Northamptonshire v Berkshire
Minor Counties Championship 1900
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 8th August 1900 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBerkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by an innings and 34 runs
PointsNorthamptonshire 1; Berkshire -1
Umpires[unknown], J Relf

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*ACM Croomeb Thompson0     
AP Strangeb Thompson15     
EA Wattsb Thompson0     
CE Brownb Thompson1     
HM Worsleyc Smith b Cox23     
HL Collmannb Thompson0     
JA Yatesc Horton b Thompson0     
+HW Edwardsb Thompson2     
W Barkerc Smith b Thompson4     
WO Naresc WH Kingston b Cox0     
RR Relfnot out0     
Extras(2 b)2
Total(all out, 26.3 overs)47
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-6, 3-12, 4-19, 5-19, 6-19, 7-39, 8-47, 9-47, 10-47 (26.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cox13   3282--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Thompsonc Brown b Croome33     
WH Kingstonc Yates b Croome40     
GH Colsonc Edwards b Croome9     
W Eastb Brown4     
F Warrenb Croome2     
HE Kingstonc and b Brown1     
RF Knightc Relf b Brown5     
+BC Smithc and b Croome11     
*T Hortonlbw b Brown0     
WG Pinnernot out4     
M Coxrun out0     
Extras(4 b, 2 w)6
Total(all out, 60.4 overs)115
Fall of wickets:
1-70, 2-77, 3-86, 4-89, 5-90, 6-94, 7-103, 8-105, 9-?, 10-115 (60.4 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker13   5290--
Brown27   14294--
Worsley2   0150--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AP Strangeb East5     
CE Brownb East0     
HM Worsleyb Thompson0     
EA Wattsc Smith b East8     
*ACM Croomest Smith b Thompson0     
HL Collmannb East0     
JA Yatesc Smith b Thompson7     
+HW Edwardsb East1     
W Barkerb Thompson4     
WO Naresnot out2     
RR Relfc HE Kingston b East5     
Extras(2 b)2
Total(all out, 15.3 overs)34
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-6, 3-6, 4-7, 5-8, 6-21, 7-21, 8-27, 9-27, 10-34 (15.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson8   2214--

--> The match was scheduled for two days but completed in one.
--> RR Relf made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HL Collmann made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JA Yates made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WO Nares made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GJ Thompson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Berkshire first innings (previous best was 8-81)
--> W East achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Berkshire second innings (previous best was 6-33)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
The match was completed on the first day, with Northamptonshire winning by an innings and 34 runs. For the winners, Thompson took 12 wickets in the match for 38 runs. W H Kingston top-scored with 40. The match aggregate of 196 runs was the lowest of the season for a completed match, and it was also a new low for the Championship, the previous lowest aggregate being 232 runs when Worcestershire beat Norfolk at Worcester in 1896. Berkshire's second innings total of 34 was the second lowest of the season. Berkshire were dismissed twice for under fifty. The Berkshire run aggregate of 81 was also a new low for the competition; the previous low was 91 runs by Norfolk against Hertfordshire at Bishop's Stortord in 1895. The game marked R R Relf's debut for Berkshire at age 16. Interspersed with a career with Sussex, he was to play his final championship match for Berkshire in the 1946 season.
[Missing: One umpire; in Northamptonshire inns fall of 9th wicket; time completed.]
Sources: Northampton Daily Chronicle 8 August; Northampton Daily Reporter 8,9 August; Northampton Herald 11 August; Northampton Mercury 10 August; Berkshire Chronicle 11 August; Reading Mercury 10 August; Reading Standard 10 August.





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