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Gentlemen of Ireland Cricket Tour of USA in 1892
by DreamCricket USA
Dec 08, 2009

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On their first tour of USA in 1879, the Gentlemen of Ireland were tied 1-1 in the two matches against the Gentlemen of Philadelphia, the strongest side in USA at that time.  The visitors lost twice to Philadelphia in 1888.  In September and October of 1892, Ireland visited USA for the third time, playing seven keenly contested matches in Boston, Lowell, New York, Baltimore and, in a clear indication of where the sport was most popular, three of the seven matches were against the Gentlemen of Philadelphia.

The visitors attracted tremendous media attention wherever they went and the stands were packed despite the late September chill. 

In DreamCricket.com's possession are hand-colored photographic images from the match at Germantown Cricket Club that are proof of the game's popularity - perhaps the first photos of cricket played in USA.  Until then, most illustrations were hand-drawn.

Gentlemen of Ireland vs Gentlemen of Philadelphia at Germantown Cricket Club, Manheim.

As had become de rigueur  for international matches,  spectator interest and media focus was centered on the match at the Livingston Field in Staten Island, home of the Staten Island Cricket Club, a ground that exists even today (the Randolph Walker Park); and the three matches in Philadelphia, which were played at the Germantown Cricket Club - a venue that was named a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Commenting on the first match at Philadelphia (the fourth in the series), Charles Blancke wrote in the Harper's: "If the reader has never witnessed an international match, I would advise him the first opportunity to visit the grounds of the Germantown Cricket Club at Manheim, when such a game is in progress.  No fair-minded man who has been privileged to witness an international cricket match at Manheim will deny that the game possesses certain elements of fascination."

Pic (Right): The rich watch the matches from their well appointed coaches

Blancke was eloquent in his description of the atmosphere: "Imagine a matchless square of velvety grass upon which the picked champions of two countries have met to defend the dignity of their national cricket. 

"Around the arena are congregated several thousands of eager, enthusiastic spectators, comprising people from almost every walk and rank of life, from the native-born millionaire on his perfectly appointed coach to the humble artisan who has sacrificed a day's wages in order to witness his favorite game."

The ground had opened its clubhouse the previous year when Lord Hawke's English side came visiting.  The clubhouse, which still stands today, was designed and built in 1891 by the internationally acclaimed architectural firm McKim, Mead and White.  When you look at the pictures of the Germantown Cricket Club ground, it is easy to see why it was, and according to those that play in Philadelphia, still remains, the most appropriate venue for test cricket in the country. 

Blancke wrote: "A stately club-house keeping silent guard over others less imposing in size but daintier in appearance, clusters of trees placed just where they will most enhance the scene, a graceful grand stand filled with the elite of the country, and a cultivated landscape dotted with charming villas, complete a picture of almost unrivalled variety and brightness."

Germantown Cricket Club built a wicket that was fit for Test cricket.  The clubhouse and the ground still exist today.

Describing the feverish excitement throughout the series, Blancke wrote: "The interest displayed in these matches by the sport-loving community of Philadelphia is general.  For weeks previous to the visit of a foreign team every scrap of information relative to the members thereof is eagerly sought after."

Writing that the crowd of several thousands was eminently orderly, Blancke spent some time discussing the women in attendance.  "Some affect the game because they are members of the ladies' auxiliary branch of the local cricket club; others have gained a smattering of the technical terms of the game, and like to air their knowledge with cries of "beautifully cut.""

The Germantown Cricket Club ground featured a scoreboard that few cricket grounds in USA can boast of even today.

The following paragraph on the importance of cricket exchanges is as accurate now as it was a century ago: "The visits of foreign elevens serve a double purpose:  they tend to popularize the sport, and they enable us to guage the progress made by our cricketers from year to year.  An international tournament between the picked men of America, Australia, and England would arouse unparalleled enthusiasm among our cricketers.  Such a series would enable us to find out exactly how we compare with the great elevens of the world, and even if we should be defeated, the opportunity afforded us to study the methods of the foreign experts would be incalculable advantage to us."

Then as now, a lot of effort went into organizing cricket matches.  "Few people can imagine the amount of forethought necessary to the successful management of such a  match," Blancke wrote.  There are a thousand and one things to be looked after that would probably never strike the mind of the average man, who is generally content to enjoy the provisions made for his comfort without giving himself any special concern as to the manner in which they were brought about."

The series itself proceeded in a predictable fashion and the toughest competition was in Philadelphia. 

In the first match against a Boston XV, the Irish team fielded twelve players but the travel-weary cricketers failed to fire against Boston's strong bowling duo - the Boston Globe journalist Ralph Cracknell who got 3 for 24 in the first innings and John Chambers who got 5 for 39.  With a score of just 84, there was no chance of a comeback.  In the second innings, Cracknell once again cracked the whip (7 for 18) and Chambers played second in command (4 for 23). Boston needed just 6 runs to win in the second innings which they managed without a loss.

In the second match against a combined side of Boston and Lowell, Ireland had a better tally posting 156 despite the hardships caused by Cracknell and Chambers.  But Archibald Penny of Ireland found form extracting 7 Bostonian wickets and causing a middle order collapse.  Boston and Lowell were gone for 74 and forced to follow-on whereupon George Green took 8 for 32 and causing the hosts to go down for 115.  Needing 34 to win, Ireland were made to struggle by Cracknell (4 for 16) and Chambers (2 for 17) but the visitors finished the chase with 5 wickets to spare.

From Boston, the Irish team proceeded to New York where they played against an All New York side at the Livingston Field on Staten Island.  Henry Tyers scored 91 against the confident Irish helping New York post a respectable 225 in the first innings.  William Thompson of the NJ Athletic Club, who took 4 for 39, breached the confidence of the visitors and they were all out for 187 despite Blayney Hamilton's heroic 80.  In the second innings, USA all-rounder John Lambkin got 58 and featured in a solid partnership with Tyers (29).  After Tyers fell, the New Yorkers collapsed with the score reading 164 but setting a respectable target of 203 thanks to the first innings lead.  Ernest Thompson (41) and Blayney Hamilton (39), both of Dublin University, were in good knick along with Francis Kilkelly contributing 37 lower down.  They helped Ireland reached the required 203 in a tight finish and amidst failing light.

Having won two in a row, the Irish cricketers proceeded to Manheim to play three matches against the Gentlemen of Philadelphia (GOP) featuring the likes of GS Patterson, Henry Baily and America's greatest cricketer ever - John 'Bart' King.   In Philadelphia, the Irish won one, lost one and drew the final match.

Pic (right): The clubhouse at Germantown Cricket Club - AL Church - 1893

In the first match on 23rd September 1892, Ireland chose to bat after winning the toss.  Bart King and Baily knocked the top order out with lightning speed.  Archibald Penny restored some order for Ireland with his 59 not out but with nobody giving company, Ireland could only muster 175.  (See the illustration freezing the scoreboard - the first such illustration still available).

In their chase, Philadelphia suffered at the hands of Blayney Hamilton and John Hynes conceding a nice first inning lead of 52.  Ireland added 239 in their second innings and chasing 291 was not an easy task for the home team despite the solid start given by GS Patterson (56) and a similar effort by H Crawford Coates (also 56).  The hosts managed 164 allowing the Irish a win by 127 runs.

Riding on a high, Ireland took a road-trip to Baltimore where they handed the hosts an innings defeat before heading back to Philadelphia.

In the second match against Philadelphia, the home team started poorly but fought brilliantly to get to 157.  It was now up to the bowling attack of Bart King and Baily and they did not disappoint with 8 wickets between them as they uprooted Ireland for 122.  In the second innings, Walter Scott (53) struck form and featured in a fifty run opening partnership with Edward Clark (29) as Philadelphia capitalized on that start and made 181.

Chasing 216, Ireland was up for the task as Blayney Hamilton was in superb form.   In fact, Blayney and Montiford Gavin withstood King and built up a 49 run partnership.   With wickets falling under pressure, it was up to the ninth wicket partnership between Irish wicket keeper William Vint and Archibald Penny to deny Philadelphia a victory.   The two nearly succeeded but after Vint (33) fell to Clark, Bart King triggered the celebrations as he removed the last man in and Philadelphia won against the visitors by 23 runs.  

The third match against Philadelphia, the last in the series, stuttered to a draw but Philadelphians had already proved that they were among the top teams in the world.  In the two decades that followed, Bart King continued to take Philadelphia to never-before-seen levels of respectability.

Match 1:  Gentlemen of Ireland vs Boston (5 Sept, 1892)

Result: Boston won by 14 wickets

Gentlemen of Ireland first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
JM Meldon c Pettit b Cracknell 0     - -  
ER Thompson b Chambers 9          
CL Johnson b Cracknell 3     - -  
BB Hamilton c Shepherdson b Cracknell 12          
TI Considine c and b Chambers 1     - -  
JW Hynes b Chambers 1     - -  
FF Kilkelly b G Wright 18          
MW Gavin b G Wright 21          
WF Thompson b Chambers 10          
GC Green b G Wright 2     - -  
AF Penny not out 1     - -  
+W Vint c Bixby b G Wright 1     - -  
Extras   5
Total (all out, 79.1 overs) 84
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-84 (79.1 ov)
Boston bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Cracknell 36    22 24 3 - -
Chambers 30    17 39 5 - -
G Wright 13.1 5 16 3 - -

Boston first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
J Howard run out 4       -  
Shepherdson b Hamilton 3     - -  
F Mort c Considine b Hamilton 2     - -  
L Mansfield run out 17          
T Pettit c Johnson b Meldon 31          
JI Chambers b Penny 10          
L Haughton c and b Penny 2     - -  
G Wright b Hamilton 21          
R Mudie run out 3     - -  
JW Dutton c Meldon b Hamilton 4       -  
R Cracknell b Hamilton 0     - -  
F Burges st Vint b Hamilton 2     - -  
S Wright c Johnson b Penny 10          
CL Bixby c Hynes b Penny 1     - -  
L Heys not out 0     - -  
Extras   10
Total (all out, 58.2 overs) 120
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-120 (58.2 ov)
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Hamilton 19    5 38 6 - -
Johnson 16    8 23 0 - -
Penny 10.2 2 24 4 - -
Meldon 2    1 6 1 - -
Considine 9    3 14 0 - -
Kilkelly 1    0 3 0 - -
Hynes 1    0 2 0 - -

Gentlemen of Ireland second innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
JM Meldon b Chambers 6          
ER Thompson b Chambers 3          
CL Johnson lbw b Cracknell 2          
BB Hamilton c S Wright b Cracknell 0          
TI Considine b Chambers 8          
JW Hynes c S Wright b Cracknell 4          
FF Kilkelly c Shepherdson b Cracknell 0          
MW Gavin c G Wright b Cracknell 12          
WF Thompson not out 5          
GC Green c Mansfield b Chambers 1          
AF Penny b Cracknell 0          
+W Vint b Cracknell 0          
Extras   0
Total (all out, 40.2 overs) 41
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-41 (40.2 ov)
Boston bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Cracknell 20.2 20 18 7 - -
Chambers 20    11 23 4 - -

Boston second innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
T Pettit not out 4          
L Heys not out 1          
J Howard did not bat  
Shepherdson did not bat  
F Mort did not bat  
L Mansfield did not bat  
JI Chambers did not bat  
L Haughton did not bat  
G Wright did not bat  
R Mudie did not bat  
JW Dutton did not bat  
R Cracknell did not bat  
F Burges did not bat  
S Wright did not bat  
CL Bixby did not bat  
Extras   1
Total (no wicket) 6


Match 2: Gentlemen of Ireland XII vs Boston and Lowell XIV at Lowell on 9th, 10th September 1892 (2-day match)

Result: Gentlemen of Ireland won by 5 wickets

Gentlemen of Ireland first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
*JM Meldon c Cracknell b Chambers 1          
+MW Gavin c Thorpe b Chambers 12          
CL Johnson b Cracknell 2          
JW Hynes c Priestley b Chambers 10          
BB Hamilton c Mudie b Thorpe 20          
FF Kilkelly b G Wright 6          
WF Thompson c Mudie b Chambers 10          
TI Considine b Thorpe 1          
ER Thompson c Bruce b G Wright 33          
AF Penny b Cracknell 26          
GC Green not out 12          
D Rutledge b Cracknell 1          
Extras   22
Total (all out, 81.4 overs) 156
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-156 (81.4 ov)
Boston and Lowell bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Chambers 36    3 71 4 - -
Cracknell 21.4 8 27 3 - -
G Wright 13    8 14 2 - -
Thorpe 11    3 22 2 - -

Boston and Lowell first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
J Thorpe c Meldon b Johnson 0          
J Smith lbw b Hamilton 3          
L Mansfield b Penny 32          
G Wright c Hamilton b Hynes 16          
JI Chambers c ER Thompson b Hynes 0          
L Haughton run out 1          
DJ Bruce c Hamilton b Penny 0          
R Mudie b Penny 3          
S Wright c Green b Penny 9          
J Priestley b Penny 2          
E Whitehouse b Penny 0          
R Cracknell b Penny 0          
JW Muir not out 3          
W Meiklejohn b [unknown] 1          
Extras   2
Total (all out) 74
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-74
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Johnson ? ? ? 1 - -
Hamilton ? ? ? 1 - -
Penny ? ? ? 7 - -
Hynes ? ? ? 2 - -
[unknown] ? ? ? 1 - -

Boston and Lowell second innings (following on) Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
J Thorpe c Johnson b Green 24          
L Mansfield b Penny 9          
J Smith c WF Thompson b Green 23          
DJ Bruce c Gavin b Meldon 0          
S Wright c ER Thompson b Meldon 3          
L Haughton c WF Thompson b Green 0          
G Wright c Johnson b Green 0          
JI Chambers c Kilkelly b Penny 13          
R Mudie b Green 8          
JW Muir c Considine b Green 4          
R Cracknell c ER Thompson b Green 13          
W Meiklejohn b Green 5          
E Whitehouse b Hamilton 0          
J Priestley not out 0          
Extras   13
Total (all out, 73.2 overs) 115
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-115 (73.2 ov)
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Penny 23    10 35 2 - -
Hamilton 9.2 5 14 1 - -
Johnson 3    1 8 0 - -
Meldon 17    13 13 2 - -
Green 21    8 32 8 - -

Gentlemen of Ireland second innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
ER Thompson b Cracknell 4          
BB Hamilton b Chambers 1          
TI Considine c Bruce b Cracknell 1          
FF Kilkelly c Smith b Cracknell 0          
AF Penny c Bruce b Chambers 2          
*JM Meldon b Cracknell 3          
CL Johnson not out 20          
+MW Gavin not out 2          
JW Hynes did not bat  
WF Thompson did not bat  
GC Green did not bat  
D Rutledge did not bat  
Extras   1
Total (6 wickets, 22 overs) 34
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?
Boston and Lowell bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Chambers 11    5 16 2 - -
Cracknell 11    4 17 4 - -

   

Match 3: Gentlemen of Ireland vs All New York, Livingston Field, Staten Island on 17th, 19th, 20th September 1892 (3-day match)    

Result: Gentlemen of Ireland won by 4 wickets

All New York first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
HE Jackson b Penny 36          
JH Lambkin b Johnson 5          
H Tyers b Hamilton 91          
WE Thompson b Penny 11          
HN Townsend b Penny 0          
MR Cobb b Hamilton 12          
+FJ Prendergast b Hamilton 2          
SH Barton c Vint b Hamilton 2          
HB Coyne b Penny 2          
*JL Pool lbw b Considine 32          
Wright not out 17          
Extras   15
Total (all out, 84 overs) 225
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-71, 3-?, 4-?, 5-130, 6-132, 7-?, 8-143, 9-?, 10-225 (84 ov)
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Johnson 9    1 29 1 - -
Hamilton 31    15 54 4 - -
Penny 24    7 55 4 - -
Hynes 4    0 22 0 - -
Kilkelly 4    1 15 0 - -
Meldon 5    0 13 0 - -
Green 4    0 12 0 - -
Considine 3    0 10 1 - -

Gentlemen of Ireland first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
+MW Gavin b Thompson 0          
W Vint b Pool 20          
GC Green c Prendergast b Thompson 0          
*JM Meldon lbw b Cobb 14          
BB Hamilton c Barton b Pool 80          
TI Considine c Tyers b Thompson 8          
CL Johnson b Thompson 7          
JW Hynes c Barton b Pool 20          
ER Thompson b Pool 8          
FF Kilkelly lbw b Townsend 5          
AF Penny not out 3          
Extras   22
Total (all out, 61 overs) 187
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-39, 4-39, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-187 (61 ov)
All New York bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Thompson 13    3 39 4 - -
Wright 12    2 33 0 - -
Tyers 9    5 8 0 - -
Cobb 7    4 22 1 - -
Pool 14    2 34 4 - -
Townsend 4    0 17 1 - -
Jackson 2    0 12 0 - -

All New York second innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
HE Jackson b Penny 0          
JH Lambkin b Green 58          
H Tyers b Penny 29          
WE Thompson c Johnson b Hamilton 11          
HN Townsend st Gavin b Hynes 13          
MR Cobb c Thompson b Penny 8          
+FJ Prendergast c Thompson b Penny 10          
SH Barton c Gavin b Penny 1          
HB Coyne not out 0          
*JL Pool lbw b Hamilton 17          
Wright c Hamilton b Hynes 4          
Extras   13
Total (all out, 66.3 overs) 164
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-25, 5-70, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-164 (66.3 ov)
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Hamilton 22.3 9 32 2 - -
Penny 15    1 53 5 - -
Hynes 8    0 24 2 - -
Kilkelly 5    2 6 0 - -
Meldon 11    4 17 0 - -
Green 5    1 19 1 - -

Gentlemen of Ireland second innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
*JM Meldon c Coyne b Pool 12          
ER Thompson c Thompson b Cobb 41          
JW Hynes b Wright 17          
BB Hamilton c Cobb b Townsend 39          
W Vint b Tyers 17          
+MW Gavin b Jackson 14          
FF Kilkelly not out 37          
AF Penny not out 10          
GC Green did not bat  
TI Considine did not bat  
CL Johnson did not bat  
Extras   16
Total (6 wickets, 72.2 overs) 203
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-48, 3-111, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?
All New York bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Thompson 12    3 36 0 - -
Wright 16    7 24 1 - -
Tyers 8    3 15 1 - -
Cobb 9.2 2 22 1 - -
Pool 15    2 51 1 - -
Townsend 8    1 26 1 - -
Jackson 4    2 13 1 - -



Match 4: Gentlemen of Ireland vs Gentlemen of Philadelphia, Germantown Cricket Club Ground, Manheim, Philadelphia on 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th September 1892 (4-day match)    

Result: Gentlemen of Ireland won by 127 runs

Gentlemen of Ireland first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
JW Hynes c Butler b King 5          
ER Thompson b Baily 7          
BB Hamilton b King 5          
+W Vint b Baily 4          
*JM Meldon c Brewster b King 7          
MW Gavin c Patterson b King 13          
FF Kilkelly c Thayer b Baily 32          
AF Penny not out 59          
WF Thompson b Baily 2          
TI Considine c Brewster b Clark 18          
GC Green b King 7          
Extras (5 b, 10 lb, 1 nb) 16
Total (all out, 96.2 overs) 175
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-22, 3-22, 4-31, 5-33, 6-77, 7-99, 8-106, 9-144, 10-175 (96.2 ov)
Gentlemen of Philadelphia bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Baily 37    12 73 4 - -
King 32.2 17 45 5 - -
Patterson 9    2 17 0 - -
Clark 15    7 18 1 - -
Brewster 3    0 6 0 - -

Gentlemen of Philadelphia first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
*GS Patterson c and b Hynes 16          
AM Wood lbw b Meldon 28          
WW Noble b Hynes 8          
EW Clark c Vint b Hamilton 16          
FH Bohlen c Gavin b Hamilton 16          
HC Coates b Hamilton 23          
HC Thayer st Vint b Hamilton 7          
FE Brewster c Hamilton b Hynes 1          
JB King st Vint b Hynes 0          
+P Butler c Kilkelly b Hynes 0          
HP Baily not out 2          
Extras (2 b, 3 lb, 1 nb) 6
Total (all out, 77.2 overs) 123
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-52, 3-63, 4-81, 5-90, 6-110, 7-117, 8-117, 9-121, 10-123 (77.2 ov)
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Hamilton 33.2 17 42 4 - -
Penny 20    10 27 0 - -
Meldon 11    4 25 1 - -
Hynes 13    5 23 5 - -

Gentlemen of Ireland second innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
MW Gavin not out 90          
WF Thompson b Baily 3          
TI Considine b King 2          
JW Hynes c Butler b King 2          
FF Kilkelly c Brewster b Baily 2          
BB Hamilton b Baily 0          
*JM Meldon b King 81          
AF Penny c Butler b Brewster 1          
ER Thompson c Bohlen b Clark 13          
+W Vint b Patterson 1          
GC Green c Butler b Clark 18          
Extras (7 b, 14 lb, 4 nb, 1 w) 26
Total (all out, 104.3 overs) 239
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-20, 3-24, 4-27, 5-27, 6-158, 7-159, 8-190, 9-196, 10-239 (104.3 ov)
Gentlemen of Philadelphia bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Baily 29    10 49 3 - -
King 31    8 53 3 - -
Patterson 14    2 33 1 - -
Clark 12.3 3 34 2 - -
Brewster 7    3 25 1 - -
Noble 5    1 10 0 - -
Coates 6    0 9 0 - -

Gentlemen of Philadelphia second innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
*GS Patterson b Penny 56          
EW Clark b Hynes 14          
WW Noble lbw b Hynes 2          
AM Wood c Kilkelly b Hamilton 12          
FH Bohlen lbw b Hynes 2          
HC Coates c Meldon b Hamilton 56          
HC Thayer st Vint b Penny 0          
HP Baily c Gavin b Penny 0          
FE Brewster c Hynes b Hamilton 0          
JB King b Hamilton 0          
+P Butler not out 0          
Extras (13 b, 6 lb, 2 nb, 1 w) 22
Total (all out, 64.3 overs) 164
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-37, 3-62, 4-76, 5-160, 6-162, 7-162, 8-162, 9-162, 10-164 (64.3 ov)
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Hamilton 22.3 8 33 4 - -
Penny 17    7 24 3 - -
Meldon 5    3 23 0 - -
Hynes 17    3 50 3 - -
Considine 3    0 12 0 - -


Match 5: Gentlemen of Ireland XII vs Baltimore XV at Baltimore on 28th and 29th September, 1892 (2 day match)

Result: Gentlemen of Ireland won by an innings and 43 runs

Gentlemen of Ireland first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
MW Gavin lbw b Howard 5       -  
JM Meldon b Nelson 7          
BB Hamilton c Howard b Nelson 0     - -  
ER Thompson b Howard 5       -  
+W Vint b ST Oldham 74          
FF Kilkelly c Lane b Mallinckrodt 42          
CL Johnson c Lippincott b ST Oldham 31          
JW Hynes not out 32          
GC Green lbw b Howard 3     - -  
WF Thompson hit wkt b Howard 0     - -  
AF Penny b Cole 19          
TI Considine b Nelson 9          
Extras   20
Total (all out, 121 overs) 247
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-247 (121 ov)
Baltimore bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Howard 28    9 44 4 - -
Nelson 36    5 64 3 - -
Cole 21    9 43 1 - -
Mallinckrodt 18    5 26 1 - -
ST Oldham 10    2 21 2 - -
Steele 6    2 18 0 - -
F Oldham 2    0 10 0 - -

Baltimore first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
J Glenn b Hamilton 13          
JB Howard c Meldon b Hamilton 4       -  
AD Atkinson c Meldon b Hynes 10          
ST Oldham c Hamilton b Hynes 11          
HB Cole b Kilkelly 11          
W Handy st Vint b Hamilton 3     - -  
ST Steele b Hamilton 12          
J Nelson b Penny 18          
SW Lippincott lbw b Meldon 2     - -  
JE Carey b Hynes 20          
J Levering b Penny 0     - -  
AM Lane not out 14          
B Eckhart b Hamilton 9          
H Mallinckrodt c Meldon b Hamilton 0     - -  
F Oldham st Gavin b Hamilton 0     - -  
Extras   31
Total (all out) 152
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-152
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Hamilton ? ? ? 7 - -
Hynes ? ? ? 3 - -
Kilkelly ? ? ? 1 - -
Penny ? ? ? 2 - -
Meldon ? ? ? 1 - -

Baltimore second innings (following on) Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
J Glenn lbw b Hamilton 0     - -  
JB Howard c Considine b Green 6          
AD Atkinson c Johnson b Hamilton 2     - -  
ST Oldham b Green 2     - -  
HB Cole b Hamilton 8          
W Handy lbw b Hamilton 0     - -  
ST Steele b Green 1     - -  
J Nelson b Hamilton 0     - -  
SW Lippincott c Johnson b Hynes 1     - -  
JE Carey b Green 2     - -  
J Levering c Considine b Hamilton 14          
AM Lane b Hamilton 1     - -  
B Eckhart not out 5       -  
H Mallinckrodt c ER Thompson b Hamilton 3     - -  
F Oldham c Kilkelly b Green 0     - -  
Extras   7
Total (all out) 52
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-52
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Hamilton ? ? ? 8 - -
Green ? ? ? 5 - -
Hynes ? ? ? 1 - -



Match 5: Gentlemen of Ireland vs Gentlemen of Philadelphia, Germantown Cricket Club Ground, Manheim, Philadelphia on 30th September, 1st, 3rd October 1892 (3-day match)    

Result    Gentlemen of Philadelphia won by 23 runs 

Gentlemen of Philadelphia first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
*GS Patterson b Hamilton 2          
EW Clark b Penny 25          
W Scott b Johnson 2          
AM Wood st Vint b Hamilton 29          
FH Bohlen run out 13          
HC Coates c Green b Hamilton 12          
W Brockie lbw b Hamilton 0          
+HC Thayer c Johnson b Hamilton 13          
WW Noble not out 35          
JB King b Johnson 4          
HP Baily c Hynes b Hamilton 1          
Extras   21
Total (all out, 53.1 overs) 157
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-10, 3-73, 4-75, 5-97, 6-98, 7-107, 8-131, 9-144, 10-157 (53.1 ov)
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Hamilton 28.1 8 64 6 - -
Johnson 12    3 37 2 - -
Penny 9    2 29 1 - -
Kilkelly 4    2 6 0 - -

Gentlemen of Ireland first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
MW Gavin b Clark 39          
+W Vint c Wood b King 6          
ER Thompson c King b Baily 2          
CL Johnson c Wood b King 1          
BB Hamilton b King 4          
*JM Meldon c and b Baily 18          
JW Hynes b King 4          
FF Kilkelly lbw b King 1          
AF Penny c Wood b Clark 6          
GC Green not out 25          
TI Considine c Patterson b Baily 9          
Extras (5 lb, 2 nb) 7
Total (all out, 64.3 overs) 122
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-15, 3-19, 4-23, 5-61, 6-70, 7-74, 8-80, 9-89, 10-122 (64.3 ov)
Gentlemen of Philadelphia bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Baily 19.3 8 37 3 - -
King 32    10 47 5 - -
Clark 13    5 31 2 - -

Gentlemen of Philadelphia second innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
W Scott c Meldon b Hynes 53          
EW Clark b Green 29          
AM Wood c and b Johnson 28          
*GS Patterson c Meldon b Hynes 0          
FH Bohlen st Vint b Johnson 5          
HC Coates b Johnson 12          
WW Noble c Hynes b Penny 26          
W Brockie c Hamilton b Penny 3          
+HC Thayer b Johnson 0          
JB King c Hynes b Penny 1          
HP Baily not out 6          
Extras   18
Total (all out, 99 overs) 181
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-84, 3-87, 4-92, 5-116, 6-153, 7-156, 8-156, 9-159, 10-181 (99 ov)
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Hamilton 29    13 51 0 - -
Johnson 26    11 31 4 - -
Penny 18    13 16 3 - -
Hynes 17    6 39 2 - -
Meldon 4    0 7 0 - -
Green 5    1 19 1 - -

Gentlemen of Ireland second innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
MW Gavin c Thayer b Clark 37          
*JM Meldon c Patterson b King 6          
GC Green lbw b Baily 7          
CL Johnson b King 2          
BB Hamilton c Noble b King 38          
ER Thompson b Clark 0          
FF Kilkelly lbw b Clark 15          
JW Hynes c Brockie b King 19          
+W Vint c Patterson b Clark 33          
AF Penny not out 16          
TI Considine b King 0          
Extras (17 b, 2 lb, 1 nb) 20
Total (all out, 98.1 overs) 193
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-24, 3-44, 4-93, 5-99, 6-103, 7-126, 8-161, 9-192, 10-193 (98.1 ov)
Gentlemen of Philadelphia bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Baily 19    7 49 1 - -
King 42.1 21 65 5 - -
Clark 24    12 36 4 - -
Scott 4    0 12 0 - -
Patterson 9    3 11 0 - -

Match 6: Gentlemen of Ireland vs Gentlemen of Philadelphia, Germantown Cricket Club Ground, Manheim, Philadelphia on 3rd, 4th, 5th October 1892 (3-day match)    
Result:   Match drawn 

Gentlemen of Ireland first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
CL Johnson c Patterson b Muir 8          
AF Penny c Wood b King 0          
+W Vint b Clark 47          
JW Hynes c Patterson b Noble 33          
*JM Meldon c Patterson b Clark 2          
MW Gavin b Clark 11          
BB Hamilton c and b Clark 6          
FF Kilkelly c Wood b Scott 0          
GC Green c Bohlen b Noble 39          
WF Thompson b Muir 2          
TI Considine not out 2          
Extras (14 b, 4 lb) 18
Total (all out, 88 overs) 168
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-24, 3-63, 4-90, 5-98, 6-98, 7-99, 8-149, 9-156, 10-168 (88 ov)
Gentlemen of Philadelphia bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Clark 28    5 55 4 - -
King 24    8 26 1 - -
Patterson 4    1 8 0 - -
Muir 13    4 30 2 - -
Noble 5    1 9 2 - -
Scott 13    1 22 1 - -
Altemus 1    1 0 0 - -

Gentlemen of Philadelphia first innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
W Scott b Hamilton 12          
EW Clark c Gavin b Penny 0          
JW Muir b Hamilton 5          
FL Altemus b Hamilton 0          
*GS Patterson c Hamilton b Penny 3          
FH Bohlen c Gavin b Hynes 21          
+HC Thayer c Penny b Johnson 9          
AM Wood b Johnson 17          
WW Noble b Meldon 53          
W Brockie c Vint b Hamilton 0          
JB King not out 8          
Extras (4 lb, 1 w) 5
Total (all out, 48.3 overs) 133
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-6, 3-6, 4-11, 5-39, 6-47, 7-51, 8-71, 9-80, 10-133 (48.3 ov)
Gentlemen of Ireland bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Hamilton 20    9 38 4 - -
Penny 12    3 33 2 - -
Hynes 6    0 22 1 - -
Johnson 7    1 27 2 - -
Meldon 3.3 1 8 1 - -

Gentlemen of Ireland second innings Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s
CL Johnson c sub (Weir) b Noble 1          
+W Vint retired hurt 1          
JW Hynes b Muir 27          
*JM Meldon c Altemus b Scott 0          
MW Gavin not out 33          
BB Hamilton c Brockie b Scott 1          
FF Kilkelly c Muir b Scott 31          
GC Green b Clark 3          
AF Penny not out 11          
TI Considine c Bohlen b Noble 5          
WF Thompson did not bat  
Extras (13 b, 7 lb) 20
Total (7 wickets, 57 overs) 133
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-13, 3-40, 4-47, 5-50, 6-50, 7-87
Gentlemen of Philadelphia bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Wides No-Balls
Clark 6    1 19 1 - -
King 13    5 21 0 - -
Patterson 6    2 10 0 - -
Muir 5    4 1 1 - -
Noble 12    8 28 2 - -
Scott 14    2 34 3 - -
Wood 1    1 0 0 - -

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