Somerset v Gloucestershire
County Match 1885
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 27th, 28th August 1885 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 9 wickets
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 227/7 (Griffiths 33*, Gregg 12*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FA Leeston-Smithc Brain b Grace37     
*E Sainsburylbw b Grace6     
OG Radcliffec Gregg b Grace1     
WN Roec Grace b Woof4     
JB Challenc Griffiths b Woof39     
HT Hewettb Woof0     
JE Traskc and b Woof4     
CE Winterc Gilbert b Grace0     
+FT Welmanc Woof b Grace5     
GT Mirehouseb Woof0     
EW Bastardnot out2     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(all out, 60 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-44, 3-49, 4-49, 5-59, 6-77, 7-77, 8-95, 9-103, 10-105 (60 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grace30   12605--
Woof30   17385--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracelbw b Winter36     
JH Brainc Welman b Bastard19     
F Townsendc Sainsbury b Winter38     
JR Painterb Winter0     
HV Pagec and b Roe20     
WR Gilbertc Winter b Mirehouse24     
EL Griffithsnot out40     
E Peakec Welman b Mirehouse33     
T Greggc Hewett b Bastard22     
+JA Bushb Bastard4     
WA Woofb Bastard4     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 120.3 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-68, 3-68, 4-111, 5-117, 6-152, 7-193, 8-234, 9-238, 10-242 (120.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mirehouse20   5482--
Winter27   17333--
Challen13   8240--
Roe16   8391--
Radcliffe6   240--
Sainsbury8   2180--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FA Leeston-Smithc Griffiths b Woof19     
*E Sainsburyc Gilbert b Woof1     
OG Radcliffest Bush b Woof3     
WN Roec Brain b Woof76     
JB Challenc Bush b Gilbert40     
HT Hewettb Townsend66     
JE Traskb Woof5     
CE Winterc Woof b Gilbert5     
+FT Welmanc Peake b Gilbert0     
GT Mirehousec Page b Woof3     
EW Bastardnot out10     
Extras(13 b, 2 lb, 3 w)18
Total(all out, 109.3 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-27, 3-31, 4-114, 5-183, 6-188, 7-211, 8-211, 9-220, 10-246 (109.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grace35   12690--
Woof45   18766--
Gregg6   540--
Page5   1250--
Gilbert18   4533--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Sainsbury b Roe22     
JH Brainnot out66     
JR Painternot out16     
F Townsenddid not bat      
HV Pagedid not bat      
WR Gilbertdid not bat      
EL Griffithsdid not bat      
E Peakedid not bat      
T Greggdid not bat      
+JA Bushdid not bat      
WA Woofdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(1 wicket, 35.3 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-62 (Grace)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mirehouse6   2160--
Winter7   4120--
Challen8   1240--
Roe4   1121--
Radcliffe2   080--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> FA Leeston-Smith made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> FA Leeston-Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in First-Class matches
--> EL Griffiths (1) passed his previous highest score of 28 in First-Class matches
--> CE Winter reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> WA Woof reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 6th wicket in the Somerset second innings