Scotland XI v Yorkshire 13 & 14 July 1888
by Cricket Scotland

Ground:Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
Scorecard:Scotland XI v Yorkshire
Event:Yorkshire in Scotland 1888

DateLine: 4th February 2013




Day 1:
Hall and Mr Day went in to the bowling of the Craigmount representatives Robinson and Le Messurier. The first three wickets fell with the total at 1, Day being bowled, Hall run out through a sharp return of Wauchope’s, and Lee well caught at short slip.


With four runs added, Hill received his dismissal from Le Messurier, and at 6.30, when stumps were drawn for the day Yorkshire had lost six good wickets for 29 runs.


Day 2:
As was to be expected, this return match at Raeburn Place Edinburgh resulted in a draw. The Scotsmen, however, made a much better show that in the first match, and although the wicket played somewhat queerly, they put on a good total of 240.


There was a good attendance of spectators. W.C. Johnston of the Grange took Emmett’s place and A.O. Mackenzie of Lasswade played for T. Anderson. Overnight Yorkshire had lost six wickets for 29 runs, and at 12.30 on Saturday, Wade the not out was accompanied to the wicket by Lockwood. The bowling was entrusted to G.E. Robinson and J.H. Le Messurier.


The innings was quickly brought to a close, Wade out last at 52 for a careful 18. L.M. Balfour and H.M. Horsburgh opened the home innings to the bowling of Wade and Preston.


The total was 13 when Horsburgh played on and Asher came in. Wainwright just failed to get at a catch from Balfour in the slips. Wade and Preston were the bowlers after lunch. Balfour drove successive balls from Wade to the tennis house and long-off for 4 each, bringing on Wainwright.


The Yorkshire score was passed, and then Balfour was missed at long-off by W.C. Johnston off Preston. Balfour then cut Preston and put him to leg for 4 each, and Asher cut Wainwright to the boundary. At 77 Balfour was finely caught at extra cover.


Johnston came in and at 87 Lee relieved Preston. Asher got him to the leg boundary in his first over and in his next on-drove him for 4. Wade came on at 113 and Asher drove his first ball clean over the ropes for 4. At 118 Preston relieved Wainwright, and at 125 Asher was run out after a meritorious innings of 51.


The Lorettonian was following up but got over his crease before the bowler delivered the ball and the bails were promptly nipped off. His runs had been got in genuine cricket, and his hits included seven 4’s, and four 5’s. Stevenson and Johnston made another stand, and at 155 Lockwood relieved Preston. In his first over a misunderstanding between the batsmen led to Stevenson being run out.


Wauchope came in, and runs came fast. After bowling changes Hall was tried at 185, and in his first over Johnston was run out. Mackenzie was missed before he had scored, but at 200 was smartly stumped.


At 227 Le Messurier was bowled by Preston, who had relieved Lockwood, and Robinson came in. Wauchope was missed at the wicket when he had scored 35, but at 236 Robinson was clean bowled. Soutar played his first ball to mid-on and called on Wauchope to go, with the result that the Fettesian was badly run out. Soutar was clean bowled at 240 and the stumps were then drawn.

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