Worcestershire v Wiltshire
Minor Counties Championship 1898
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 22nd, 23rd July 1898 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by an innings and 106 runs
PointsWorcestershire 1; Wiltshire -1
UmpiresJ Edge, J Phillips
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 156/2 (RE Foster 73*, GE Bromley-Martin 56*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HK Fosterb Overton8      
EG Bromley-Martinb Miller11      
RE Fosterb Overton78      
GE Bromley-Martinc Awdry b Miller72      
FL Bowleylbw b Miller0      
GF Wheldonc Atfield b Overton17      
RD Burrowsc Atfield b Overton6      
EP Jobsonc and b Overton1      
A Birdrun out19      
GA Wilsonc Overton b Miller11      
+T Strawnot out7      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 5 nb)11
Total(all out, 78.1 overs)241
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-43, 3-174, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-241 (78.1 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller26   6674--
Eldridge3   080-3
Atfield3   0240--
Smart5   0140-2
Radcliffe2   030--

Wiltshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
OG Radcliffec Bird b Wilson5      
AJ Atfieldb Bird0      
JE Stevensc GE Bromley-Martin b Bird0      
CS Awdryc and b Bird23      
HS Snellst Straw b Bird1      
FW Stancombb Wilson5      
*AM Millerc and b Wilson1      
WH Goudgeb Wilson0      
+T Smartlbw b Wilson6      
W Overtonc Burrows b Wilson0      
AG Eldridgenot out0      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(all out, 21.2 overs)43
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-5, 4-13, 5-?, 6-?, 7-35, 8-?, 9-?, 10-43 (21.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bird11   3244--

Wiltshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
OG Radcliffeb Bird2      
AJ Atfieldb Bird30      
JE Stevensb Wilson1      
CS Awdryc RE Foster b Bird0      
HS Snellc Wilson b Bird6      
*AM Millerb Burrows18      
FW Stancombb Burrows14      
WH Goudgec Wilson b Bird8      
+T Smartc RE Foster b Bird4      
W Overtonnot out0      
AG Eldridgeb Burrows1      
Extras(8 b)8
Total(all out, 33.2 overs)92
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-40, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-92 (33.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bird17   5416--
Wilson13   2361--

--> RE Foster (1) passed his previous highest score of 48 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FL Bowley made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GA Wilson (1) equalled his previous highest score of 11 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AJ Atfield (2) passed his previous highest score of 21 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AG Eldridge made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Worcestershire won by an innings and 106 runs on the second day, after Wiltshire followed on 198 runs behind. Rain limited cricket on the first day to little more than two hours, and an early start was made at 10.30 am on the second day to make up for lost time. For the winners, Bird took 10 wickets in the match for 65 runs. There were 8 fours in R E Foster's 78 and G E Bromley-Martin scored 72. These two added 131 for the third wicket in the Worcestershire innings. It was the second highest partnership for that wicket during the season. The Wiltshire first innings of 43 lasted for less than an hour, and it was the third lowest of the season. The 114 runs conceded by Overton were the third highest in an innings during the season.
[Missing: Fall of wickets; in Worcestershire 1st inns boundaries in G E Bromley-Martin's 72; time completed.]
Sources: Worcester Herald 30 July; Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette 28 July; North Wilts Herald 29 July; Wiltshire Chronicle 30 July; Sporting Life 23,25 July; The Sportsman 23,25 July.





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