Worcestershire v Hertfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1896
VenueBoughton Park, Worcester on 7th, 8th August 1896 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by an innings and 29 runs
PointsWorcestershire 1; Hertfordshire -1
Close of play day 1Hertfordshire (2) 10/3 (Field 3*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HK Fosterc Poland b Woods15      
EP Jobsonb Woods4      
GE Bromley-Martinc Titchmarsh b Woods2      
GF Wheldonb Titchmarsh9      
EG Arnoldc Pank b Pigg96      
EG Bromley-Martinb Coleman30      
TB Rhodesb Pank16      
A Millwardb Woods3      
JC Harrisc Field b Pigg20      
RD Burrowsnot out22      
+T Strawc Humble b Titchmarsh8      
Extras(? b, ? lb, ? nb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 76.3 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-17, 3-?, 4-35, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-239 (76.3 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Woods20   36241-
Coleman8   0361--
Pigg7   1232--
Pank5   0161--
Field3   0100--

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Butcherc GE Bromley-Martin b EG Bromley-Martin15      
HJ Sharpeb Arnold10      
+GEB Pritchettc Millward b Arnold15      
F Fieldc and b Arnold4      
*H Piggb Arnold8      
VA Titchmarshc Harris b EG Bromley-Martin0      
FW Polandb Arnold0      
J Woodsc Rhodes b EG Bromley-Martin3      
BM Humbleb Arnold0      
WE Colemannot out8      
HW Pankc Straw b EG Bromley-Martin0      
Total(all out, 35.4 overs)67
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-29, 3-43, 4-48, 5-48, 6-?, 7-57, 8-57, 9-?, 10-67 (35.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold18   7326--
EG Bromley-Martin17.43314--

Hertfordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*H Piggb Arnold0      
HJ Sharpec Arnold b EG Bromley-Martin4      
WE Colemanrun out6      
F Fieldb EG Bromley-Martin3      
VA Titchmarshc Foster b EG Bromley-Martin47      
A Butcherc GE Bromley-Martin b Burrows1      
FW Polandc Jobson b EG Bromley-Martin14      
+GEB Pritchettc Harris b EG Bromley-Martin37      
J Woodsc Arnold b EG Bromley-Martin10      
BM Humbleb Arnold8      
HW Panknot out0      
Total(all out, 47.1 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-?, 3-10, 4-40, 5-68, 6-?, 7-90, 8-130, 9-?, 10-143 (47.1 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
EG Bromley-Martin20   1586--
Burrows2   091--
GE Bromley-Martin7   1190--

--> EG Arnold (1) passed his previous highest score of 37 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> TB Rhodes made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JC Harris made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> BM Humble made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GEB Pritchett (2) passed his previous highest score of 23 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Woods achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Worcestershire first innings (previous best was 2-59)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Worcestershire won this return game by an innings, at 1.15 pm on the second day, thus completing the double over Hertfordshire having also won when the two sides met at Watford in July. For the winners, E G Bromley-Martin took 10 wickets in the match for 89 runs. There were 12 fours in Arnold's 96, an innings of just under three hours, and he also took 8 wickets for 76 runs. For Hertfordshire, Titchmarsh top-scored with 47 including 5 fours.
[Missing: Umpires; extras breakdown; part fall of wickets.]
Sources: Hertfordshire Scorebook; Worcester Herald 15 August; Worcestershire Chronicle 15 August; Hertfordshire Standard 14 August; The Sportsman 8,10 August.





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