Wiltshire v Berkshire
Minor Counties Championship 1896
VenueCounty Ground, Trowbridge on 7th, 8th August 1896 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossBerkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWiltshire 0; Berkshire 0
Umpires[unknown], J Relf
Close of play day 1Berkshire (2) 133/7 (Barrington 7*)

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LGA Collinsc Metcalfe b Miller0     
CEMY Nepeanc Goudge b Miller13     
EF Hillb Miller11     
A Daffenc Overton b Smart13     
*ACM Croomeb Miller21     
+FE Chapmanb Humphrys35     
RES Barringtonb Smart6     
FW Finchb Overton5     
FJ Portmanb Humphrys2     
W Barkerc Metcalfe b Humphrys4     
E Wattsnot out9     
Total(all out, 48.4 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-16, 3-33, 4-51, 5-62, 6-71, 7-111, 8-114, 9-117, 10-130 (48.4 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller19   5574--
Overton14   6301--
Smart9   3222--

Wiltshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GBT Metcalfec and b Barker1     
WH Goudgeb Daffen5     
JE Stevensc Croome b Daffen8     
OG Radcliffec Collins b Daffen6     
+FW Stancombc Croome b Barker8     
JF Beavenb Barker5     
*AM Millerc Watts b Barker0     
FH Humphrysb Barker14     
CS Awdryb Barker13     
T Smartst Chapman b Barker0     
W Overtonnot out1     
Total(all out, 35.4 overs)70
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-15, 3-24, 4-25, 5-34, 6-34, 7-43, 8-68, 9-69, 10-70 (35.4 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Daffen18   9263--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CEMY Nepeanc Radcliffe b Miller21     
LGA Collinsb Overton10     
A Daffenb Smart41     
EF Hillb Smart30     
*ACM Croomeb Miller6     
+FE Chapmanst Stancomb b Smart5     
RES Barringtonb Overton30     
FW Finchb Smart4     
FJ Portmanb Smart12     
W Barkernot out6     
E Wattsc Awdry b Overton7     
Extras(? b, ? lb, ? nb, 3 w)20
Total(all out, 66.1 overs)192
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-35, 3-110, 4-115, 5-122, 6-127, 7-133, 8-158, 9-180, 10-192 (66.1 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller23   96122-
Humphrys9   4220--
Radcliffe4   0120--
Awdry3   01401-
Smart18   9355--

Wiltshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
OG Radcliffec Watts b Barker34     
WH Goudgec Daffen b Barker9     
GBT Metcalfeb Croome3     
JE Stevensc Chapman b Barker25     
+FW Stancombc Finch b Barker3     
JF Beavenc Barker b Croome0     
*AM Millernot out25     
FH Humphrysnot out15     
CS Awdrydid not bat      
T Smartdid not bat      
W Overtondid not bat      
Extras(? b, ? lb, 1 nb, ? w)10
Total(6 wickets, 76.3 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-43, 3-48, 4-55, 5-56, 6-84
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker26   11384--
Finch16   7220--
Croome17   6222-1
Collins1   100--

--> FE Chapman (1) passed his previous highest score of 26 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RES Barrington made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> E Watts made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Daffen (2) passed his previous highest score of 13 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> W Barker achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Wiltshire first innings (previous best was 4-29)
--> W Overton achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Berkshire second innings (previous best was 3-36)
--> T Smart achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Berkshire second innings (previous best was 2-22)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
This rain-affected match was drawn. A heavy thunderstorm on the afternoon of the second day prevented play for an hour and an half. For Berkshire, Barker took 11 wickets in the match for 73 runs, including 7 for 35 in the Wiltshire first innings.
[Missing: Second umpire; extras breakdown.]
Sources: Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette 13 August; Salisbury Journal 15 August; Swinden Advertiser 15 August; Wiltshire Chronicle 15 August; Wiltshire Times 15 August; Berkshire Chronicle 15 August; Reading Observer 15,22 August; Reading Standard 14 August; The Sportsman 8,10 August.





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