Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1912
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 11th, 12th, 13th July 1912 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGentlemen won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresAJ Atfield, JB Hide
Close of play day 1Gentlemen (1) 355/7 (Robinson 30*)
Close of play day 2Players (1) 378 all out

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*CB Fryc Rhodes b Relf101 190   
RH Spoonerc Hearne b Dean73     
AP Dayc Relf b Hitch73     
AJ Evansb Hitch26     
Maharaja of Nawanagarb Hearne24     
GL Jessopc Gunn b Hitch5     
FR Fosterb Hitch0     
+DC Robinsonc Smith b Hearne36     
HL Simmsc Smith b Hearne0     
WT Greswellb Dean5     
DW Carrnot out0     
Extras(17 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)23
Total(all out, 120.2 overs)366
Fall of wickets:
1-133, 2-227, 3-283, 4-294, 5-302, 6-306, 7-355, 8-355, 9-366, 10-366 (120.2 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dean27   8502--
Hitch25   21194-3
Relf32   10721--
Tarrant24   3570--
Hayes2   050--

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*W Rhodesc Foster b Simms39     
JB Hobbsb Foster0     
EG Hayesc Simms b Carr38     
CP Meadb Foster3     
FA Tarrantlbw b Greswell76     
JW Hearnenot out123 22017- 
JR Gunnlbw b Carr21     
AE Relfc Day b Greswell14     
+EJ Smithlbw b Greswell11     
JW Hitchb Greswell7     
H Deanst Robinson b Carr9     
Extras(25 b, 9 lb, 3 nb)37
Total(all out, 110 overs)378
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-71, 3-93, 4-104, 5-210, 6-277, 7-306, 8-329, 9-361, 10-378 (110 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Foster27   12572-3
Evans15   5430--
Simms10   1521--
Greswell24   6604--
Carr29   61063--
Day5   0230--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*CB Fryb Relf12     
RH Spoonerc Smith b Tarrant48     
AP Dayb Dean15     
AJ Evansnot out64     
Maharaja of Nawanagarc and b Hearne42     
GL Jessopc Relf b Tarrant41     
FR Fosterc Hitch b Tarrant4     
+DC Robinsonc Hobbs b Hayes3     
HL Simmsdid not bat      
WT Greswelldid not bat      
DW Carrdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 3 lb, 6 nb)16
Total(7 wickets, declared, 73.5 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-72, 3-80, 4-164, 5-227, 6-232, 7-245 (73.5 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Relf19   10371--
Hitch19   3730-6
Dean12   5361--
Tarrant13   3483--
Hearne6   0251--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*W Rhodesc Robinson b Simms15     
JB Hobbsc Greswell b Simms54     
EG Hayesc Nawanagar b Carr31     
CP Meadc Robinson b Evans18     
FA Tarrantc Nawanagar b Carr1     
JW Hearnenot out12     
JR Gunnnot out1     
AE Relfdid not bat      
+EJ Smithdid not bat      
JW Hitchdid not bat      
H Deandid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(5 wickets, 36 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-72, 2-73, 3-121, 4-121, 5-131
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Foster5   1240--
Greswell4   0430--
Day6   490--
Simms8   1252--
Carr7   1202--
Evans6   1111--

--> AP Day (1) passed 5000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 31
--> JW Hearne (1) passed 4500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 79
--> JW Hitch (1) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 7
--> AJ Evans (2) passed 1500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 10
--> JB Hobbs (2) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches for the season when he reached 48
--> H Dean reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gentlemen first innings
--> WT Greswell reached 200 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Players first innings
--> HL Simms reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Players second innings

Hearne's 123* also included 1 five