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
--> 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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