South v North
Other First-Class matches in England 1879
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 17th, 18th July 1879 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossSouth won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorth won by 9 wickets
UmpiresR Humphrey, W Martingell
Close of play day 1North (1) 111/4 (Lockwood 20*, Bates 19*)

South first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Gracec Barlow b Morley21     
AP Lucasc Shaw b Morley9     
J Shuterc Oscroft b Morley4     
GF Gracec and b Bates12     
E Lytteltonst Pinder b Bates5     
WE Midwinterc Ulyett b Bates3     
HG Tylecoteb Morley1     
G Strachanb Bates0     
GF Vernonst Pinder b Bates4     
+EW Pooleyc Hornby b Morley5     
E Blamiresnot out8     
Extras(5 b)5
Total(all out, 94.3 overs)77
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-27, 3-34, 4-44, 5-47, 6-52, 7-54, 8-59, 9-69, 10-77 (94.3 ov)
North bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shaw21   12180--
Morley47   33365--

North first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AN Hornbyc GF Grace b Tylecote20     
RG Barlowc WG Grace b Blamires21     
G Ulyettb Blamires29     
W Oscroftc Pooley b Midwinter0     
E Lockwoodc WG Grace b GF Grace21     
W Batesc GF Grace b Midwinter19     
VPFA Roylec Pooley b Midwinter3     
T Emmettc Strachan b Midwinter2     
A Shawnot out14     
+G Pinderc and b Midwinter0     
F Morleyc Vernon b Midwinter0     
Extras(2 b, 3 lb)5
Total(all out, 123.3 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-69, 3-72, 4-72, 5-111, 6-115, 7-115, 8-134, 9-134, 10-134 (123.3 ov)
South bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tylecote30   9411--
WG Grace27   14320--
Blamires22   10242--
GF Grace13   7101--

South second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AP Lucasb Shaw0     
J Shuterc Hornby b Morley8     
GF Gracec Royle b Morley3     
WE Midwinterb Bates7     
WG Gracec and b Bates41     
E Lytteltonc Pinder b Bates3     
HG Tylecotec Oscroft b Morley6     
G Strachanc Hornby b Bates15     
GF Vernonb Bates1     
+EW Pooleyc and b Morley2     
E Blamiresnot out0     
Extras(13 b, 2 lb)15
Total(all out, 122 overs)101
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-7, 3-13, 4-33, 5-45, 6-?, 7-92, 8-98, 9-99, 10-101 (122 ov)
North bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shaw32   20171--
Morley49   24444--
Bates41   24255--

North second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Ulyettb Midwinter16     
RG Barlownot out15     
W Oscroftnot out15     
*AN Hornbydid not bat      
E Lockwooddid not bat      
W Batesdid not bat      
VPFA Royledid not bat      
T Emmettdid not bat      
A Shawdid not bat      
+G Pinderdid not bat      
F Morleydid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 37.2 overs)46
Fall of wickets:
1-25 (Ulyett)
South bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WG Grace7   1170--
Midwinter19   7171--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> AN Hornby (1) passed 5500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 6
--> A Shaw (1) passed 4500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 3
--> W Bates reached 150 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the South first innings
--> WE Midwinter reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the North first innings
--> W Bates reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the South second innings