A certain First-Class match between Earl of Winchilsea's XI and R Leigh's XI lasted 339 days.<p></p><p></p>It was the debut match of Frederick Reynolds, a dramatist. The match started on July 23, 1795.<p></p><p></p>In 1827, the dramatist wrote, "I, for the first and last time, played against the celebrated formidable, [David] Harris. In taking my place at the wicket, I almost felt as if I was taking my ground in a duel, and my terrors were so much increased by the mock sympathy of [John] Hammond, [Billy] Beldham and others round the wicket that when this mighty bowler, this Jupiter Tonans, hurled his bolt at me, I shut my eyes in the intensity of my panic, and mechanically gave a random desperate blow, which, to my utter astonishment, was followed by a loud cry all over the ring of 'Run, run'. I did run; and with all my force; and getting three notches."<p></p><p></p>The Earl's XI managed to score 125 and riding on Billy Beldham's 56, Leigh's XI took a 37 run lead.<p></p><p></p>On the final scheduled day, Leigh's XI needed 36 to win. However, the play was supposed to resume on August 17. But, due to some reason players could not be assembled.<p></p><p></p>The season was over and the match was forgotten. On June 28, 1796, the match resumed and Leigh's side won by three wickets.<p></p><p></p>Later on, ACS Publications produced the <em>Great Cricket Matches 1772-1800</em> in 2010, and the scorecard was split in two. One featured the progress of the fourth innings till July 25, 1795 and the other till the end of the match.