Surrey v London County
Other First-Class matches in England 1900
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 16th, 17th, 18th April 1900 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by an innings and 34 runs
UmpiresW Hearn, WAJ West
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 131/3 (Abel 54*, Hayward 35*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (1) 255/7 (Hayward 116*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Abelc Trott b WG Grace sen65     
W Brockwelllbw b Trott24     
EG Hayesc Braund b Trott15     
WH Lockwoodb Trott1     
TW Haywardnot out120     
FP Knoxb WG Grace sen0     
VFS Crawfordc Board b Trott7     
*DLA Jephsonc Townsend b Trott23     
WS Leesc Braund b Trott0     
+H Woodb Smith6     
T Richardsonb Trott28     
Extras(2 b, 3 lb)5
Total(all out, 117 overs)294
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-?, 3-76, 4-166, 5-166, 6-191, 7-255, 8-?, 9-?, 10-294 (117 ov)
London County bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trott59   221227--
Jessop12   4230--
Smith25   9741--
WG Grace sen10   1332--
Townsend8   1340--
WG Grace jun3   230--

London County first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Grace senc Wood b Lockwood15     
CB Fryc Richardson b Knox58     
LC Braundc Hayes b Knox2     
CL Townsendb Brockwell5     
GL Jessopc Hayward b Brockwell20     
AE Trottb Brockwell2     
SM Tindallb Brockwell0     
WG Grace junst Wood b Knox0     
H Wrathallb Brockwell6     
WC Smithnot out13     
+JH Boardrun out7     
Total(all out, 56.3 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-128 (56.3 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Richardson11   3260--
Lockwood11   3181--
Knox17   3493--

London County second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Grace senc Hayward b Knox1     
CB Fryb Lees51     
LC Braundb Hayward5     
CL Townsendc Brockwell b Lockwood28     
GL Jessopb Hayward1     
AE Trottnot out10     
SM Tindallb Lees16     
WG Grace junc Hayes b Lockwood4     
H Wrathallb Lockwood0     
WC Smithb Lockwood0     
+JH Boardb Lockwood11     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb)5
Total(all out, 42 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-?, 3-66, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-132 (42 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Richardson5   0130--
Lockwood8   385--
Brockwell6   0140--
Knox6   3141--
Lees10   1372--
Hayward7   1412--

--> WC Smith made his debut in First-Class matches

This, the opening match of the season, started on Easter Monday, but there were only two hours play on the first day and no play until half-past four on the second day due to rain. Hayward's 120 took 170 minutes and included 1 five and 16 fours. Surrey won with 5 minutes remaining