Wiltshire v Lincolnshire
Minor Counties Championship 1909 (Semi-Final)
VenueCounty Ground, Trowbridge on 25th, 26th August 1909 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWiltshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWiltshire won by 128 runs
UmpiresTH Holton, G Perkins
Close of play day 1Wiltshire (2) 6/0 (Miller 1*, Smith 4*)

Wiltshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CS Awdryc and b Cooke4     
JE Stevensc Hatt b Cooke1     
AW Newmanb Cooke0     
SJH Tauntonb Geeson15     
RW Awdryb Geeson11     
TTN Perkinsb Geeson13     
*AM Millerb Geeson5     
+GC Davenportb Geeson13     
SR Nicholsonnot out19     
WRR Smithc Hatt b Geeson3     
H Mitchellc Thompson b Broughton3     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 0 nb, 1 w)3
Total(all out, 44.2 overs)90
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-4, 3-5, 4-30, 5-31, 6-49, 7-50, 8-69, 9-?, 10-90 (44.2 ov)
Lincolnshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cooke16   53831-
Geeson22   10316--

Lincolnshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AS Hattc Davenport b Newman2     
WW Winnb Newman3     
JJ Broughtonc Perkins b Mitchell11     
*WE Thompsonb Newman5     
EE Rileyb Mitchell3     
JW Dayb Mitchell4     
ET Cookeb Newman10     
JA Brookec Taunton b Newman3     
JN Wormanc and b Mitchell1     
F Geesonnot out13     
+GJ Allenb Newman3     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 1 nb, 0 w)2
Total(all out, 38.1 overs)60
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-13, 3-19, 4-25, 5-29, 6-29, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-60 (38.1 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mitchell19   11294--
Smith1   010-1

Wiltshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AM Millerb Cooke13     
WRR Smithb Riley19     
CS Awdryb Broughton5     
RW Awdryc Hatt b Geeson39     
SR Nicholsonnot out61     
JE Stevensc Broughton b Riley27     
TTN Perkinsc Geeson b Riley0     
SJH Tauntonb Riley0     
AW Newmanb Worman0     
+GC Davenportb Riley0     
H Mitchellb Riley4     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 1 nb, 0 w)5
Total(all out, 65.4 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-?, 3-50, 4-113, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-173 (65.4 ov)
Lincolnshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cooke10   3281--
Geeson16   5381--
Broughton13   3241--
Worman10   1221--
Brooke6   0290--

Lincolnshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AS Hattst Davenport b Mitchell2     
WW Winnc Taunton b Mitchell6     
*WE Thompsonc RW Awdry b Newman0     
JJ Broughtonb Mitchell10     
EE Rileyc Newman b Mitchell11     
JW Dayb Mitchell14     
ET Cookeb Mitchell4     
JA Brookeb Newman9     
JN Wormannot out13     
F Geesonb Newman0     
+GJ Allenb Newman0     
Total(all out, 32 overs)75
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-8, 3-?, 4-?, 5-31, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-75 (32 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mitchell16   6256--
Newman16   2444--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> WW Winn made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AS Hatt made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WW Winn made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AW Newman achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Lincolnshire first innings (previous best was 6-70)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Wiltshire won this semi-final match with a day to spare by 128 runs at 4.20 pm on the second day. Rain had fallen for several days before the match and because of the wet wicket the start on the first day was delayed until after 2.00 pm. Bad light subsequently stopped play early shortly after 6.00 pm. Lincolnshire required 204 runs to win in their second innings with over 3 hours of play remaining, but the 'pitch was cut up a great deal' and their innings lasted just 90 minutes. For the winners, Mitchell and Newman both took 10 wickets in the match for 54 and 72 runs respectively, and Nicholson scored 61 not out.
[Missing: Extras breakdown; part fall of wickets; in Wiltshire second innings boundaries in Nicholson's 61 not out, and part batting order; in Lincolnshire second innings batting order.]
Sources: Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette 26 August, 2 September; North Wilts Guardian 27 August; Swindon Advertiser 27 August; Wiltshire Times 28 August; Lincolnshire Free Press 31 August; Nottingham Guardian 26,27 August;
Sporting Life 26,27 August; The Sportsman 26,27 August; Cricket 2 September, p 370.





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