Northamptonshire v Northumberland
Minor Counties Championship 1897
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 8th, 9th July 1897 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossNorthumberland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 8 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 1; Northumberland -1
Close of play day 1Northumberland (2) 71/5 (Simpson 43*, Walters 7*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FGH Claytonc Smith b Thompson8     
*EWR Waltersrun out19     
RGE Mortimerrun out0     
J Hansellb Thompson13     
G Simpsonc Eales b HE Kingston44     
RF Cumberlegeb Thompson0     
EW Taylorc Eales b Thompson0     
G Elseyb East0     
E Tomlinb Thompson4     
+J Murphynot out30     
WE Robinsonc Eales b HE Kingston14     
Total(all out, 43 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-17, 3-41, 4-41, 5-41, 6-41, 7-44, 8-69, 9-110, 10-138 (43 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson18   6585--
East19   5471--
HE Kingston4   0252--
Law2   020--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GH Colsonb Robinson14     
HE Kingstonb Robinson28     
CJT Poolc Tomlin b Elsey4     
WH Kingstonc Murphy b Elsey11     
GJ Thompsonc Clayton b Robinson3     
TA Brownst Murphy b Elsey1     
W Eastb Robinson24     
*T Hortonrun out22     
+BC Smithc Mortimer b Elsey13     
CC Ealesc Hansell b Elsey0     
L Lawnot out0     
Total(all out, 56.2 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-58, 3-62, 4-69, 5-74, 6-75, 7-113, 8-126, 9-129, 10-134 (56.2 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tomlin10   0300--
Elsey18   6325--
Simpson3   220--
Walters2   060--

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGE Mortimerc Brown b Thompson0     
G Simpsonc and b East63     
EW Taylorb Thompson0     
G Elseyb Thompson2     
J Hansellb Law15     
FGH Claytonb Law0     
*EWR Waltersb Thompson11     
RF Cumberlegeb Thompson0     
+J Murphyb Thompson0     
E Tomlinnot out0     
WE Robinsonb East0     
Total(all out, 31.4 overs)92
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-6, 4-39, 5-39, 6-82, 7-82, 8-82, 9-92, 10-92 (31.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson14   7286--
Law5   1182--
HE Kingston3   1100--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GH Colsonlbw b Tomlin38     
HE Kingstonnot out48     
CJT Poolb Tomlin0     
WH Kingstonnot out9     
GJ Thompsondid not bat      
TA Browndid not bat      
W Eastdid not bat      
*T Hortondid not bat      
+BC Smithdid not bat      
CC Ealesdid not bat      
L Lawdid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 30.1 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-68, 2-68
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Elsey10   1220--
Robinson8   3260--
Tomlin7   0282--
Walters2   0100--

--> E Tomlin made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EW Taylor made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Murphy (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GJ Thompson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Northumberland second innings (previous best was 6-40)
--> GJ Thompson completed a hat-trick in the Northumberland second innings (Walters, Cumberlege, Murphy)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Though behind on first innings, Northamptonshire won this match by eight wickets at 1.45 pm on the second day. For the winners, Thompson took 11 wickets for 86 runs He was given a sovereign by his Captain and a collection on the ground realised 1-11s-6d. Simpson's 63 for the losers contained 9 fours.
[Missing: Umpires; extras breakdown.]
Sources: Northampton Daily Chronicle 8 July; Northampton Daily Reporter 8 July; Northampton Mercury 9 July; Newcastle Daily Journal 9,10 July; The Sportsman 9,10 July.





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