Surrey Second XI v Northamptonshire
Minor Counties Championship 1903
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 29th, 30th June 1903 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSurrey Second XI 1; Northamptonshire 0
UmpiresR Barber, AG Eldridge
Close of play day 1Surrey Second XI (1) 148/2 (Baker 57*, Spring 8*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GK Papillonc Gooder b Smith2      
WH Kingstonc Graburn b Smith6      
GJ Thompsonnot out146      
HE Kingstonc Stedman b Smith1      
CJT Poolb Smith0      
*T Hortonc Stedman b Gooder14      
W Eastb Gooder18      
TE Manningc Kersley b Smith21      
H Hawkinsrun out3      
+BC Smithc Kersley b Smith4      
AW Moldb Smith0      
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 2 w)14
Total(all out, 85 overs)229
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-11, 3-17, 4-23, 5-63, 6-131, 7-188, 8-214, 9-229, 10-229 (85 ov)
Surrey Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith35   87472-
Jackson17   2450--
Gooder21   3472--
Kersley6   1270--
Davis6   0220--

Surrey Second XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Wiltshireb East65      
A Bakerb East63      
EG Goatlyc Smith b East13      
WA Springc Smith b East19      
+F Stedmanc Mold b East7      
*WT Graburnc Thompson b East21      
T Kersleyst Smith b East14      
WE Davisc WH Kingston b East0      
LMH Gooderc Horton b East21      
WC Smithrun out0      
MT Jacksonnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 79.3 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-102, 2-118, 3-157, 4-165, 5-187, 6-196, 7-199, 8-210, 9-224, 10-231 (79.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mold13   2370--
Thompson22   2670-1
Hawkins7   0190--
HE Kingston2   0200--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GK Papillonc Smith b Gooder16      
WH Kingstonc and b Smith48      
HE Kingstonc Spring b Smith7      
CJT Poolc Smith b Gooder12      
*T Hortonb Smith92      
GJ Thompsonnot out55      
W Eastdid not bat      
TE Manningdid not bat      
H Hawkinsdid not bat      
+BC Smithdid not bat      
AW Molddid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(5 wickets, declared, 75.4 overs)233
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-44, 3-79, 4-91, 5-233 (75.4 ov)
Surrey Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gooder26   4572--
Davis4   0200--
Spring4   0190--
Jackson10   1270--
Kersley6   1230--

Surrey Second XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Wiltshirec East b Mold10      
A Bakerst Smith b East25      
EG Goatlyc Horton b Thompson16      
WA Springc Mold b Thompson1      
+F Stedmanc WH Kingston b Thompson14      
*WT Graburnb Hawkins0      
T Kersleynot out32      
LMH Goodernot out5      
WE Davisdid not bat      
WC Smithdid not bat      
MT Jacksondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(6 wickets, 38 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-39, 3-46, 4-60, 5-60, 6-88
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
East13   4211--
Mold9   1311--
Thompson9   4103-2
Hawkins4   0101--
HE Kingston3   0310--

--> E Wiltshire (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 28
--> WA Spring made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> W East achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Surrey Second XI first innings (previous best was 6-11)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
This return match was drawn. Northamptonshire had won the game between the two sides at Northampton earlier in the month. For the visitors, there were 17 fours, 4 threes and 11 twos in Thompson's 146, an innings of just under 3 hours. Horton's 92 included 1 five and 9 fours, and Thompson's 55 not out contained 5 fours. In the Northamptonshire first innings, Thompson and Manning added 57 runs for the seventh wicket. In the Northamptonshire second innings, Horton and Thompson added 142 for the fifth wicket, which was the highest partnership for that wicket during the season. East took 10 wickets in the match for 101 runs, including 9 for 80 in the Surrey 2nd XI first innings, which was statistically the third best innings bowling performance of the season. Thompson's run aggregate for the match of 201 was the equal second highest of the season. For the home team, W C Smith took 10 wickets in the match for 158 runs. The 60.4 overs he bowled in the match were the third highest of the season and the 158 runs conceded the highest of the year. Wiltshire's 65 contained 8 fours and Baker's 63 1 five and 7 fours. They had an opening partnership of 102 runs in the Surrey 2nd XI first innings.
[Missing: Complete.]
Sources: Surrey Year Book 1903, p 122; Northampton Herald 4 July; Northampton Mercury 3 July; Northampton Daily Chronicle 30 June, 1 July; Northampton Daily Reporter 30 June; The Sportsman 30 June, 1 July.





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