United Services v. Southsea Rovers

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United Services v. Southsea Rovers is a cricket result published in the Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle on 11 may 1889.

Arthur Conan Doyle's team (Southsea Rovers) lost.


United Services v. Southsea Rovers

Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle (11 may 1889, p. 2)

The great feature in this two days' match, which on Saturday evening was brought to a close, at the United Service Recreation (Men's) Ground, Portsmouth, was the heavy scoring by Company-Sergeant-Major Jeffkins, whose contribution of 205 was made up of nine 4's, twelve 3's, twenty-seven 2's, and singles. Seven others also ran into double figures. Score as follows:—

UNITED SERVICES.

  • Sergeant Hampton, R.E., lbw, b Sparkes ... 55
  • Pvt. Easby, K.O.Y.L.I. [1], c Wheatstone, b Brunket ... 10
  • C.S.M. Jeffkins, R.E., c Street, b Doyle ... 205
  • Sergt. Redfearn, R.A., c Street, b Doyle ... 39
  • Pvt. Hornblow, K.O.Y.L.I., b Sparks ... 6
  • Q.M.S. Bowley, R.A., c Browne, b Doyle ... 0
  • Sergt. Blease, R.A., st Wheatstone, b Partridge ... 45
  • B.S.M. M. Miller, R.A., c and b Sparkes ... 4
  • B.S.M. Brickwood, R.A., c Brunket, b Partridge ... 42
  • Bryant, R.N., not out ... 34
  • Gr. Thornton, R.A., b Street ... 11
  • Extras ... 9
  • Total ... 461

SOUTHSEA ROVERS.

  • Dr. Doyle, c Jeffkins, b Hampton ... 6
  • Sparkes, c Blease, b Redfearn ... 0
  • Cooper, c Easby b Hampton ... 1
  • W. Fuller, c Easby, b Redfearn ... 7
  • Capt. Fuller, b Redfearn ... 5
  • Brunket, b Hampton ... 4
  • Street, not out ... 36
  • Wheatstone, c Eashy, b Redfearn ... 4
  • Partridge, b Hornblow ... 5
  • Hollands, b Miller ... 0
  • Gladdon, run out ... 0
  • Extras ... 4
  • Total ... 72

In their follow-on the Southsea Rovers made 38 for three wickets — W. Fuller, run out, 17; Captain Fuller, not out, 12; Sparkes, c and b Hampton, 8; Brunket, run out, 1; Wheatstone, nut out, 0.






  1. K.O.Y.L.I. : King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry