Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1885
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 6th, 7th July 1885 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossGentlemen won the toss and decided to bat
ResultPlayers won by 4 wickets
UmpiresFH Farrands, J West
Close of play day 1Players (1) 150/5 (Briggs 18*, Flowers 2*)

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Peate b Flowers6     
JH Brainc Sherwin b Peate0     
FM Lucasc Barnes b Peate89     
AG Steelc Sherwin b Barnes38     
WH Pattersonb Barnes0     
WE Rollerb Barnes0     
CW Wrightc Sherwin b Peate9     
+MC Kempnot out15     
HV Pagec Flowers b Peate0     
S Christophersonb Barnes3     
CE Hornerb Peate0     
Extras(5 b, 6 lb)11
Total(all out, 124.1 overs)171
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-122, 3-124, 4-128, 5-128, 6-146, 7-159, 8-161, 9-164, 10-171 (124.1 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Flowers24   12291--
Attewell27   12320--
Barnes38   18484--

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Halllbw b Grace8     
W Gunnc Page b Steel29     
G Ulyettb Christopherson28     
W Barnesc Patterson b Horner28     
*A Shrewsburyc Wright b Christopherson33     
J Briggsc Kemp b Grace21     
W Flowersc Brain b Roller16     
W Batesnot out13     
W Attewellb Roller0     
+M Sherwinb Roller3     
E Peateb Grace3     
Extras(5 b, 6 lb)11
Total(all out, 91.2 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-58, 3-66, 4-112, 5-142, 6-174, 7-176, 8-180, 9-186, 10-193 (91.2 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Christopherson24   4592--
Horner24   12411--
Steel9   2201--
Roller17   9223--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Graceb Barnes10     
WH Pattersonc Shrewsbury b Barnes9     
FM Lucasc Ulyett b Attewell31     
AG Steelb Barnes13     
JH Brainc Peate b Barnes0     
WE Rollerlbw b Barnes11     
CW Wrightc Ulyett b Attewell2     
+MC Kempc Sherwin b Barnes7     
HV Pagest Sherwin b Attewell0     
S Christophersonc and b Barnes12     
CE Hornernot out0     
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 71.1 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-31, 3-55, 4-63, 5-71, 6-82, 7-86, 8-86, 9-90, 10-98 (71.1 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Peate18   8210--
Attewell18   12163--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
W Batesb Roller6     
L Hallc Kemp b Roller8     
W Gunnc Kemp b Grace13     
G Ulyettc Christopherson b Roller4     
W Barnesc Wright b Christopherson12     
*A Shrewsburynot out12     
J Briggsb Christopherson12     
W Flowersnot out10     
W Attewelldid not bat      
+M Sherwindid not bat      
E Peatedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 w)3
Total(6 wickets, 47 overs)80
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-15, 3-27, 4-41, 5-51, 6-67
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Christopherson8   3182--
Grace14   6201--
Horner9   4200--
Roller16   8193--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> WG Grace reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Players first innings
--> W Barnes reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 5th wicket in the Gentlemen second innings