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First official County Championship match played on this day in 1890

On 12 May 1890, the first ever official Cricket County championship match was played between Gloucestershire and Yorkshire at Bristol. Yorkshire went on to win the match by 8 wickets.

All-rounder George Ulyett scored the first century in the tournament. He scored 107 runs.

George Ulyett107 runs,.
George Ulyett. Pic Courtesy: Pageant of Cricket by David Frith

We give you the full scorecard and details of this historic cricket match below.


Gloucestershire first innings

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

*WG Grace

c Hall b Whitehead

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

EM Grace

c Hawke b Whitwell

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

OG Radcliffe

c Frank b Peel

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

J Cranston

st Hunter b Wainwright

101

 

 

 

 

 

 

F Townsend

b Whitehead

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

HH Francis

b Wainwright

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

JR Painter

b Wainwright

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

RW Rice

not out

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

FG Roberts

run out

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

+JA Bush

c Brown b Wainwright

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH Greenway

b Whitwell

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

(all out, 123.2 overs)

194

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall of wickets:

 

 

1-0, 2-27, 3-54, 4-58, 5-171, 6-182, 7-183, 8-188, 9-194, 10-194 (123.2 ov)

 

 

 

Yorkshire bowling

  Overs

  Mdns

  Runs

  Wkts

  Wides

  No-Balls

Peel

33   

9

51

1

-

-

Whitwell

34.2

12

67

2

-

-

Wainwright

21   

8

37

4

-

-

Whitehead

21   

15

13

2

-

-

Ulyett

9   

1

18

0

-

-

Brown

5   

2

8

0

-

-


Yorkshire first innings

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

L Hall

lbw b WG Grace

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

G Ulyett

c Painter b Roberts

107

 

 

 

 

 

 

F Lee

c and b EM Grace

67

 

 

 

 

 

 

RW Frank

st +Francis b WG Grace

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

R Peel

b EM Grace

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

E Wainwright

b Roberts

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Lord Hawke

c sub b Greenway

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

JT Brown

c WG Grace b Radcliffe

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

WF Whitwell

c Radcliffe b Roberts

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

L Whitehead

not out

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

+D Hunter

c and b EM Grace

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

(4 b, 7 lb)

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

(all out, 151.4 overs)

330

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall of wickets:

 

 

1-24, 2-159, 3-182, 4-229, 5-237, 6-242, 7-272, 8-272, 9-321, 10-330 (151.4 ov)

 

 

 

Gloucestershire bowling

  Overs

  Mdns

  Runs

  Wkts

  Wides

  No-Balls

Greenway

34   

12

80

1

-

-

Roberts

51   

21

85

3

-

-

WG Grace

26   

10

53

2

-

-

Radcliffe

12   

2

32

1

-

-

Painter

3   

1

8

0

-

-

Townsend

1   

0

2

0

-

-

EM Grace

24.4

4

59

3

-

-


Gloucestershire second innings

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

*WG Grace

b Peel

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

JR Painter

c Wainwright b Peel

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

OG Radcliffe

c Brown b Peel

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

F Townsend

run out

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

RW Rice

b Whitehead

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

HH Francis

not out

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

J Cranston

c and b Whitehead

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

EM Grace

lbw b Whitehead

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

FG Roberts

c Hall b Peel

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

+JA Bush

c Wainwright b Whitwell

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH Greenway

c Lee b Wainwright

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

(1 lb)

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

(all out, 86.2 overs)

178

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall of wickets:

 

 

1-40, 2-47, 3-61, 4-118, 5-132, 6-140, 7-150, 8-150, 9-175, 10-178 (86.2 ov)

 

 

 

Yorkshire bowling

  Overs

  Mdns

  Runs

  Wkts

  Wides

  No-Balls

Peel

37   

11

76

4

-

-

Whitwell

12   

5

16

1

-

-

Wainwright

6.2

1

23

1

-

-

Whitehead

28   

9

56

3

-

-

Ulyett

3   

0

6

0

-

-


Yorkshire second innings

  Runs

  Balls

  Mins

  4s

  6s

L Hall

not out

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Lord Hawke

b Greenway

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

RW Frank

b Radcliffe

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

F Lee

not out

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

G Ulyett

did not bat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R Peel

did not bat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E Wainwright

did not bat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JT Brown

did not bat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WF Whitwell

did not bat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L Whitehead

did not bat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+D Hunter

did not bat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

(1 b)

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

(2 wickets, 18.3 overs)

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall of wickets:

 

 

1-0, 2-39

 

 

 

Gloucestershire bowling

  Overs

  Mdns

  Runs

  Wkts

  Wides

  No-Balls

Greenway

4   

1

19

1

-

-

Roberts

6   

1

12

0

-

-

WG Grace

5.3

3

7

0

-

-

Radcliffe

3   

1

4

1

-

-

 

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