Berkshire v Dorset
Minor Counties Championship 1909 (East Division)
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 4th, 5th August 1909 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultDorset won by an innings and 139 runs
PointsBerkshire 0; Dorset 5
Close of play day 1Berkshire (1) 61/4 (Strange 10*)

Dorset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PFC Williamsc Wells b Simpson15      
WH Arundellc [unknown] b Simpson26      
AM Harrisonc Nepean b Garnett21      
FAS Sewellb Simpson76      
HCB Cumminsb Shoosmith20      
CP Gooddenb Simpson1      
GM Gordonst EF Rowe b Garnett102      
HF Hodgesrun out32      
WH Harrisonc [unknown] b Garnett5      
+GE Davisc Shoosmith b Williams32      
FC Staceynot out49      
Total(all out, 107 overs)392
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-392 (107 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Simpson29   31084--
Shoosmith35   91011--
Garnett19   3733--
Page-Roberts7   1230--
Wells12   1490--
Metcalfe1   050--
Williams4   1201--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Garnettc Hodges b Sewell7      
FE Rowec AM Harrison b WH Harrison16      
HD Wellsc Williams b Sewell16      
AP Strangec Goodden b Cummins46      
FW Metcalfeb Stacey0      
GE Williamsb Cummins22      
*CEMY Nepeanc Gordon b Sewell0      
HW Shoosmithb Gordon9      
+EF Rowec Hodges b Cummins7      
FW Page-Robertsnot out7      
Simpsonc Hodges b Cummins0      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)15
Total(all out, 54.3 overs)145
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-145 (54.3 ov)
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WH Harrison11   32512-
Sewell24   5543--
Stacey7   1201--
Gordon3   191--

Berkshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
E Garnettb Stacey4      
FE Rowec Goodden b Stacey14      
HD Wellsc Hodges b Sewell5      
AP Strangest Davis b Sewell33      
FW Metcalfec WH Harrison b Stacey7      
GE Williamsb Stacey15      
*CEMY Nepeanb Stacey12      
HW Shoosmithnot out8      
+EF Roweb Sewell0      
FW Page-Robertsb Stacey0      
Simpsonb Sewell1      
Total(all out, 37.4 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-108 (37.4 ov)
Dorset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Stacey19   5336--
Cummins1   020--

--> GE Davis made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FC Stacey (1) passed his previous highest score of 31 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FW Page-Roberts made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Dorset won this return match on the second day after Berkshire followed on 247 runs behind on first innings. The match between the two sides at Dorchester the previous week had also been won by Dorset. For the winners, Gordon scores 102 and Sewell 76. In the Berkshire second innings Stacey took
6 wickets for 33 runs. For the losers, Strange top-scored in both innings with 46 and 33.
[Missing: Toss; umpires; extras breakdown; fall of wickets; in Dorset innings breakdown and duration of Gordon's 102, boundaries in Sewell's 76, and which Rowe held the two catches; in Berkshire second innings batting order; Simpson's initials; time completed.]
Sources: Berkshire Chronicle 7 August; Reading Mercury 7 August; Reading Observer 7 August; Sporting Life 5,6 August; The Sportsman 5,6 August Cricket 19 August, p 347.
It is not known which Rowe caught WH Arundell or W Harrison





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