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Berkshire v Northamptonshire
Minor Counties Championship 1898
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 17th, 18th August 1898 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBerkshire 0; Northamptonshire 0
UmpiresJ Relf, A Stockwin
Close of play day 1Berkshire (1) 20/0 (Dauglish 11*, Ingram 9*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*T Hortonc and b Barker3     
CJT Poolc Croome b Barker2     
GJ Thompsonc Dauglish b LGA Collins125     
GH Colsonc Dauglish b Barker21     
HE Kingstonb Barker36     
LT Driffieldst Dauglish b Williams15     
TA Brownb Croome55     
+BC Smithb Barker27     
W Eastb Barker24     
OS Hicksonb Barker5     
L Lawnot out9     
Extras(11 b, 1 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 125 overs)335
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-13, 3-55, 4-97, 5-124, 6-224, 7-272, 8-307, 9-317, 10-335 (125 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker44   141027--
Barrett24   8610--
Croome9   2211--
Williams30   8791-1
Hill7   1290--
LGA Collins11   33011-

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+MJ Dauglishlbw b Law19     
FM Ingramc Brown b Thompson9     
LGA Collinsc and b Driffield75     
LP Collinsb Thompson11     
EF Hilllbw b Colson20     
RA Williamsc Brown b Thompson27     
CEMY Nepeanb Thompson8     
*ACM Croomelbw b Driffield2     
FE Chapmanb Driffield86     
H Barrettc Thompson b Driffield40     
W Barkernot out4     
Extras(? b, ? lb, ? nb, 3 w)15
Total(all out, 117.3 overs)316
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-30, 3-62, 4-124, 5-166, 6-179, 7-182, 8-184, 9-309, 10-316 (117.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown25   7600--
Law19   5401--
Thompson30   77841-
Kingston14   3410--
Colson11   33212-
Driffield11.34244--
Horton7   1260--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*T Hortonb Croome15     
CJT Poolb Hill26     
GJ Thompsonc Dauglish b Hill27     
GH Colsonnot out25     
HE Kingstonnot out5     
LT Driffielddid not bat      
TA Browndid not bat      
+BC Smithdid not bat      
W Eastdid not bat      
OS Hicksondid not bat      
L Lawdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 1 nb)7
Total(3 wickets, 38 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-46, 3-94
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hill14   3432--
Croome11   2201--
Dauglish5   1170-1
Barrett8   3180--

Notes
--> OS Hickson made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> OS Hickson made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> L Law made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GJ Thompson (1) passed 1000 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 69
--> RA Williams (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FE Chapman (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 23
--> LT Driffield achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Berkshire first innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
This return match was drawn, as had been the encounter between the two sides at Northampton at the beginning of the month.
For the visitors, Thompson's 125 took ten minutes short of five hours and contained 18 fours, 2 threes and 7 twos. One newspaper report suggests he gave seven
chances. By contrast, Brown's innings of 55 was made in 75 minutes with 8 fours.
Together, they put on 100 for the sixth wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings. On the first day when on 69 in the Northamptonshire first innings, Thompson scored his one thousand runs in championship matches. He joined H E White of Hertfordshire in being the second player to achieve the feat of scoring a thousand runs and taking a hundred wickets in the Championship, the former having done so on 2 August. For Berkshire, there were 13 fours in Chapman's 86, scored in 90 minutes, and 9 fours in L G A Collins's 75 which took 140 minutes. In the Berkshire innings, Chapman and Barrett put on 125 runs for the ninth wicket, which was the second largest partnership for that wicket during the season. It is believed that Chapman kept wicket when Dauglish bowled his lobs in the Northamptonshire second innings.
[Missing: In Berkshire inns extras breakdown.]
Sources: Berkshire Chronicle 20 August; Reading Mercury 20 August; Northampton Daily Chronicle 17,18 August; Northampton Daily Reporter 18 August; Northampton Herald 20 August; Northampton Mercury 19 August; The Sportsman 18,19 August.

 

 

 

 

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