Northamptonshire v Berkshire
Minor Counties Championship 1898
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 3rd, 4th August 1898 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 0; Berkshire 0
Umpires[unknown], A Stockwin
Close of play day 1Berkshire (1) 31/3 (Collins 2*, Watts 5*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*T Hortonb Finch31     
GH Colsonc Barker b Finch5     
GJ Thompsonc Shea-Simmons b Barrett58     
WH Kingstonc Collins b Barker149     
HE Kingstonc Dauglish b Barker5     
G Parkinc Croome b Barrett0     
W Eastrun out16     
TA Brownc Wheble b Croome29     
HB Simpsonc Watts b Croome8     
+BC Smithnot out5     
JA Berwickc Dauglish b Croome0     
Extras(8 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 125 overs)318
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-57, 3-151, 4-156, 5-173, 6-216, 7-291, 8-313, 9-313, 10-318 (125 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker42   23602--
Finch24   2902--
Barrett27   5812-1
Croome19   7383--
Wheble13   4370--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CEMY Nepeanb Thompson0     
JWS Wheblec Horton b Berwick7     
SV Shea-Simmonsc Smith b Brown10     
LP Collinsnot out61     
E Wattsc and b HE Kingston34     
*ACM Croomeb Thompson13     
H Barrettb HE Kingston3     
+MJ Dauglishc and b Brown18     
FE Chapmanb Brown0     
W Barkerlbw b Brown0     
FW Finchb Brown1     
Extras(14 b, 6 lb)20
Total(all out, 78 overs)167
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-24, 3-26, 4-79, 5-100, 6-104, 7-162, 8-162, 9-162, 10-167 (78 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson22   11412--
Berwick21   10351--
Brown15   6255--
HE Kingston12   1422--
East8   540--

Berkshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
CEMY Nepeanc and b East5     
JWS Whebleb East5     
SV Shea-Simmonslbw b Brown1     
LP Collinsc Smith b East14     
E Wattsnot out104     
*ACM Croomec WH Kingston b East13     
H Barrettlbw b Berwick0     
+MJ Dauglishb Berwick9     
FE Chapmanb Brown27     
W Barkerc Brown b HE Kingston38     
FW Finchb Horton0     
Extras(? b, ? lb, ? nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 80 overs)232
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-6, 3-26, 4-35, 5-51, 6-53, 7-76, 8-141, 9-225, 10-232 (80 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
East25   10434--
Brown19   3662--
Berwick14   3212--
Thompson14   25201-
HE Kingston7   2271--
Horton1   071--

--> WH Kingston (1) passed his previous highest score of 88 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WH Kingston (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 1
--> HB Simpson made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> E Watts (1) passed his previous highest score of 28 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> E Watts (2) passed his previous highest score of 34 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> W Barker (2) passed his previous highest score of 26 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> TA Brown completed a hat-trick in the Berkshire first innings (Dauglish, Chapman, Barker)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
This match was drawn after the visitors followed on 151 runs behind. For Berkshire, Watts's 104 not out was a match-saving innings. In the visitors' second innings, he and Chapman put on 65 runs for the eighth wicket, and with Barker
84 for the ninth. There were 5 fives and 5 fours in Collins's undefeated 61. In the Berkshire first innings, Collins and Dauglish put on 58 runs for the seventh wicket. For Northamptonshire, W H Kingston's 149 included 25 fours, 6 threes and 6 twos, and was scored in 225 minutes. It was the second highest individual innings of the season. Thompson's 58 contained 7 fours. In the home side's innings, Kingston and Brown added 75 runs for the seventh wicket. L Law fielded as substitute in the latter part of Berkshire's second innings for Colson who became unwell. It was estimated that there were between 1600 and 1800 spectators present on the first day.
[Missing: One umpire; in Berkshire 2nd inns breakdown and duration of Watts's 104, and extras breakdown.]
Sources: Northampton Daily Chronicle 3,4 August; Northampton Daily Reporter 3,4 August; Northampton Herald 6 August; Northampton Mercury 5 August; Reading Mercury 6,13 August; Reading Standard 5 August; The Sportsman 4,5 August.





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