Kent v Sussex
County Match 1837
VenueOld County Ground, Town Malling on 12th, 13th June 1837 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 2 wickets
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 61/5 (Pilch 12*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Lanawayb Hills8     
C Lillywhiteb Hills0     
E Thwaitesb Hillyer7     
+T Boxc Clifford b [unknown]16     
G Millyardnot out36     
J Taylorc Stearman b [unknown]9     
W Pickettc EG Wenman b [unknown]5     
G Picknellc Harenc b [unknown]4     
J Broadbridgeb Hills10     
R Picknellc Dorrinton b [unknown]0     
FW Lillywhiteb Adams1     
Extras(1 b, 1 w)2
Total(all out)98
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-19, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-98
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TM Adamsc Box b [unknown]23     
WR Hillyerc FW Lillywhite b [unknown]0     
F Pilchc Broadbridge b FW Lillywhite44     
W Cliffordc FW Lillywhite b [unknown]1     
W Dorrintonc FW Lillywhite b [unknown]0     
W Stearmanrun out14     
+EG Wenmannot out12     
R Millsb FW Lillywhite1     
R Hillsb Broadbridge0     
CJ Harencst Box b [unknown]0     
JG Wenmanrun out1     
Extras(7 b)7
Total(all out)103
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-61, 6-84, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-103
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
FW Lillywhite???2--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Lillywhitec Dorrinton b [unknown]4     
G Picknellc Stearman b [unknown]23     
E Thwaitesb Pilch5     
J Taylorb Pilch0     
+T Boxb Hills3     
G Millyardb Pilch7     
W Pickettb Hills8     
C Lanawayc Adams b [unknown]1     
R Picknellrun out0     
J Broadbridgenot out7     
FW Lillywhitec and b Hills4     
Extras(5 w)5
Total(all out)67
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-67
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+EG Wenmanst Box b [unknown]13     
JG Wenmanst Box b [unknown]4     
TM Adamsc Pickett b [unknown]14     
R Millsc Lanaway b [unknown]0     
F Pilchb FW Lillywhite0     
CJ Harencnot out20     
W Stearmanb Broadbridge1     
W Dorrintonc Millyard b [unknown]3     
R Hillsb Broadbridge3     
W Cliffordnot out5     
WR Hillyerdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 nb)2
Total(8 wickets)65
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-?, 3-18, 4-18, 5-?, 6-27, 7-?, 8-?
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
FW Lillywhite???1--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> C Lillywhite made his debut in first-class matches
--> R Picknell made his debut in first-class matches
--> C Lillywhite made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> R Hills achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Sussex first innings
--> R Hills equalled his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Sussex second innings

There were 212 balls in the Sussex 1st innings; 224 balls in the Sussex 2nd innings; 302 balls in the Kent 1st innings and 153 balls in the Kent 2nd innings. About 10,000 spectators attended each day. Dorrinton was reported to be a good long stop. The Vicar of West Malling preached against the game due to the large amount of betting





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