Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1904
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 7th, 8th, 9th July 1904 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultGentlemen won by an innings and 39 runs
UmpiresVA Titchmarsh, JE West
Close of play day 1Players (1) 353/5 (Lilley 23*)
Close of play day 2Gentlemen (1) 357/6 (Murdoch 58*, Hunt 41*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TW Haywardb Hunt203     
FL Bowleyb Bosanquet18     
EG Hayesc Ranjitsinhji b Bosanquet11     
WG Quaifec Payne b Sheppard48     
FC Hollandc Steel b Napier24     
*+AFA Lilleyb Hunt27     
WS Leesc Bosanquet b Hunt0     
AE Trottc Sheppard b Napier5     
JT Hearnec Steel b Napier0     
S Hargreavec Sheppard b Napier0     
TG Wassnot out0     
Extras(21 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)26
Total(all out, 89.4 overs)362
Fall of wickets:
1-52, 2-70, 3-189, 4-253, 5-353, 6-353, 7-358, 8-358, 9-362, 10-362 (89.4 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
GW Beldam14   4370--
Bosanquet20   1972--
Hunt14   2523--
Steel10   1390--
Sheppard4   0231--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EA Beldamc Hargreave b Wass30     
WH Kingstonb Hargreave5     
*KS Ranjitsinhjic Hayes b Wass4     
BJT Bosanquetc Hayward b Lees145     
EE Steelc Hayes b Wass62     
WL Murdochc and b Trott140     
RA Sheppardb Lees1     
JHS Huntst +Hayes b Hargreave128     
LV Harperb Hargreave0     
+MW Paynenot out24     
GG Napierc Hearne b Trott13     
Extras(19 b, 4 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)26
Total(all out, 175.5 overs)578
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-19, 3-91, 4-232, 5-268, 6-270, 7-519, 8-524, 9-541, 10-578 (175.5 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wass48   61643-1
Hargreave38   911531-
Lees32   7752-1
Hearne24   0810--
Hayes7   0250--
Quaife8   0340--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TW Haywardc EA Beldam b Napier13     
FL Bowleyc Murdoch b Hunt19     
EG Hayesc Payne b Napier19     
WG Quaifelbw b Bosanquet11     
FC Hollandc Hunt b Steel13     
*+AFA Lilleyb Bosanquet8     
WS Leesc and b Bosanquet21     
AE Trottc Sheppard b Bosanquet44     
JT Hearneb Bosanquet12     
S Hargreavenot out0     
TG Wassc EA Beldam b Bosanquet6     
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(all out, 50.3 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-51, 3-57, 4-80, 5-84, 6-108, 7-121, 8-166, 9-172, 10-177 (50.3 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hunt10   2271--
Napier13   5362--
Steel12   1431-1

--> Gentlemen full substitute: LV Harper for GW Beldam (Harper allowed to replace Beldam who was ill)
--> Gentlemen full substitute: WL Murdoch for PF Warner (Murdoch allowed to replace Warner who was ill)
--> WH Kingston made his debut in First-Class matches
--> EE Steel made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> BJT Bosanquet (1) passed his previous highest score of 139 in First-Class matches
--> JHS Hunt (1) passed his previous highest score of 66 in First-Class matches
--> JHS Hunt (1) made his first century in First-Class matches
--> JHS Hunt (1) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 20
--> WS Lees reached 500 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gentlemen first innings
--> BJT Bosanquet reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Players second innings

Hayward's 203 took 225 minutes and included 23 fours. Bosanquet's 145 took 210 minutes and included 2 fives and 15 fours. Murdoch's 140 took 240 minutes and included 10 fours. Hunt's 128 took 240 minutes and included 12 fours