Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1931
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 10th, 11th, 12th June 1931 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossPlayers won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJ Hardstaff, HI Young
Close of play day 1Players (1) 193/0 (Hobbs 101*, Sutcliffe 85*)
Close of play day 2Gentlemen (1) 155/5 (Case 28*, Fender 19*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JB Hobbslbw b Allom110     
H Sutcliffest Machin b Palmer120     
D Smithb Morkel16     
AJW Croomc Foster b Palmer0     
M Leylandc Machin b Allom20     
AW Wellardc Jardine b Morkel16     
H Verityc Jardine b Foster12     
+EWJ Brooksc Machin b Allom5     
JH Mayerb Allom7     
TB Mitchellrun out3     
WE Bowesnot out4     
Extras(8 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)16
Total(all out, 96.3 overs)329
Fall of wickets:
1-203, 2-250, 3-252, 4-256, 5-274, 6-300, 7-308, 8-316, 9-322, 10-329 (96.3 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Foster27   3831--
Palmer16   1612--
Morkel18   3712--
Wyatt9   1290--
Fender3   0140--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RES Wyattc Brooks b Mitchell9     
BW Honeb Wellard10     
DR Jardineb Wellard56     
JH Parsonsc and b Mayer33     
CCC Casec Wellard b Bowes37     
DPB Morkelb Bowes3     
*PGH Fenderc Mayer b Wellard26     
DG Fosterb Wellard6     
MJC Allomc Mitchell b Wellard7     
+RS Machinc Verity b Bowes7     
HJ Palmernot out4     
Extras(6 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 77.4 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-34, 3-97, 4-120, 5-132, 6-177, 7-187, 8-187, 9-197, 10-205 (77.4 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mayer12   3311--
Mitchell12   1381--
Bowes23   6553--
Verity14   2290--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JB Hobbsc Machin b Palmer31     
H Sutcliffeb Palmer36     
D Smithc and b Fender24     
M Leylandnot out37     
AW Wellardnot out6     
AJW Croomdid not bat      
H Veritydid not bat      
+EWJ Brooksdid not bat      
JH Mayerdid not bat      
TB Mitchelldid not bat      
WE Bowesdid not bat      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(3 wickets, declared, 39 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-83, 3-126
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Allom9   1310--
Foster8   2330--
Palmer13   1442--
Morkel6   0170--
Fender3   091--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RES Wyattc Verity b Bowes16     
BW Honec Bowes b Wellard12     
DR Jardinenot out46     
CCC Casec Brooks b Mayer6     
JH Parsonsnot out10     
DPB Morkeldid not bat      
*PGH Fenderdid not bat      
DG Fosterdid not bat      
MJC Allomdid not bat      
+RS Machindid not bat      
HJ Palmerdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)4
Total(3 wickets, 45 overs)94
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-40, 3-62
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mayer10   2171--
Wellard10   2291--
Mitchell11   3150--
Bowes9   4151--
Verity5   0140--

--> AW Wellard reached 200 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Gentlemen first innings