Hertfordshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1896
VenuePark Avenue, Watford on 14th, 15th August 1896 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultHertfordshire won by 1 wicket
PointsHertfordshire 1; Buckinghamshire -1
Close of play day 1Hertfordshire (1) 119/8 (Woods 3*)

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CRH Gressonb Titchmarsh0     
JT Weatherbyc Fastnedge b Titchmarsh4     
J Saundersc and b White2     
FN Birdb Titchmarsh44     
MW Wrightb Titchmarsh4     
*PJ de Paravicinilbw b White19     
+CE Cobbc Pritchett b White9     
CH Allcockc Sharpe b White30     
FT Higginsb Titchmarsh13     
JW Strattonnot out11     
G Nashc Butcher b White1     
Extras(5 b)5
Total(all out, 76.4 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-6, 3-6, 4-16, 5-45, 6-57, 7-114, 8-118, 9-139, 10-142 (76.4 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Titchmarsh37   19535--
Woods2   0100--
Nicholls1   050--

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HE Whiterun out21     
A Butcherb Stratton21     
F Fieldc de Paravicini b Wright16     
+GEB Pritchettc Saunders b Nash8     
HJ Sharpeb Nash0     
VA Titchmarshb Nash4     
*H Piggc Saunders b Nash0     
WH Nichollsb Allcock39     
J Woodsc Gresson b Wright23     
CD Fastnedgenot out12     
CC Hoyer Millarb Wright0     
Extras(5 b, 2 lb)7
Total(all out, 90.2 overs)151
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-41, 3-52, 4-52, 5-60, 6-60, 7-115, 8-119, 9-150, 10-151 (90.2 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nash34   15694--
Allcock13   7141--
Stratton6   451--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CRH Gressonb White8     
MW Wrightb White5     
J Saundersb Woods50     
FN Birdb White0     
*PJ de Paravicinic and b White2     
JT Weatherbyb White14     
+CE Cobbc Butcher b Woods0     
CH Allcockb Woods12     
FT Higginsnot out28     
JW Strattonlbw b Woods0     
G Nashc Field b White4     
Extras(9 b, 4 lb, ? nb, ? w)14
Total(all out, 51.1 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-30, 3-30, 4-36, 5-64, 6-65, 7-95, 8-104, 9-114, 10-137 (51.1 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Titchmarsh14   5310--
Woods12   4254--

Hertfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Sharpeb Nash8     
HE Whiteb Nash29     
F Fieldc Saunders b Wright0     
A Butcherb Wright4     
VA Titchmarshc and b Wright23     
*H Piggb Allcock19     
J Woodsb Allcock4     
WH Nichollsc Saunders b Wright3     
+GEB Pritchettb Nash19     
CD Fastnedgenot out0     
CC Hoyer Millarnot out6     
Extras(15 b, 2 lb)17
Total(9 wickets, 56.2 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-20, 3-48, 4-52, 5-100, 6-104, 7-104, 8-107, 9-126
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright25   15284--
Allcock8   1212--
Stratton2   0100--

--> FN Bird made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CD Fastnedge made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WH Nicholls (1) passed his previous highest score of 15 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Woods (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FT Higgins (2) equalled his previous highest score of 28 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> VA Titchmarsh reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Buckinghamshire first innings
--> HE White reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Buckinghamshire first innings
--> MW Wright reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Hertfordshire second innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
This match resulted in a narrow win for Hertfordshire by one wicket on the second day, amid reported scenes of considerable excitement. Set 129 runs to win, the home side lost 8 wickets for 107 runs, and when the ninth wicket fell 3 runs were still needed for victory. Hoyer Millar hit his first ball from Nash for 2 runs. Fastnedge, the debutant, played out a maiden over from Allcock, and then Hoyer Millar, with a boundary off Nash's second ball, hit the winning run. For the victors, White took 11 wickets in the match for 136 runs. In the Hertfordshire first innings, Butcher and Nicholls put on 55 runs for the seventh wicket.
Saunders top-scored for Buckinghamshire with 50. In the Buckinghamshire first innings Bird and Allcock put on 57 runs for the seventh wicket.
[Missing: Umpires; in Buckinghamshire 2nd inns boundaries in Saunders's 50, and detail of missing extra; time completed.]
Sources: Hertfordshire Scorebook; Hertfordshire Standard 21 August; Watford Observer 22 August; Bucks Herald 22 August; South Bucks Free Press 21 August; Northampton Daily Chronicle 17 August; The Sportsman 15,17 August.





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