Glamorgan v Worcestershire
Minor Counties Championship 1898
VenueCardiff Arms Park, Cardiff on 24th, 25th June 1898 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsGlamorgan 0; Worcestershire 0
UmpiresJ Edge, D Harman
Close of play day 1Glamorgan (1) 185/7 (WH Brain 17*, Sweet-Escott 8*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HK Fosterc Clark b R Lowe64      
J Howardc R Lowe b Sweet-Escott16      
FL Bowleylbw b R Lowe0      
GF Wheldonc WH Brain b R Lowe4      
A Millwardc Sweet-Escott b R Lowe8      
EP Jobsonb R Lowe3      
EG Bromley-Martinc JH Brain b R Lowe8      
A Birdc R Lowe b Creber3      
RD Burrowsc JH Brain b Creber4      
GA Wilsonc Jones b Creber11      
+T Strawnot out0      
Extras(? b, ? lb, ? nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 53 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-63, 3-83, 4-101, 5-104, 6-114, 7-114, 8-119, 9-121, 10-132 (53 ov)
Glamorgan bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Creber15   4353--
S Lowe10   33001-
Sweet-Escott12   3311--
R Lowe16   6256--

Glamorgan first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WJ Bancroftc Bowley b Bromley-Martin53      
EW Jonesc Bird b Wilson9      
HB Letcherb Wilson5      
JG Clarkb Wilson0      
*JH Brainc and b Bird2      
R Lowec Bird b Bromley-Martin62      
HE Morganc Bird b Bromley-Martin19      
+WH Brainb Bird24      
WSR Sweet-Escottnot out13      
H Creberdid not bat      
S Lowedid not bat      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, ? nb, 1 w)11
Total(8 wickets, declared, 68.2 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-35, 3-35, 4-44, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-198 (68.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wilson28   125331-
Bromley-Martin10   0493--
Millward4   0230--
Burrows3   0140--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HK Fosterb R Lowe12      
J Howardc WH Brain b R Lowe14      
FL Bowleyc JH Brain b Creber1      
A Millwardnot out17      
GF Wheldonnot out30      
EP Jobsondid not bat      
EG Bromley-Martindid not bat      
A Birddid not bat      
RD Burrowsdid not bat      
GA Wilsondid not bat      
+T Strawdid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 48 overs)76
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-27, 3-27
Glamorgan bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Lowe18   7322--
Creber16   8281--
Sweet-Escott5   440--
S Lowe7   560--
Letcher2   140--

--> R Lowe (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 57
--> J Howard made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> R Lowe achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Worcestershire first innings (previous best was 3-15)
--> R Lowe achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Worcestershire first innings
--> GA Wilson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Glamorgan first innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
This weather-interrupted match was drawn. Heavy rainfall delayed the start of the first day by one hour and also prevented play on the second day before 3.15 pm. For the visitors, Foster's 64 scored in 75 minutes included 6 fours. The 4 catches held by Bird in the Glamorgan innings equalled the record for the Championship jointly held by H P Justice for Oxfordshire v Wiltshire at Trowbridge in 1896, and Dr R Smith for Norfolk v Northumberland at Norwich in 1897. The feat was to be repeated later in the season by L C V Bathurst for Norfolk v Durham at Norwich and by A C M Croome for Berkshire v Oxfordshire at Reading.
For Glamorgan, R Lowe's 62 included 10 fours and Bancroft's 53 contained 4 fours. The umpires disagreed when play should start on the second day. The Glamorgan official Harman believed the pitch was fit enough for play to begin at 2.15 pm and then again at 2.45 pm. However, the Worcestershire umpire Edge disagreed and play did not start until 3.15 pm. This incident gave rise to considerable bad feeling. It was agreed subsequently that neutral umpires should be used in the return match at Worcester in July.
[Missing: Extras breakdown; in Glamorgan inns fall of 5th, 6th and 7th wickets.]
Sources: South Wales Daily News 25,27 June; South Wales Daily Post 25,27 June; South Wales Echo 24,25 June; Worcester Herald 2 July; The Sportsman 27 June.





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