H Whitfeld (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 18
--> AG Steel reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Players second innings
--> AG Steel reached 450 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Players second innings