England Domestic Season, Hampshire XI v Marylebone Cricket Club at Alresford, Aug 7-10, 1797
Marylebone Cricket Club won by 113 runs
7,8,9,10 August 1797 (4-day match)
  Marylebone Cricket Club 1st innings R
G Leycester c Freemantle 0
C Lennox run out 0
J Tufton c Hale 22
Lord F Beauclerk not out 75
E Bligh b Clair 4
HJ Tufton b Clair 14
G Louch b Bennett 1
Earl of Winchilsea c May 11
T Mellish c Freemantle 6
C Cumberland b Taylor 0
Scott c May 7
Extras (b 7) 7
  Total (all out) 147

Fall of wickets Unknown

  Bowling W
  Clair 2
  John Bennett 1
  T Taylor 1
  Hampshire XI 1st innings R
J Small snr c †HJ Tufton 4
John Bennett b Beauclerk 1
R Purchase b Cumberland 4
J Small jnr c Leycester 12
T Taylor st †HJ Tufton 16
May run out 12
J Stewart b Cumberland 3
A Freemantle b Beauclerk 17
E Hale c J Tufton 2
Clair run out 5
Mundy not out 0
Extras (b 2) 2
  Total (all out) 78

Fall of wickets Unknown

  Bowling W
  C Cumberland 2
  Lord F Beauclerk 2
  Marylebone Cricket Club 2nd innings R
G Leycester lbw b ? 24
C Lennox b Purchase 4
J Tufton b Purchase 61
Lord F Beauclerk run out 43
E Bligh b Purchase 21
HJ Tufton b Purchase 19
G Louch b Purchase 3
Earl of Winchilsea c Freemantle 0
T Mellish c Hale 9
C Cumberland c Bennett 0
Scott not out 2
Extras (b 6) 6
  Total (all out) 192

Fall of wickets Unknown

  Bowling W
  R Purchase 5
  Hampshire XI 2nd innings (target: 262 runs) R
J Small snr b Beauclerk 2
John Bennett c Winchilsea 26
R Purchase not out 26
J Small jnr c †HJ Tufton 53
T Taylor st †HJ Tufton 0
May c †HJ Tufton 36
J Stewart b Cumberland 4
A Freemantle b Beauclerk 0
E Hale b Beauclerk 0
Clair b Cumberland 0
Mundy st †HJ Tufton 1
Extras 0
  Total (all out) 148

Fall of wickets Unknown

  Bowling W
  C Cumberland 2
  Lord F Beauclerk 3

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - Unknown
First-class debuts - John Bennett, Clair and May (Hampshire XI)
Umpires - Unknown
Close of play
  • Mon, 7 Aug - day 1 - unknown
  • Tue, 8 Aug - day 2 - unknown
  • Wed, 9 Aug - day 3 - unknown
  • Thu, 10 Aug - day 4 - Hampshire XI 2nd innings 148 - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Marylebone Cricket Club Captain not named
    • Hampshire XI Wicket-keeper not named
    • Hampshire XI Captain not named
    • Marylebone Cricket Club 1st innings: bowlers' runs conceded do not balance
    • Hampshire XI 1st innings: bowlers' runs conceded do not balance
    • Marylebone Cricket Club 2nd innings: bowlers' runs conceded do not balance
    • Hampshire XI 2nd innings: bowlers' runs conceded do not balance
    • Bennett appearing above is taken to be John Bennett. It is believed that his cousin James did not appear until 1798.
    • The Portsmouth Gazette gives Hampshire (1) byes 0, total 76; Hampshire (2) Bennett 16, total 138; margin 125 runs but the version in Britcher is preferred.
 
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