Northamptonshire v Hertfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1903
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 10th, 11th July 1903 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 1; Hertfordshire 0
Close of play day 1Hertfordshire (1) 56/3 (Golding 15*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Kingstonb White17     
GK Papillonc Metcalfe b Coleman21     
GJ Thompsonb White65     
M Coxb Golding17     
HE Kingstonc White b Coleman67     
*T Hortonnot out54     
W Eastb White16     
TE Manningb White6     
H Hawkinsb Coleman8     
+BC Smithlbw b Coleman3     
AW Moldb Coleman11     
Extras(9 b, 1 lb)10
Total(all out, 126 overs)295
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-38, 3-65, 4-182, 5-202, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-295 (126 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
White48   121124--
Coleman40   101045--
WJ Rudd25   5330--
Golding6   0211--
Metcalfe7   2150--

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HE Whitec Smith b East9     
GO Biggest Smith b East24     
CT Ruddb East4     
AJ Goldingb Thompson22     
EJ Metcalfec Smith b East0     
*HJ Hillb Mold54     
CCT Dollb Thompson2     
WE Colemanst Smith b Hawkins5     
CP Deedeslbw b East27     
+F Escombec East b Thompson10     
WJ Ruddnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(all out, 64.2 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-56, 4-64, 5-64, 6-97, 7-106, 8-140, 9-164, 10-164 (64.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
East24   8555--
Mold6   2281--
Hawkins8   0241--

Hertfordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
HE Whitec Mold b Thompson24     
GO Biggeb Hawkins11     
CT Ruddc Smith b Mold30     
AJ Goldingnot out100     
EJ Metcalfest Smith b Cox24     
*HJ Hillc Papillon b Thompson9     
CCT Dollnot out8     
WE Colemandid not bat      
CP Deedesdid not bat      
+F Escombedid not bat      
WJ Rudddid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(5 wickets, 79 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-44, 3-90, 4-162, 5-191
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson29   7682-1
East13   4260--
Hawkins13   6211-1
Cox8   1201--
HE Kingston5   0250--
Mold7   2221--
Horton4   0240--

--> CP Deedes made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> F Escombe made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AW Mold made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GK Papillon (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 19
--> AW Mold (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GJ Thompson reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Hertfordshire second innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
This match was drawn after Hertfordshire had followed on 131 runs in arrears. For the visitors, there were 12 fours, 3 threes and 10 twos in Golding's match-saving second innings of 100 not out, scored in under 3 hours. Hills's 54 included 2 fours. For the home team, H E Kingston's 67 included 6 fours, Thompson's 65 contained 3 fours, and Horton's 54 not out included 2 fours. Thompson and H E Kingston put on 117 runs for the Northamptonshire fourth wicket, which was the third highest partnership for that wicket during the season. The six dismissals made by Smith were the most by a wicket-keeper in a match during the season, a feat equalled by two others. The 48 overs bowled by White were the most during the season in an innings, and the 112 runs he conceded were the equal third highest of the season.
[Missing: Umpires; part fall of wickets.]
Sources: Northampton Daily Chronicle 11,13 July; Northampton Daily Reporter 11,13 July; Northampton Herald 18 July; Northampton Mercury 10,17 July; Barnet Times 17 July; Herts Advertiser 18 July; Herts Leader 14 July; Hertfordshire Express 18 July; Hertfordshire Standard 17 July; Watford Observer 18 July; The Sportsman 11,13 July.





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