Norfolk v Hertfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1896
VenueCounty Ground, Lakenham on 3rd, 4th August 1896 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossHertfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorfolk 0; Hertfordshire 0
UmpiresGJ Rye, WT Westell
Close of play day 1Norfolk (1) 74/3 (Bathurst 51*, Raikes 0*)

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GH Smallb Mack32     
A Butcherc Frere b Mack28     
VA Titchmarshc Mack b Shore87     
AS Crawleyc Shore b Raikes84     
FW Polandb Hoare11     
*H Piggc Skrimshire b Raikes52     
HE Whiteb Skrimshire56     
J Woodsc Frere b Raikes1     
HJ Sharpeb Skrimshire1     
F Fieldc and b Skrimshire8     
+GEB Pritchettnot out4     
Extras(11 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)18
Total(all out, 131.1 overs)382
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-71, 3-227, 4-255, 5-260, 6-358, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-382 (131.1 ov)
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shore33   12641--
Morley16   2680--
Raikes41   131013-2
Mack17   3562--
Bathurst10   1360--
Hoare9   0291--

Norfolk first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Skrimshireb Titchmarsh0     
LCV Bathurstc and b Titchmarsh56     
F Daviesc White b Titchmarsh21     
AR Hoareb Titchmarsh1     
GB Raikesb Titchmarsh27     
*AR Buxtonc and b Titchmarsh4     
T Morleynot out28     
SD Pagec Butcher b White9     
+LRT Frerec Pigg b White0     
ESP Mackc Poland b White1     
C Shorec White b Titchmarsh0     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(all out, 63 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-63, 3-?, 4-82, 5-92, 6-132, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-150 (63 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Titchmarsh32   15597--
White16   6393--
Woods15   3490--

Norfolk second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
LCV Bathurstc White b Titchmarsh17     
T Morleyc Pritchett b Titchmarsh37     
F Daviesnot out13     
GB Raikesnot out19     
JF Skrimshiredid not bat      
AR Hoaredid not bat      
*AR Buxtondid not bat      
SD Pagedid not bat      
+LRT Freredid not bat      
ESP Mackdid not bat      
C Shoredid not bat      
Extras(? b, ? lb, 1 nb, ? w)5
Total(2 wickets, 29 overs)91
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-59
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Titchmarsh15   5402--
White7   2300--
Pigg5   380--
Field2   080-1

--> GH Small (1) passed his previous highest score of 15 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Butcher (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> VA Titchmarsh (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AS Crawley (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HJ Sharpe made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> LCV Bathurst made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JF Skrimshire achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Hertfordshire first innings (previous best was 2-30)
--> VA Titchmarsh achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Norfolk first innings (previous best was 5-54)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Rain caused the loss of two and a half hours of play on the second day of this drawn return match after Norfolk had followed-on 232 runs behind. The game at Bishop's Stortford in July had been won by Hertfordshire. Four of the visiting team scored half-centuries -- Titchmarsh 87 with 7 fours, Crawley 84 with 11 fours, White 56 with ? fours and Pigg 52 with ? fours. In the Hertfordshire innings, Titchmarsh and Crawley put on 156 runs for the third wicket. It was a new record for a third wicket partnership and the highest of the season. Titchmarsh also took 9 wickets in the match for 99 runs. For Norfolk, Bathurst top-scored with 56.
[Missing: Part fall of wickets; in Hertfordshire inns boundaries in White and Pigg 50s; in Norfolk 1st inns boundaries in Bathurst 56; in Norfolk 2nd inns extras breakdown.]
Sources: Hertfordshire Scorebook; Eastern Daily Press 4,5 August; Eastern Evening News 4 August; Norfolk Chronicle 8 August; Norwich Mercury 8 August; The Sportsman 4,5 August.]





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