Cornwall v Devon
Minor Counties Championship 1909 (West Division)
VenueRoskear, Camborne on 16th July 1909 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCornwall won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDevon won by 2 wickets
PointsCornwall 0; Devon 5

Cornwall first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*H Tresawnab Waller9      
WN Bickford-Smithb Coate15      
C Trevarthenc Coate b Waller10      
AR Godrichc and b Waller4      
AB Lubbockb Aston20      
JC Bickford-Smithc Light b Coate4      
G Harveyb Coate10      
GH Escottlbw b Aston4      
+RF Vibartb Sturt17      
E Hawkenc Sturt b Waller31      
FJ Whitingnot out0      
Extras(7 b, 1 lb)8
Total(all out, 37.1 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-34, 3-34, 4-39, 5-48, 6-70, 7-75, 8-92, 9-114, 10-132 (37.1 ov)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coate15   2703--
Sturt4   091--
Aston10   3232--

Devon first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FO Wilsonc WN Bickford-Smith b Hawken10      
JF Orchardc Vibart b Hawken1      
WF Lightc Hawken b Whiting5      
+T Daviesb Whiting14      
HC Featherstonec Godrich b Hawken10      
JF Shelleyb Whiting32      
WF Sturtc Tresawna b Hawken1      
RCS Wallerc Escott b Hawken2      
*L Tamworthc Vibart b Whiting6      
RF Coatest Vibart b Hawken17      
WH Astonnot out9      
Extras(11 b, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 30.3 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-18, 3-28, 4-35, 5-59, 6-84, 7-86, 8-87, 9-98, 10-119 (30.3 ov)
Cornwall bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Whiting15   3454--

Cornwall second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*H Tresawnab Aston6      
WN Bickford-Smithc Shelley b Aston5      
C Trevarthenb Coate0      
AR Godrichb Aston1      
AB Lubbockc Wilson b Coate12      
JC Bickford-Smithnot out14      
G Harveyb Aston7      
GH Escottb Aston0      
+RF Vibartb Coate5      
E Hawkenc Davies b Waller8      
FJ Whitingb Waller0      
Extras(4 b, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 21 overs)63
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-8, 3-9, 4-28, 5-28, 6-45, 7-45, 8-50, 9-63, 10-63 (21 ov)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coate8   13431-
Aston10   3195--
Waller3   152--

Devon second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WF Lightb Whiting34      
FO Wilsonc WN Bickford-Smith b Hawken14      
+T Daviesc and b Whiting0      
HC Featherstoneb Hawken2      
JF Shelleyc JC Bickford-Smith b Whiting13      
JF Orchardrun out7      
WF Sturtc WN Bickford-Smith b Hawken2      
RCS Wallernot out4      
*L Tamworthc Lubbock b Whiting0      
RF Coatenot out0      
WH Astondid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(8 wickets, 23.2 overs)77
Fall of wickets:
1-48, 2-48, 3-50, 4-52, 5-68, 6-72, 7-75, 8-76
Cornwall bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Whiting12   3364--

--> The match was scheduled for two days but completed in one.
--> AR Godrich made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AB Lubbock made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RCS Waller made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RF Coate (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> E Hawken achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Devon first innings (previous best was 4-61)
--> E Hawken achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Devon first innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Devon won by two wickets shortly after 6.15 pm on the first day. The margin of victory was the second closest of the season for a team successfully chasing a fourth innings target. When the visitors began their second innings, they required 77 runs to win with 75 minutes of play remaining on the first day. The pitch started to crumble from early on and was the subject of much criticism from both sides. It was described as 'wretched' by several players and others said that it was the worst they had played on all season. No batsmen scored fifty, with the top scores being 34 by Light for Devon and 31 by Hawken for Cornwall.
Light's 34 contained 1 six and 6 fours. There was talk about moving the fixture with Carmarthenshire due to be played at Camborne at the beginning of August, but it came to nothing.
[Missing: Umpires.]
Sources: Devon Scorebook; Cornish Telegraph 22 July; Royal Cornwall Gazette 22 July; West Briton 19 July; Western Daily Mercury 17 July; Western Morning News 17 July; The Sportsman 17 July; Cricket 5 August, p 320.





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