Hertfordshire v Norfolk
Minor Counties Championship 1897
VenueCricketfield Lane, Bishop's Stortford on 14th, 15th July 1897 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossNorfolk won the toss and decided to bat
ResultHertfordshire won by 7 wickets
PointsHertfordshire 1; Norfolk -1
UmpiresGJ Rye, WT Westell
Close of play day 1Hertfordshire (1) 227/6 (Reynolds 13*)

Norfolk first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GG Heslopc Vizard b White2     
T Morleyb Coleman16     
*WFG Sandwithb Coleman8     
JF Skrimshireb Coleman0     
AR Buxtonb Coleman9     
H Lomasb Coleman7     
+GF Blakeb White8     
SRB Cowlesb Coleman11     
SD Pagerun out7     
C Shoreb White3     
EB Raikesnot out6     
Extras(2 b, 6 lb)8
Total(all out, 29.1 overs)85
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-19, 3-19, 4-32, 5-43, 6-54, 7-54, 8-63, 9-77, 10-85 (29.1 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
White15   4343--

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AS Wardb Shore10     
*A Butcherc Heslop b Blake86     
NS Bulwer-Lyttonb Cowles0     
HE Whitec Page b Blake85     
F Fieldc Raikes b Skrimshire9     
AH Reynoldsc Sandwith b Morley13     
H Piggb Morley4     
C Piggb Morley0     
HJ Austinnot out24     
WE Colemanb Morley0     
+WO Vizardc Shore b Morley0     
Extras(19 b, 6 lb)25
Total(all out, 101.1 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-48, 3-185, 4-206, 5-220, 6-227, 7-229, 8-232, 9-240, 10-256 (101.1 ov)
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shore31   9671--
Cowles15   0591--
Raikes16   7210--
Heslop6   1250--
Blake8   1242--
Skrimshire3   131--

Norfolk second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GG Heslopb Coleman11     
T Morleyb White12     
*WFG Sandwithc Coleman b White59     
JF Skrimshireb Coleman1     
AR Buxtonb White41     
H Lomasc Ward b White27     
+GF Blakeb Coleman6     
SRB Cowleslbw b White6     
SD Pagenot out34     
EB Raikesb Austin2     
C Shoreb White18     
Extras(13 b, 5 lb)18
Total(all out, 81.3 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-24, 3-25, 4-119, 5-144, 6-155, 7-173, 8-185, 9-196, 10-235 (81.3 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coleman25   4703--
Austin16   6371--
Ward10   2250--
Bulwer-Lytton2   0140--

Hertfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Austinc Blake b Shore4     
C Piggnot out38     
AS Wardc Buxton b Morley13     
AH Reynoldsc Shore b Cowles0     
F Fieldnot out4     
*A Butcherdid not bat      
NS Bulwer-Lyttondid not bat      
HE Whitedid not bat      
H Piggdid not bat      
WE Colemandid not bat      
+WO Vizarddid not bat      
Extras(6 b)6
Total(3 wickets, 22.2 overs)65
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-44, 3-55
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morley11   1241--
Shore5   0211--
Raikes4   0100--

--> H Lomas made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Butcher (1) passed his previous highest score of 71 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HE White (1) passed his previous highest score of 64 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AH Reynolds made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HJ Austin made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WO Vizard made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WFG Sandwith (2) passed his previous highest score of 28 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AS Ward (2) passed his previous highest score of 12 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> C Pigg (2) passed his previous highest score of 25 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WE Coleman achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Norfolk first innings (previous best was 2-25)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Hertfordshire won by 7 wickets at 4.50 pm on the second day. For the victors, there were 6 fours in Butcher's 86 and 10 fours in White's 85. In the Hertfordshire first innings Butcher and White put on 137 for the third wicket, the largest partnership for that wicket during the season. Both White and Coleman each took 9 wickets in the match. Sandwith's 59 for Norfolk included 6 fours. In the Hertfordshire first innings, Buxton kept wicket when Blake bowled.
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Sources: Hertfordshire Scorebook; Norfolk Cricket Annual 1898, p 20-22; Eastern Daily Press 15,16 July; Norwich Mercury 17 July; The Sportsman 16 July.





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