Monday, 16th October 1871, Morning Post (London)
The celebrated Wanderers opened their season on Saturday at the Oval Ground, Kennington, with a match with gentlemen who designate themselves the "Harrow Chequers".
On the part of the Wanderers Alcockm, Hooman, Stephenson and Kilpatrick were conspicuous for excellent play, as were Thornton, Kennedy, the Crawfords, and, Welch as back.
Harrow: - R.E.W. Crawford (captain), G.G. Kennedy, W. Crake, J.H. Morgan, J. Mission (back), A.H. Thornton, F. H. Crawford, R. C. Welch (back), C. Maltby, and J. Barling.