Oxford University v Somerset
University Match 1897
VenueThe University Parks, Oxford on 27th, 28th, 29th May 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultOxford University won by 7 wickets
UmpiresD Eastwood, TK Veitch
Close of play day 1Oxford University (1) 60/3 (Bannon 9*, Eccles 19*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 104/5 (Nichols 34*, Hook 1*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RCN Palairetb Cunliffe24     
MAS Sturtc Henderson b Wright28     
HT Stanleyc Fox b Cunliffe15     
E Robsonb Henderson14     
GB Nicholsb Cunliffe35     
*SMJ Woodsc Bateman-Champain b Cunliffe40     
AJ Hookc Bardswell b Cunliffe7     
EJ Tylerc Bardswell b Henderson18     
RB Porchc Fox b Waddy10     
+AE Newtonnot out6     
FJ Portmanb Waddy0     
Extras(5 b, 9 lb, 2 nb)16
Total(all out, 87.4 overs)213
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-67, 3-75, 4-87, 5-139, 6-175, 7-175, 8-203, 9-213, 10-213 (87.4 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cunliffe34   7705-1
Wright24   10451-1
Henderson15   4452--
Bardswell1   050--

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Fanec Newton b Nichols20     
FH Bateman-Champainlbw b Tyler10     
BD Bannonc Sturt b Tyler28     
RE Fosterb Nichols2     
A Ecclesb Robson67     
*GR Bardswellst Newton b Tyler38     
TB Hendersonc Stanley b Robson49     
PS Waddyc Porch b Robson8     
EC Wrightnot out31     
FHE Cunliffeb Nichols12     
+RW Foxb Nichols3     
Extras(2 b)2
Total(all out, 94.3 overs)270
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-36, 3-38, 4-116, 5-156, 6-174, 7-213, 8-230, 9-263, 10-270 (94.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Robson15   2503--
Tyler43   111223--
Woods7   1250--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RCN Palairetb Cunliffe21     
MAS Sturtc Henderson b Waddy6     
HT Stanleyc Bardswell b Waddy0     
E Robsonc Foster b Henderson28     
GB Nicholsb Wright54     
*SMJ Woodsc Bateman-Champain b Wright9     
AJ Hookb Wright15     
EJ Tylerc Henderson b Wright19     
+AE Newtonb Cunliffe8     
RB Porchnot out13     
FJ Portmanc Bateman-Champain b Wright1     
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 5 nb)15
Total(all out, 80.4 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-30, 3-30, 4-72, 5-91, 6-141, 7-163, 8-172, 9-176, 10-189 (80.4 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cunliffe28   10452--
Waddy30   8602-5
Henderson8   2251--

Oxford University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Fanec Portman b Tyler37     
FH Bateman-Champainb Portman46     
RE Fosterc Hook b Stanley25     
BD Bannonnot out15     
A Ecclesnot out11     
*GR Bardswelldid not bat      
TB Hendersondid not bat      
PS Waddydid not bat      
EC Wrightdid not bat      
FHE Cunliffedid not bat      
+RW Foxdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(3 wickets, 52.1 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-76, 2-84, 3-120
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Robson13   2300--
Tyler14   2381--
Nichols6   2140--
Portman14   5301--
Sturt1   100--
Stanley3   0151--

--> AJ Hook made his debut in first-class matches
--> FJ Portman made his debut in first-class matches
--> BD Bannon (1) passed his previous highest score of 25 in first-class matches
--> TB Henderson (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in first-class matches
--> EC Wright (1) passed his previous highest score of 28 in first-class matches
--> GB Nichols (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 52
--> BD Bannon made his debut for Oxford University in first-class matches
--> EC Wright achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 1-45)
--> EC Wright achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Somerset second innings





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