Gentlemen of the South v Players of the South
Other First-Class matches in England 1872
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 27th, 28th June 1872 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossPlayers of the South won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGentlemen of the South won by 3 wickets
UmpiresG Griffith, T Humphrey
Close of play day 1Gentlemen of the South (1) 45/5 (Turner 15*, Thornton 0*)

Players of the South first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Juppc Butler b Absolom12     
R Humphreyc Absolom b Butler8     
T Hearneb Butler10     
HRJ Charlwoodc Strachan b Ridley20     
+EW Pooleyc Butler b Absolom0     
J Lillywhiteb Absolom15     
F Silcockc Yardley b Absolom25     
AA Reedc Absolom b Ridley0     
R Filleryc and b Absolom23     
J Southertonlbw b Ridley27     
WG Martennot out4     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb, 5 w)10
Total(all out, 111.1 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-34, 3-34, 4-34, 5-70, 6-70, 7-70, 8-114, 9-132, 10-154 (111.1 ov)
Gentlemen of the South bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Absolom52   24695--
Butler20   92821-
GF Grace4   130--
Strachan13   4220--
Thornton2   1304-

Gentlemen of the South first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Gracec Southerton b Lillywhite9     
+M Turnerb Silcock25     
FER Fryerrun out1     
W Yardleyc Humphrey b Lillywhite10     
GF Gracest Pooley b Lillywhite6     
ID Walkerc Southerton b Lillywhite0     
CI Thorntonc Jupp b Silcock63     
AW Ridleynot out21     
G Strachanc Fillery b Southerton33     
SE Butlerc Charlwood b Southerton10     
CA Absolomc Jupp b Southerton0     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(all out, 120 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-12, 3-33, 4-42, 5-42, 6-113, 7-121, 8-171, 9-181, 10-182 (120 ov)
Players of the South bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillywhite52   28534--
Southerton50   18883--
Silcock18   7372--

Players of the South second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Juppb Thornton5     
R Humphreyc WG Grace b Butler14     
T Hearnest Turner b Ridley40     
HRJ Charlwoodb Ridley20     
+EW Pooleyb Butler3     
F Silcockc and b Ridley1     
J Lillywhiteb Ridley5     
AA Reednot out10     
R Filleryc Butler b Absolom5     
J Southertonst Turner b Ridley1     
WG Martenc WG Grace b Ridley0     
Extras(2 lb, 2 w)4
Total(all out, 63.1 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-49, 3-61, 4-70, 5-75, 6-82, 7-94, 8-107, 9-108, 10-108 (63.1 ov)
Gentlemen of the South bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Absolom18   6371--
Butler14   52422-
Thornton11   7201--

Gentlemen of the South second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ID Walkerc Humphrey b Southerton4     
CA Absolomc Humphrey b Lillywhite25     
W Yardleyc Charlwood b Silcock20     
SE Butlerc Humphrey b Lillywhite1     
CI Thorntonc Silcock b Lillywhite4     
AW Ridleynot out11     
WG Graceb Lillywhite0     
GF Gracec Humphrey b Silcock11     
+M Turnernot out1     
FER Fryerdid not bat      
G Strachandid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(7 wickets, 33 overs)81
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-35, 3-43, 4-48, 5-58, 6-58, 7-73
Players of the South bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillywhite17   8244--
Southerton3   0231--
Silcock13   4302--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> AW Ridley (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in First-Class matches
--> W Yardley (2) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 5
--> AW Ridley achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Players of the South second innings (previous best was 6-80)