Surrey Second XI v Wiltshire
Minor Counties Championship 1899
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 17th, 18th July 1899 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossWiltshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey Second XI won by an innings and 233 runs
PointsSurrey Second XI 1; Wiltshire -1
UmpiresF Gladwin, AE Street
Close of play day 1Surrey Second XI (1) 402/5 (Miller 186*, Kersley 2*)

Wiltshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
OG Radcliffeb Dolbey0     
CS Awdryb Dolbey25     
JE Stevensb WJ Baker20     
WS Medlicottc and b WJ Baker5     
HS Snellb Dolbey8     
*AM Millerb Nice18     
T Smartb Dolbey0     
W Georgeb Dolbey4     
WRR Smithc and b Thompson20     
+ES Fordb Nice0     
W Overtonnot out0     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 35.3 overs)103
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-39, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-70, 8-103, 9-103, 10-103 (35.3 ov)
Surrey Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dolbey16   2385--
Hayes4   0230--
WJ Baker12   5242--
Nice2   032--

Surrey Second XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
N Millerrun out188     
A Bakerb Smith5     
EG Hayesc and b Overton43     
L Walkerc Radcliffe b Smart0     
H Thompsonc Overton b Miller73     
WJ Bakerc and b Overton79     
T Kersleyb Smith4     
EHL Nicenot out0     
HO Dolbeydid not bat      
*WT Graburndid not bat      
+F Stedmandid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 1 w)14
Total(7 wickets, declared, 111.3 overs)406
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-93, 3-96, 4-232, 5-390, 6-405, 7-406 (111.3 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith16   1612--
Smart28   8881--
Overton18   5642--
Awdry10   0450--
Radcliffe9   2340--
George4   2120--

Wiltshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
OG Radcliffeb WJ Baker3     
CS Awdryb Dolbey2     
JE Stevensb Dolbey6     
WS Medlicottb Dolbey8     
HS Snellb WJ Baker3     
*AM Millerb Dolbey2     
T Smartb Dolbey7     
W Georgeb Dolbey11     
WRR Smithc Walker b WJ Baker11     
+ES Fordnot out7     
W Overtonb Dolbey1     
Extras(8 b, 1 lb)9
Total(all out, 32.3 overs)70
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-70 (32.3 ov)
Surrey Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WJ Baker16   4283--

--> N Miller made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Thompson (1) passed his previous highest score of 54 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WJ Baker (1) passed his previous highest score of 40 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WT Graburn made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HO Dolbey achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Wiltshire first innings (previous best was 5-78)
--> HO Dolbey achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Wiltshire second innings (previous best was 5-38)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Surrey 2nd XI won this match by an innings and 233 runs early in the afternoon on the second day. They thus completed the 'double' over Wiltshire, having also won when the teams met at Swindon in June. Only two hours of play were needed on the second day and the Wiltshire second innings lasted 90 minutes. For the winners, debutant N Miller scored 188, an innings which took 270 minutes and included 2 fives, 22 fours, 6 threes and 18 twos. Surrey delayed their declaration on the second day to give him the opportunity to reach his double century, but he was run out after adding only 2 runs to his overnight score. It was a new record score for the Championship, exceeding the 176 scored by H K Foster for Worcestershire against Hertfordshire at Watford in 1896. It was to be overtaken in August by J F Marsh, who scored 200 not out for Oxfordshire v Buckinghamshire at Aylesbury. W J Baker's 79 included 1 five and 10 fours, and Thompson's 73 contained 2 fives and 7 fours.
In the Surrey innings, N Miller and Thompson added 136 runs for the fourth wicket, which was the second highest partnership for this wicket during the season, and N Miller and W J Baker put on 158 runs for the fifth wicket, which was a new record partnership for that wicket. The latter exceeded the record of 149 jointly held by W H Kingston and H E Kingston for Northamptonshire against Staffordshire at Northampton, and by R G E Mortimer and G Elsey for Northumberland against Cambridgeshire at Cambridge, both in 1897. Dolbey took 12 wickets in the match for 71 runs, including 7 for 33 in the Wiltshire second innings. The margin of victory was a new record for the Championship, exceeding the innings and 187 runs win by Berkshire against Oxfordshire at Reading in 1898.
[Missing: Part fall of wickets; in Wiltshire 2nd inns batting order; in Surrey inns who bowled wide; precise time completed.]
Sources: Surrey Year Book 1899, p 123; North Wilts Herald 21 July; Wiltshire Chronicle 22 July; Wiltshire Telegraph 22 July; The Sportsman 17,18 July.





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