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As was generally anticipated, the match between the Australians and Gentlemen of Scotland was a very one-sided affair, the former winning in a single innings with 18 runs to spare; Murdoch (58) was the only one who made a good score, but the other side could do nothing against the bowling of Boyle and Palmer, who took ten wickets apiece, those credited to the former only costing 49 runs. Derbyshire has inflicted to crushing defeat on Sussex, by an innings and 54 runs. Mr. L. C. Docker (66) fully maintained his reputation as a bats-man, Mycroft secured twelve wickets for 72 runs, and Disney kept wicket in capital style. In spite of a splendid innings from Mr. J. Shuter (93), who is playing grandly just now, the Surrey men have been beaten by Yorkshire by eight wickets. Ulyett (46 and, not out, 46) did excellent service for the "big county." Lancashire v. Gloucestershire did not produce anything great in the way of scoring, though Robinson (63) did well for the northern county, which eventually won by seven wickets; on the other side, Midwinter (not out, 58) played a fine innings. This week, Surrey has beaten Kent by an innings and 73 runs. The result was mainly due to the brilliant batting of Messrs. W.W. Read (117)—this was one of the finest displays of cricket during the present season—and W.H. Game (62) ably backed up by the professionals Mr Read (53) and Pooley (not out, 50). Kent made a miserable show in the first innings; but, at the second attempt, Messrs. W.H. Patterson (82) and E.F.S. Tylecoto (59) tried hard to turn the fortunes of the match.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.142