Hampshire v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1946
VenueUnited Services Ground, Portsmouth on 19th, 20th, 21st June 1946 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsHampshire 0; Northamptonshire 4
UmpiresF Chester, N Kilner
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (1) 108/4 (Whitfield 3*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookesc Eagar b Herman1     
CP Davisc and b Knott36     
W Barronb Hill46     
JE Timmsb Hill21     
EW Whitfieldc Eagar b Bailey38     
+HW Greenwoodc Herman b Knott10     
RJ Partridgeb Hill2     
WT Nevellc Herman b Hill17     
WE Merrittc Rogers b Hill2     
*PE Murray-Willisnot out2     
EW Clarkc McCorkell b Hill0     
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(all out, 81.4 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-57, 3-99, 4-108, 5-139, 6-146, 7-172, 8-174, 9-174, 10-177 (81.4 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Herman10   0331--
Heath6   280--
Knott26   3702--
Dean10   1270--
Bailey4   221--

Hampshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Arnoldc Greenwood b Clark33     
+NT McCorkellb Merritt29     
G Hillc Barron b Merritt14     
J Baileyc Nevell b Clark2     
AG Holtst Greenwood b Merritt2     
*EDR Eagarb Clark3     
NH Rogersc Davis b Merritt9     
OW Hermanc Murray-Willis b Merritt2     
TA Deanc Brookes b Partridge15     
CJ Knottnot out2     
GEM Heathb Merritt2     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(all out, 56.4 overs)118
Fall of wickets:
1-57, 2-71, 3-74, 4-83, 5-88, 6-88, 7-90, 8-114, 9-114, 10-118 (56.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clark17   4333--
Partridge16   9181--
Nevell7   1180--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PE Murray-Willisb Bailey0     
CP Davisnot out8     
WT Nevellb Bailey8     
D Brookesdid not bat      
W Barrondid not bat      
JE Timmsdid not bat      
EW Whitfielddid not bat      
+HW Greenwooddid not bat      
RJ Partridgedid not bat      
WE Merrittdid not bat      
EW Clarkdid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 7.2 overs)16
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-16 (7.2 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dean4   0130--

--> NT McCorkell (1) passed 9000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 17
--> WE Merritt reached 500 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Hampshire first innings
--> WE Merritt reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Hampshire first innings

Northamptonshire declared on 38/1 when play was possible after an interruption on Day 2 but this would have infringed Law 54 which forbade a declaration on the first day of a two day game later than 100 minutes before the close. The Hampshire openers had walked out to bat before this was discovered and Northamptonshire then continued batting.





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