Devon v Monmouthshire
Minor Counties Championship 1909 (West Division)
VenueThe County Cricket Ground, Exeter on 12th, 13th July 1909 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDevon won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDevon won by 1 wicket
PointsDevon 5; Monmouthshire 0
Close of play day 1Monmouthshire (1) 143/7 (WA Williams 22*)

Devon first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GC Harrisonb WA Williams76     
FO Wilsonb WA Williams36     
JF Orchardrun out27     
WF Lightb Stedman57     
+T Daviesc Stratton b Stedman11     
ED Youngb Silverlock6     
DC Bolesb WA Williams10     
JF Shelleyb WA Williams26     
JC Hartleyc WA Williams b Silverlock27     
*L Tamworthrun out12     
WH Astonnot out9     
Extras(9 b, 3 lb)12
Total(all out, 83.1 overs)309
Fall of wickets:
1-74, 2-140, 3-171, 4-208, 5-220, 6-220, 7-255, 8-264, 9-294, 10-309 (83.1 ov)
Monmouthshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
FG Phillips10   1350--
WA Williams27   3744--
Stedman14   3722--
Hudden4   1130--

Monmouthshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
M Strattonc Aston b Young25     
AJ Silverlockc Aston b Boles52     
*ES Phillipsb Hartley22     
EJ Diverc Boles b Hartley7     
TB Williamsrun out0     
WEC Huddenb Aston1     
WA Williamsnot out25     
FG Phillipsb Boles5     
LH Weightb Boles4     
LF Stedmanb Boles0     
+JR Williamslbw b Hartley10     
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)13
Total(all out, 55.2 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-79, 2-88, 3-110, 4-111, 5-115, 6-127, 7-143, 8-152, 9-152, 10-164 (55.2 ov)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Aston7   1211--
Boles18   1624--
Wilson3   017021
Light10   2190--
Young3   221--

Monmouthshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
WA Williamsb Boles3     
AJ Silverlockb Hartley22     
*ES Phillipsb Boles0     
M Strattonc Harrison b Boles72     
EJ Diverc Shelley b Young35     
TB Williamsnot out63     
WEC Huddenb Hartley0     
FG Phillipsc Tamworth b Light17     
LH Weightb Hartley2     
LF Stedmanc Shelley b Hartley0     
+JR Williamsc and b Hartley6     
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 79 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-13, 3-39, 4-117, 5-155, 6-155, 7-195, 8-205, 9-205, 10-227 (79 ov)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boles21   5423--
Hartley28   6775--
Aston10   1410--
Light12   3321--
Young3   0161--
Wilson5   11201-

Devon second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GC Harrisonc WA Williams b FG Phillips8     
FO Wilsonst JR Williams b Silverlock5     
JF Orchardb Silverlock9     
WF Lightb FG Phillips7     
+T Daviesc and b Silverlock13     
ED Youngc JR Williams b FG Phillips0     
DC Bolesc and b Silverlock3     
JF Shelleyb Silverlock3     
JC Hartleynot out22     
*L Tamworthrun out0     
WH Astonnot out10     
Extras(1 b, 2 nb)3
Total(9 wickets, 31 overs)83
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-13, 3-30, 4-30, 5-30, 6-41, 7-45, 8-52, 9-57
Monmouthshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Silverlock15   2515-2
FG Phillips14   2273--
WA Williams2   120--

--> FO Wilson made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ED Young made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ED Young made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> M Stratton (2) passed his previous highest score of 55 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JC Hartley achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Monmouthshire second innings (previous best was 4-70)
--> JC Hartley achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Monmouthshire second innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Devon won this close match by one wicket just before time, with the last wicket putting on the 26 runs needed for victory amid reported scenes of great excitement. The margin of victory was the narrowest of the season for a team successfully chasing a fourth innings target. The match was for T Davies's benefit. Monmouthshire followed on 145 runs behind and set Devon a victory target of 83 runs in 100 minutes. Hartley and Aston added 26 for the last wicket, the winning run being a bye. Weight at point missed catching Aston when the score was 72. For the winners, there were 9 fours in Harrison's 76 and 1 six and 9 fours in Light's 57. For Monmouthshire, there were 9 fours in Stratton's 72, 7 fours in T B Williams's 63 not out, and 6 fours in Silverlocks's 52.
[Missing: Umpires; precise time completed.]
Sources: Devon Scorebook; Devon and Exeter Daily Gazette 13,14 July; Western Daily Mercury 13,14 July; Western Morning News 13,14 July; Monmouthshire Evening Post 12,13 July; South Wales Argus 12,13,14 July; South Wales Daily News 13,14 July; Western Mail 13,14 July; The Sportsman 13,14 July; Cricket 22 July, p 283.





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