Norfolk v Berkshire
Minor Counties Championship 1910 (Final)
VenueCounty Ground, Lakenham on 31st August, 1st September 1910 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBerkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorfolk won by an innings and 150 runs
UmpiresT Attewell, G Perkins
Close of play day 1Norfolk (1) 106/4 (GA Stevens 50*, Birkbeck 1*)

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GGM Bennettc Fulcher b Falcon0     
CG Hillb Raikes23     
H Broughamc Falcon b Raikes27     
FE Roweb Allsopp4     
HW Shoosmithc GA Stevens b Allsopp4     
WY Woodburnc GA Stevens b Allsopp4     
G Belcherc Treglown b Raikes10     
*CEMY Nepeanst Thurgar b Raikes40     
HV Whichelownot out20     
+EF Roweb Allsopp12     
GM Hawksworthc Thurgar b Allsopp1     
Extras(4 b, 4 w)8
Total(all out, 62.5 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-42, 3-53, 4-61, 5-63, 6-74, 7-78, 8-128, 9-149, 10-153 (62.5 ov)
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Falcon12   72813-
Gibson7   1250--
Raikes22   55041-
Fulcher1   100--

Norfolk first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+RW Thurgarb Hawksworth12     
CJH Treglownc Hill b Woodburn15     
GA Stevensc Nepean b Belcher201     
*GB Raikesc Hawksworth b Belcher9     
M Falconlbw b Woodburn12     
GW Birkbeckb Woodburn24     
W Thursbyst EF Rowe b Belcher23     
TC Allsopplbw b Belcher0     
NW Stevensc Hill b Hawksworth57     
EJ Fulcherb Hawksworth30     
E Gibsonnot out1     
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 121.2 overs)397
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-34, 3-79, 4-100, 5-179, 6-243, 7-247, 8-335, 9-395, 10-397 (121.2 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Belcher31   210141-
Woodburn36   61363--
Shoosmith5   0300-1
Whichelow4   0180--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GGM Bennettc GA Stevens b Gibson4     
CG Hillb Falcon9     
H Broughamc NW Stevens b Gibson1     
FE Rowec Allsopp b Gibson13     
HW Shoosmithc Falcon b Raikes10     
WY Woodburnc NW Stevens b Raikes9     
G Belcherst Thurgar b Raikes9     
*CEMY Nepeanc Raikes b Allsopp10     
HV Whichelownot out16     
+EF Rowec GA Stevens b Allsopp4     
GM Hawksworthc Gibson b Allsopp6     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 w)3
Total(all out, 46 overs)94
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-14, 3-16, 4-39, 5-41, 6-56, 7-59, 8-82, 9-86, 10-94 (46 ov)
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Falcon11   31411-
Gibson19   6303--
Raikes12   1323--
Allsopp4   0153--

--> GA Stevens (1) passed his previous highest score of 170 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> NW Stevens made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> NW Stevens (1) passed his previous highest score of 33 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.
Norfolk, who were the strong favourites, won this play-off for the Championship title by an innings and 150 runs at 5.30 pm on the second day. Three days had been put aside for this match, but the third one was not required. It was the third time Norfolk had won the competition, having done so jointly with Durham and Worcestershire in 1895, and solely in 1905. The feature of the Norfolk's performance was G A Stevens's 201, which was the highest score of the season and the only double-century. His 201 runs was also the highest match run aggregate by a batsman during the season. Going in at the fall of the first wicket, he was eighth out. His innings lasted for 3 hours and forty minutes and included 30 fours, 2 threes and 18 twos. N W Stevens's 57 contained 6 fours. In the Norfolk innings, the Stevens brothers added 88 runs for the eighth wicket and N W Stevens and Fulcher 60 for the ninth. Allsopp took 8 wickets in the match for 57 runs and Raikes 7 for 82. For the losers, Nepean top-scored with 40. In the Berkshire first innings, Nepean and Whichelow put on 50 runs for the eighth wicket. Hawksworth's 45.2 overs in the Norfolk innings were the most bowled in the season. The 136 runs conceded by Woodburn in the Norfolk innings were the second highest during the season.
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Sources: Eastern Daily Press 1,2 September; Eastern Evening News 31 August, 1 September; Norfolk Chronicle 3 September; Norwich Mercury 3 September; Berkshire Chronicle 3 September; The Sportsman 1,2 September; Cricket 8 September, p 386; Wisden 1911, p 357.





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