Northamptonshire v Berkshire
Minor Counties Championship 1899
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 21st, 22nd August 1899 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossBerkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 10 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 1; Berkshire -1
UmpiresJ Relf, A Stockwin
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 206/4 (Thompson 17*, East 7*)

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*ACM Croomeb Thompson0     
LP Collinslbw b Thompson1     
FM Ingramc Thompson b Brown66     
HL Wetheredb Brown14     
+EA Wattsc Smith b East43     
HM Worsleyb Brown20     
H Barrettb Brown0     
WM Greenfieldb Brown0     
AB Croomnot out10     
W Barkerlbw b Brown0     
R Beddingc HE Kingston b Thompson21     
Extras(10 b, 6 lb)16
Total(all out, 76.3 overs)191
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-1, 3-26, 4-104, 5-141, 6-141, 7-156, 8-156, 9-156, 10-191 (76.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown25   11346--
HE Kingston6   0240--
Driffield5   1170--
East8   1281--
Horton3   130--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*T Hortonc Collins b Barrett105     
HE Kingstonlbw b Croom47     
WH Kingstonrun out0     
GJ Thompsonc Barker b Barrett38     
GH Colsonc and b Croom4     
W Eastc Collins b Croom43     
CJT Poolc Greenfield b Barrett12     
TA Brownc Collins b Croom10     
LT Driffieldnot out36     
F Warrenb Worsley23     
+BC Smithnot out10     
Extras(22 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)30
Total(9 wickets, declared, 123 overs)358
Fall of wickets:
1-112, 2-113, 3-?, 4-?, 5-249, 6-265, 7-285, 8-285, 9-339
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker26   6740-1
Barrett39   16723--
Worsley12   2251--
Bedding15   2370--
Croome4   0240--
Croom27   7964-1

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LP Collinsc Pool b HE Kingston43     
*ACM Croomec Horton b Thompson40     
FM Ingramc WH Kingston b East52     
HL Wetheredb Thompson6     
+EA Wattsc WH Kingston b Thompson12     
HM Worsleyc Driffield b East0     
H Barrettc Pool b East10     
WM Greenfieldc Brown b Thompson0     
AB Croomnot out5     
R Beddingb Thompson3     
W Barkerc WH Kingston b East4     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 84.4 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-52, 2-121, 3-137, 4-154, 5-158, 6-162, 7-162, 8-173, 9-176, 10-181 (84.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson31   10625--
Brown15   5270--
HE Kingston7   2111--
Driffield5   350--
Horton6   1290--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+BC Smithnot out7     
HE Kingstonnot out8     
*T Hortondid not bat      
WH Kingstondid not bat      
GJ Thompsondid not bat      
GH Colsondid not bat      
W Eastdid not bat      
CJT Pooldid not bat      
TA Browndid not bat      
LT Driffielddid not bat      
F Warrendid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 3.1 overs)16
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barrett1   020--
Collins1   050--

--> HM Worsley made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HL Wethered made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> R Bedding made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> R Bedding (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> T Horton (1) passed his previous highest score of 97 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> T Horton (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HE Kingston (1) passed 1000 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 22
--> LT Driffield (1) passed his previous highest score of 33 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> BC Smith (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 8
--> AB Croom achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 0-36)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Northamptonshire won this return match by ten wickets shortly after 6.00 pm on the second day, thus repeating their success earlier in the month at Reading. For the winners, Horton's 105 was scored in little over an hour and included 14 fours, 3 threes and 10 twos. In the Northamptonshire first innings, Horton and H E Kingston put on 112 runs for the first wicket, and Driffield and Warren 54 for the ninth. For Berkshire, Ingram's two scores of 66 and 52 contained 3 fours and 4 fours respectively.
Watts kept wicket for Berkshire on the first day of the Northamptonshire first innings, when 20 byes were conceded, and Croome on the second.
When he had scored 22 in the Northamptonshire first innings, H E Kingston reached the career milestone of one thousand runs in championship matches.
[Missing: In Northamptonshire 1st inns fall of 3rd and 4th wickets; in Northamptonshire 2nd inns nature of extra.]
Sources: Northampton Daily Chronicle 22 August; Northampton Daily Reporter 21,22,23 August; Berkshire Chronicle 26 August; Reading Mercury 26 August; Reading Standard 25 August; The Sportsman 22,23 August.





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