Norfolk v Worcestershire
Minor Counties Championship 1896
VenueCounty Ground, Lakenham on 19th, 20th August 1896 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 5 wickets
PointsNorfolk -1; Worcestershire 1
Close of play day 1Norfolk (2) 8/1 (Page 4*, Sandwith 0*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WHW Wilkesc Blake b Raikes18      
GE Bromley-Martinrun out39      
J Howardc Shore b Bathurst32      
EG Arnoldc Bathurst b Raikes24      
*HK Fosterc Page b Shore35      
EP Jobsonb Morley5      
HF Bennettst Blake b Shore0      
A Millwardb Morley6      
A Birdc Morley b Shore9      
RD Burrowsc Raikes b Morley11      
+T Strawnot out0      
Extras(1 w)1
Total(all out, 63.4 overs)180
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-85, 3-?, 4-131, 5-154, 6-154, 7-154, 8-165, 9-?, 10-180 (63.4 ov)
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shore26   8623--
Raikes15   3422--
Mack4   0220--
Bathurst7   02111-
Cowles3   0150--

Norfolk first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LCV Bathurstc Burrows b Arnold4      
JF Skrimshirec and b Bird21      
T Morleyb Arnold11      
*WFG Sandwithc Arnold b Bird5      
GB Raikesc Straw b Arnold0      
SRB Cowlesc and b Bird4      
JC Wilsonb Bird0      
+GF Blakec Bird b Arnold1      
ESP Mackc Millward b Bird13      
SD Pagenot out21      
C Shoreb Burrows6      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(all out, 44.4 overs)88
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-37, 3-37, 4-37, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-51, 9-70, 10-88 (44.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold22   10504--
Bird14   6135--

Norfolk second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
ESP Mackb Arnold4      
SD Pagec Foster b Bird14      
*WFG Sandwithc Straw b Bird24      
LCV Bathurstb Burrows5      
T Morleyc Arnold b Millward16      
JF Skrimshirec Arnold b Bird0      
GB Raikesc Straw b Bird31      
SRB Cowlesc Bird b Millward23      
JC Wilsonnot out10      
+GF Blakec Jobson b Bird0      
C Shoreb Bird20      
Extras(7 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 93 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-26, 3-42, 4-50, 5-50, 6-73, 7-116, 8-120, 9-120, 10-157 (93 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold27   13511--
Burrows14   9271--
Bird37   20436--
Millward15   7262-1

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EP Jobsonc Blake b Raikes13      
*HK Fosterc Sandwith b Shore0      
GE Bromley-Martinb Bathurst20      
J Howardb Raikes1      
EG Arnoldb Raikes14      
HF Bennettnot out16      
A Birdnot out0      
WHW Wilkesdid not bat      
A Millwarddid not bat      
RD Burrowsdid not bat      
+T Strawdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 nb)2
Total(5 wickets, 26.3 overs)66
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-14, 3-16, 4-39, 5-55
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shore7   0281--
Raikes13   5213-1
Morley2   170--

--> HF Bennett made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ESP Mack (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WFG Sandwith (2) equalled his previous highest score of 24 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EG Arnold (2) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 6
--> A Bird reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Norfolk second innings
--> A Millward reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Norfolk second innings
--> GB Raikes achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Worcestershire second innings (previous best was 3-30)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Worcestershire won by five wickets at 5.10 pm on the second day after Norfolk followed-on 92 runs behind. The victory meant the visitors had completed the double over Norfolk, having won at Worcester the previous week. In the match Bird took 11 wickets for the winners at the cost of 56 runs.
[Missing: Umpires; in Worcestershire 1st inns fall of 3rd and 9th wickets; in Norfolk 1st inns fall of 5th to 7th wickets.]
Sources: Norfolk Cricket Annual 1897, p 50-54; Eastern Daily Press 20,21 August; Eastern Evening News 19,20,21 August; Norfolk Chronicle 22 August; Norwich Mercury 22 August; Berrow's Worcester Journal 22 August; The Sportsman 20,21 August.





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