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Worcestershire v Norfolk
Minor Counties Championship 1896
VenueBoughton Park, Worcester on 12th August 1896 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossNorfolk won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by an innings and 42 runs
PointsWorcestershire 1; Norfolk -1

Norfolk first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GB Raikesb Arnold9     
RM Arnoldb Bird0     
*WFG Sandwithb Arnold1     
T Morleyb Arnold0     
SRB Cowlesb Arnold0     
SD Pageb Bird0     
+GF Blakest Straw b Bromley-Martin32     
AG Blythb Bromley-Martin13     
JF Skrimshireb Burrows0     
WA Rixb Bird2     
C Shorenot out4     
Extras6
Total(all out, 36 overs)67
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-11, 3-11, 4-11, 5-12, 6-14, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-67 (36 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold14   7344--
Bird13   6103--
Burrows5   261--
Bromley-Martin4   1112--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HK Fosterb Shore0     
EP Jobsonb Shore14     
GE Bromley-Martinb Shore34     
GF Wheldonc Arnold b Morley22     
EG Arnoldnot out54     
A Birdst Blake b Shore2     
JB Feredayc Cowles b Shore0     
JC Harrisb Skrimshire2     
F Huntb Skrimshire2     
RD Burrowsc Morley b Skrimshire4     
+T Strawc and b Skrimshire2     
Extras1
Total(all out, 37.3 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-37, 3-?, 4-67, 5-?, 6-99, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-137 (37.3 ov)
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shore19   4625--
Raikes6   0250--
Morley7   0341--
Skrimshire5.31154--

Norfolk second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Skrimshireb Bird2     
GB Raikesb Bird1     
RM Arnoldb Arnold1     
*WFG Sandwithb Arnold6     
T Morleyb Bird0     
SRB Cowlesb Arnold1     
+GF Blakeb Arnold3     
AG Blythb Arnold0     
SD Pageb Arnold0     
WA Rixnot out1     
C Shoreb Arnold4     
Extras9
Total(all out, 18.1 overs)28
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-7, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-28 (18.1 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold9.1597--
Bird9   4103--

Notes
--> The match was scheduled for two days but completed in one.
--> RM Arnold made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GF Blake (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AG Blyth made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WA Rix made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EG Arnold completed a hat-trick in the Norfolk first innings (Raikes, Morley, Cowles)
--> JF Skrimshire achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Worcestershire first innings (previous best was 3-10)
--> EG Arnold achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Norfolk second innings (previous best was 6-28)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
This was the first ever Championship match to be completed on the first day, Worcestershire winning by an innings and 42 runs at 5.30 pm. For the winners, Arnold took 11 wickets in the match for 43 runs. It was statistically the third best match bowling performance of the season, and he took 7 wickets for nine runs in the Norfolk second innings. He also top-scored with 54 not out, an innings that included 11 fours. Norfolk's second innings score of 28 runs, and the match aggregate of 232 runs for a completed match, were both the lowest of the season. The match aggregate was also a new record low for the competition. None of the 20 Norfolk dismissals fell to catches.
[Missing: Umpires; extras breakdown; part fall of wickets.]
Sources: Malvern News 15 August; Worcester Herald 15 August; Eastern Daily Press 13 August; Eastern Evening News 13 August; Norfolk Chronicle 15 August; Norwich Mercury 15 August; The Sportsman 13 August.

 

 

 

 

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