Cambridgeshire v Norfolk
Minor Counties Championship 1898
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 8th, 9th August 1898 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossNorfolk won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsCambridgeshire 0; Norfolk 0
UmpiresA Luff, GJ Rye
Close of play day 1Cambridgeshire (1) 31/2 (Anstead 16*, Watts 14*)

Norfolk first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WFG Sandwithb Hayward14     
LCV Bathurstc Thomas b O'Connor67     
G Cooksonb Hayward12     
JN Wormanc Anstead b Hayward48     
JC Wilsonc Watts b O'Connor10     
SD Pageb Bryan24     
BK Wilsonb Hayward0     
+GF Blakec Evans b Bryan1     
JJ Smithnot out8     
T Morleyc Thomas b Bryan11     
C Shorec Anstead b Hayward0     
Extras(5 b, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 88.1 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-67, 3-114, 4-136, 5-177, 6-181, 7-182, 8-182, 9-201, 10-201 (88.1 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
O'Connor24   9562--
Bryan20   7333--
Watts7   12601-

Cambridgeshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WR Thomasb Shore0     
RD Ansteadc Shore b Morley19     
FW Frenchc Page b Shore1     
+GH Wattsc BK Wilson b Shore20     
P Hattersley-Smithb Morley33     
*J Leesb Shore31     
AJ Richc and b Bathurst44     
WC Evansc Bathurst b Morley4     
DM Haywardnot out21     
W Bryanc Sandwith b Shore3     
J O'Connorc and b Bathurst4     
Extras(15 b, 5 lb, 1 w)21
Total(all out, 82.4 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-2, 3-40, 4-46, 5-107, 6-116, 7-138, 8-187, 9-195, 10-201 (82.4 ov)
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shore23   5475--
Morley21   7413--
JC Wilson5   01101-
Worman12   780--
Cookson5   1190--
BK Wilson3   1100--
Smith2   060--

Norfolk second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LCV Bathurstb Bryan9     
*WFG Sandwithb Hayward11     
G Cooksonb Hayward4     
JN Wormanc and b Hayward0     
JC Wilsonb Bryan1     
SD Pagec Watts b Hayward43     
JJ Smithb Bryan0     
BK Wilsonc Thomas b Hayward5     
+GF Blakelbw b Hayward17     
C Shoreb Bryan2     
T Morleynot out0     
Extras(8 b, 4 lb)12
Total(all out, 63.4 overs)104
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-24, 3-26, 4-29, 5-43, 6-?, 7-60, 8-?, 9-?, 10-104 (63.4 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hayward32   14486--

Cambridgeshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WR Thomasb Worman13     
+GH Wattsb Shore8     
AJ Richc Shore b Worman19     
P Hattersley-Smithnot out2     
FW Frenchnot out3     
RD Ansteaddid not bat      
*J Leesdid not bat      
WC Evansdid not bat      
DM Haywarddid not bat      
W Bryandid not bat      
J O'Connordid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 23 overs)45
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-34, 3-41
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bathurst12   2250--
Shore6   0171--
Worman5   232--

--> JJ Smith made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WC Evans made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JC Wilson made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JJ Smith made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WC Evans made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> LCV Bathurst (1) passed his previous highest score of 56 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JN Worman (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AJ Rich (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> SD Page (2) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 8
--> DM Hayward reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Norfolk second innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
This return match was drawn after the home team required 105 runs to win in 55 minutes. The encounter between the two teams at Norwich the previous week had also been drawn. Play was delayed by rain on the first day until 2.30 pm. Hayward took 11 wickets in the match for 128 runs to add to the 13 he had taken at Norwich. For Norfolk, Bathurst's 67 included 1 five and 5 fours and was scored in 105 minutes. Morley was unable to bowl in the Cambridgeshire second innings because of a shoulder injury.
[Missing: In Norfolk 2nd inns fall of 6th, 8th and 9th wickets.]
Sources: Cambridge Chronicle 12 August; Cambridge Express 13 August; Cambridge Independent Press 12 August; Cambridgeshire Weekly News 12 August; Eastern Daily Press 9,10 August; Eastern Evening News 8,9,10 August; Norfolk Chronicle 13 August; Norwich Mercury 13 August; East Anglian Daily Times 9,10 August; Sporting Life 9,10 August; The Sportsman 9,10 August.





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