Northamptonshire v Hertfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1898
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 19th, 20th August 1898 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossHertfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by an innings and 15 runs
PointsNorthamptonshire 1; Hertfordshire -1
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 184/4 (Thompson 47*, HE Kingston 3*)

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HE Whitec Driffield b Thompson11     
F Fieldb Thompson5     
GO Biggeb Thompson15     
FT Gallowayc Colson b HE Kingston34     
HM Harfordst Smith b HE Kingston16     
H Highleyc Horton b HE Kingston2     
AJ Goldingst Smith b HE Kingston13     
NS Bulwer-Lyttonnot out15     
*+CD Fastnedgeb HE Kingston12     
AB Reynoldsc Horton b HE Kingston12     
G Wildersc WH Kingston b HE Kingston7     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 48.4 overs)145
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-18, 3-40, 4-67, 5-81, 6-92, 7-99, 8-119, 9-133, 10-145 (48.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson12   2353--
Driffield5   1200--
HE Kingston19.45577--
Brown12   2300--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*T Hortonc Fastnedge b Golding20     
CJT Poolc Bigge b Golding79     
GJ Thompsonc Bigge b Golding48     
WH Kingstonc and b Wilders9     
GH Colsonc White b Bigge14     
HE Kingstonc Highley b White44     
TA Brownlbw b Field12     
+BC Smithb Wilders12     
LT Driffieldst Fastnedge b White19     
HB Simpsonnot out5     
W Eastb White0     
Extras(15 b, 1 lb, 1 w)17
Total(all out, 122.4 overs)279
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-129, 3-146, 4-175, 5-190, 6-222, 7-245, 8-267, 9-279, 10-279 (122.4 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wilders32   7802--
Golding37   203931-
Field10   0391--
Bigge4   231--
Bulwer-Lytton6   2110--

Hertfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HM Harfordc Brown b Thompson0     
AJ Goldingc HE Kingston b Brown41     
GO Biggec WH Kingston b Brown8     
NS Bulwer-Lyttonc and b HE Kingston23     
F Fieldc Smith b Thompson20     
HE Whitec HE Kingston b Thompson8     
FT Gallowayc Smith b HE Kingston5     
H Highleyc Brown b HE Kingston6     
AB Reynoldsc Horton b HE Kingston1     
*+CD Fastnedgeb Thompson1     
G Wildersnot out0     
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(all out, 42.2 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-52, 3-57, 4-94, 5-103, 6-103, 7-110, 8-110, 9-113, 10-119 (42.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson16   5344--
HE Kingston10.21424--
Driffield7   1150--
Brown9   2222--

--> FT Galloway (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> TA Brown (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 12
--> NS Bulwer-Lytton (2) passed his previous highest score of 19 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HE Kingston achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Hertfordshire first innings (previous best was 6-38)
--> GJ Thompson reached 150 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Hertfordshire second innings
--> HE Kingston reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Hertfordshire second innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Northamptonshire won this return match at 3.55 pm on the second day by an innings and 15 runs and completed the double over Hertfordshire, having won the encounter between the two sides at St Albans the previous week, also by an innings. For the winners, H E Kingston took 11 wickets in the match for 99 runs, including 7 for 57 in the Hertfordshire first innings. There were 9 fours in Pool's 79.
For the losers, Golding top-scored with 41.
[Missing: Umpires.]
Sources: Hertfordshire Scorebook; Northampton Daily Chronicle 19,20 August; Northampton Daily Reporter 20 August; Northampton Herald 20,27 August; Northampton Mercury 19 August; Hertfordshire Leader 23 August; Watford Observer 27 August; The Sportsman 20,22 August.





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