Cambridgeshire v Northumberland
Minor Counties Championship 1898
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 25th, 26th July 1898 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossNorthumberland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCambridgeshire won by 4 wickets
PointsCambridgeshire 1; Northumberland -1
Close of play day 1Northumberland (2) 96/4 (Fawcus 1*, Nesbit 8*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGE Mortimerb Hayward16     
M Chambersb Bryan27     
J Hansellb Hayward24     
FGH Claytonb Bryan0     
HB Fawcusc Prest b Bryan14     
JS Nesbitrun out5     
*EWR Walterslbw b Bryan5     
G Elseyb Hayward6     
E Tomlinc Watts b Bryan0     
+L Greenwoodnot out4     
W Hollandb Hayward0     
Extras(6 b, 3 lb)9
Total(all out, 67.2 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-54, 3-54, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-100, 8-?, 9-110, 10-110 (67.2 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
O'Connor7   1130--
Bryan26   13285--
Arkwright9   490--

Cambridgeshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*J Leesc Walters b Tomlin2     
RD Ansteadb Tomlin0     
W Prestc Nesbit b Walters27     
+GH Wattsrun out55     
FJ Peersc Greenwood b Tomlin4     
WR Thomasc Fawcus b Walters5     
FW Frenchrun out6     
DM Haywardc Nesbit b Walters0     
HA Arkwrightnot out5     
W Bryanc Fawcus b Walters4     
J O'Connorc and b Walters0     
Total(all out, 31 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-2, 3-83, 4-87, 5-?, 6-98, 7-99, 8-?, 9-?, 10-108 (31 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holland5   1160--
Tomlin10   1313--
Elsey4   0190--
Clayton4   0280--
Walters7   2125--
Chambers1   020--

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGE Mortimerrun out5     
M Chambersc French b Arkwright42     
J Hansellc Thomas b Arkwright25     
FGH Claytonb Arkwright0     
HB Fawcusb Arkwright7     
JS Nesbitlbw b Hayward10     
*EWR Waltersc Peers b Arkwright16     
G Elseyb Hayward6     
E Tomlinc Prest b Arkwright9     
+L Greenwoodb Hayward16     
W Hollandnot out2     
Extras(8 b, 5 lb, 2 w)15
Total(all out, 50 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-62, 3-74, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-130, 9-?, 10-153 (50 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hayward17   4343--
Bryan6   2170--
O'Connor9   2260--
Arkwright18   26162-

Cambridgeshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*J Leesb Walters0     
RD Ansteadc Tomlin b Holland30     
W Prestb Walters16     
+GH Wattsc and b Walters5     
FJ Peersc Chambers b Tomlin11     
WR Thomaslbw b Clayton48     
FW Frenchnot out38     
DM Haywardnot out0     
HA Arkwrightdid not bat      
W Bryandid not bat      
J O'Connordid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 2 w)11
Total(6 wickets, 56.2 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-40, 3-54, 4-56, 5-90, 6-155
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Walters21   7443--
Tomlin13   14112-
Holland8   2291--
Clayton6   1141--
Chambers3   070--

--> L Greenwood made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HA Arkwright made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RGE Mortimer (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 1
--> W Prest (1) passed his previous highest score of 24 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> M Chambers (2) passed his previous highest score of 31 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EWR Walters (2) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 12
--> RD Anstead (2) passed his previous highest score of 17 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> W Bryan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Northumberland first innings (previous best was 5-40)
--> HA Arkwright achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Northumberland second innings
--> EWR Walters reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Cambridgeshire second innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Needing 156 runs for victory in their second innings, Cambridgeshire won this return game at 3.37 pm on the second day by 4 wickets. The margin of victory was the second closest of the season by a team successfully chasing a fourth innings total. The match between the two teams earlier in July at Jesmond had been drawn. Watts's 55 for the winners included 8 fours.
[Missing: Umpires; part fall of wickets.]
Sources: Cambridge Chronicle 29 July; Cambridge Express 30 July; Cambridge Independent Press 29 July; Cambridgeshire Weekly News 29 July; Newcastle Daily Journal 26,27 July; East Anglian Daily Times 26,27 July; Sporting Life 27 July; The Sportsman 26,27 July.





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