Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Minor Counties Championship 1898
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 25th, 26th July 1898 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by an innings and 71 runs
PointsWorcestershire 1; Northamptonshire -1
UmpiresJ Edge, A Stockwin
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (2) 4/1 (Scriven 0*, Dickens 3*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GH Colsonc Wheldon b Wilson4      
*T Hortonb Wilson4      
GJ Thompsonst Straw b Bird6      
KC Craigb Bird6      
W Eastb Wilson16      
+BC Smithc RE Foster b Wilson9      
TA Brownnot out7      
E Scrivenb Wilson0      
JM Lucasb Wilson0      
A Dickensb Wilson0      
JA Berwickc HK Foster b Wilson0      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 29.2 overs)56
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-16, 3-23, 4-30, 5-49, 6-50, 7-50, 8-50, 9-52, 10-56 (29.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bird15   4242--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GE Bromley-Martinb Thompson0      
*HK Fosterb Berwick26      
GF Wheldonc Smith b East54      
RE Fosterb Brown9      
WL Fosterb East20      
EP Jobsonlbw b Colson62      
EG Bromley-Martinb Brown24      
A Birdlbw b Colson16      
RD Burrowsc Smith b Colson8      
GA Wilsonc Berwick b Thompson7      
+T Strawnot out4      
Extras(10 b, 2 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 84 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-54, 3-68, 4-109, 5-120, 6-170, 7-213, 8-231, 9-238, 10-246 (84 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson23   7452--
East14   1422--
Berwick17   24611-
Brown18   3542-2
Dickens4   0160-1
Colson8   2273--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*T Hortonb Wilson0      
E Scrivenrun out9      
A Dickensc GE Bromley-Martin b Wilson3      
GH Colsonlbw b Wilson20      
GJ Thompsonc HK Foster b Bird27      
W Eastb Bird0      
KC Craigc Bird b Burrows25      
+BC Smithc and b Bird12      
JM Lucasb Bird4      
TA Brownnot out8      
JA Berwickc RE Foster b Bird4      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 48 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-4, 3-20, 4-44, 5-78, 6-82, 7-92, 8-107, 9-115, 10-119 (48 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wilson17   6443--
Bird23   54151-
Burrows8   1271--

--> KC Craig made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JM Lucas made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Dickens made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GF Wheldon (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 42
--> JM Lucas made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GA Wilson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 6-10)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Worcestershire completed their victory in this return match by an innings at 1.30 pm on the second day. The rain-affected encounter between the two teams at Northampton in May had ended in a draw. For the victors, Wilson took 11 wickets for 72 runs, including 8 for 28 in the Northamptonshire first innings. In that innings he obtained the last 6 wickets that fell for just 2 runs. There were 9 fours in Jobson's 62 scored in 100 minutes, and Wheldon's 54 contained no boundaries. For the visitors, who fielded a weakened team, Thompson top-scored with 27.
[Missing: Complete.]
Sources: Worcester Herald 30 July; Northampton Daily Chronicle 25,26 July; Northampton Daily Reporter 26 July; Northampton Herald 30 July; Northampton Mercury 29 July; The Sportsman 26,27 July.





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