Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1885
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 2nd, 3rd, 4th July 1885 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossPlayers won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresED Barratt, H Jupp
Close of play day 1Gentlemen (1) 17/1 (Grace 8*, Newham 5*)
Close of play day 2Gentlemen (2) 149/3 (Read 66*, Pullen 0*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Gunnb Toppin93     
WH Scottonc Kemp b Christopherson8     
G Ulyettc Grace b Horner17     
W Barnesb Horner15     
*A Shrewsburyc and b Page64     
JM Readb Toppin3     
W Batesc Horner b Toppin7     
J Briggsc and b Christopherson85     
W Flowersc Kemp b Grace36     
+M Sherwinrun out6     
E Peatenot out4     
Extras(11 b, 3 lb)14
Total(all out, 176.3 overs)352
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-76, 3-110, 4-152, 5-156, 6-166, 7-284, 8-325, 9-344, 10-352 (176.3 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Christopherson34   13502--
Toppin47   13933--
Horner48   20872--
Page15   1491--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Graceb Barnes22     
JH Brainb Peate0     
W Newhamc Flowers b Peate28     
WW Readc Bates b Peate1     
WWF Pullenc Ulyett b Peate27     
KJ Keyc Scotton b Flowers49     
HV Pagec Sherwin b Flowers11     
+MC Kempb Flowers2     
C Toppinb Flowers15     
S Christophersonc Sherwin b Flowers11     
CE Hornernot out0     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 140 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-34, 3-35, 4-79, 5-90, 6-101, 7-103, 8-133, 9-149, 10-172 (140 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Peate68   42654--
Barnes27   12501--
Flowers45   28515--

Gentlemen second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Graceb Flowers76     
JH Brainc Sherwin b Flowers2     
W Newhamc Shrewsbury b Peate1     
WW Readc Barnes b Flowers159     
WWF Pullenc Sherwin b Barnes22     
KJ Keyc Sherwin b Barnes6     
HV Pagec Bates b Peate3     
+MC Kempnot out60     
C Toppinb Flowers11     
S Christophersonrun out21     
CE Hornerrun out2     
Extras(7 b, 1 lb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 212.3 overs)372
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-13, 3-148, 4-207, 5-237, 6-244, 7-306, 8-318, 9-359, 10-372 (212.3 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barnes37   16552--
Flowers72   291174--
Bates16   8240--
Briggs20   8390--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Gunnc Kemp b Horner4     
WH Scottonc Kemp b Grace8     
G Ulyettb Grace36     
W Barnesc Kemp b Grace18     
*A Shrewsburynot out34     
JM Readc Brain b Christopherson45     
W Batesdid not bat      
J Briggsdid not bat      
W Flowersdid not bat      
+M Sherwindid not bat      
E Peatedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(5 wickets, 92.3 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-34, 3-57, 4-68, 5-148 (92.3 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grace28   13483--
Toppin5   0180--
Horner34   10331--
Page3   0170--

--> W Gunn (2) passed 3500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 4
--> E Peate reached 950 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gentlemen second innings