Lancashire v Surrey
County Match 1885
VenueAigburth, Liverpool on 16th, 17th, 18th July 1885 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJTBD Platts, J Rowbotham
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 186/8 (Briggs 81*, Watson 14*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (2) 213/5 (Diver 26*, Bowden 14*; 138 overs)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Abelc Yates b Barlow4     
*J Shuterc Hornby b Barlow57     
KJ Keyc and b Barlow14     
+WW Readlbw b Watson0     
WE Rollerc and b Watson5     
EJ Diverb Watson8     
MP Bowdenc Hornby b Watson10     
GA Lohmannb Barlow4     
J Beaumontst Pilling b Steel3     
CE Hornerb Barlow8     
ED Barrattnot out0     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(all out, 77.1 overs)117
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-39, 3-40, 4-50, 5-62, 6-84, 7-92, 8-107, 9-117, 10-117 (77.1 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Watson36   14634--
Steel3   211--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Leachb Lohmann1     
RG Barlowc Key b Lohmann10     
AG Steelc Abel b Roller38     
J Briggsst +Bowden b Read186     
*AN Hornbyc Lohmann b Horner1     
H Ecclesc Bowden b Beaumont14     
OP Lancashirec Beaumont b Barratt16     
G Yatesc Read b Lohmann10     
GE Jowettc Read b Beaumont0     
A Watsonc Key b Beaumont19     
+R Pillingnot out61     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 129 overs)364
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-28, 3-59, 4-60, 5-82, 6-133, 7-163, 8-163, 9-191, 10-364 (129 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Beaumont37   15743--
Lohmann33   41043--
Horner26   9671--
Roller8   2261--
Barratt11   0401--
Read4   1141--
Abel4   0180--
Key6   2130--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Abelc and b Steel24     
*J Shuterb Watson54     
KJ Keyc Eccles b Briggs17     
+WW Readc and b Briggs51     
WE Rollerc Barlow b Briggs11     
EJ Divernot out26     
MP Bowdennot out14     
GA Lohmanndid not bat      
J Beaumontdid not bat      
CE Hornerdid not bat      
ED Barrattdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 6 lb)16
Total(5 wickets, 138 overs)213
Fall of wickets:
1-52, 2-73, 3-123, 4-148, 5-183
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Watson41   19511--
Barlow25   7550--
Steel26   12211--
Briggs44   20613--
Jowett2   090--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> Day 2 Lunch: Lancashire (1) ?/?
--> H Eccles made his debut in First-Class matches
--> G Yates made his debut in First-Class matches
--> WE Leach made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> J Briggs (1) passed his previous highest score of 121 in First-Class matches
--> J Briggs (1) passed 3000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 151
--> WW Read (2) passed 8000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 4
--> A Watson reached 800 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Surrey first innings
--> RG Barlow reached 650 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Surrey first innings
--> GE Jowett was no-balled for throwing in the Surrey second innings (by JTBD Platts)