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Hertfordshire v Worcestershire
Minor Counties Championship 1897
VenuePark Avenue, Watford on 21st, 22nd July 1897 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by an innings and 178 runs
PointsHertfordshire -1; Worcestershire 1
Umpires[unknown], WT Westell
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 397/7 (EG Bromley-Martin 58*, Burrows 33*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HK Fosterc Coleman b White93     
EP Jobsonb White48     
EG Arnoldc Cobb b Ward74     
GE Bromley-Martinb White12     
RE Fosterc Pritchett b White20     
GF Wheldonb Ward11     
EG Bromley-Martinnot out58     
A Millwardb Woods25     
RD Burrowsnot out33     
A Birddid not bat      
+T Strawdid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 9 lb)23
Total(7 wickets, declared, 94 overs)397
Fall of wickets:
1-108, 2-175, 3-221, 4-249, 5-260, 6-275, 7-339
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
White35   51193--
Woods21   1821--
Titchmarsh7   0430--
Coleman10   0640--
Ward21   4663--

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HH Cobbb Arnold3     
*A Butcherb Arnold11     
HE Whitec and b Burrows16     
AS Wardb Arnold0     
VA Titchmarshb EG Bromley-Martin7     
H Piggc Jobson b EG Bromley-Martin1     
C Pigglbw b EG Bromley-Martin13     
F Fieldnot out39     
+GEB Pritchettc Jobson b Millward12     
J Woodsc Bird b Arnold5     
WE Colemanc and b Millward7     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 2 w)9
Total(all out, 78 overs)123
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-24, 3-27, 4-40, 5-40, 6-42, 7-61, 8-86, 9-100, 10-123 (78 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold24   9344--
Bird12   770--
Burrows16   1361--
HK Foster3   1502-
EG Bromley-Martin16   5313--
Millward7   0312--

Hertfordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
F Fieldc HK Foster b Bird6     
HH Cobbc RE Foster b Bird1     
HE Whitec and b EG Bromley-Martin25     
*A Butcherb Bird9     
VA Titchmarshc and b Bird8     
H Piggc RE Foster b EG Bromley-Martin2     
C Piggnot out11     
AS Wardc Arnold b EG Bromley-Martin3     
+GEB Pritchettc Straw b Bird0     
J Woodsb Bird13     
WE Colemanc GE Bromley-Martin b Bird0     
Extras(16 b, 2 nb)18
Total(all out, 43.4 overs)96
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-28, 3-56, 4-56, 5-66, 6-66, 7-76, 8-80, 9-96, 10-96 (43.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold10   3230--
Bird21.413277--
EG Bromley-Martin12   5283--

Notes
--> Wickets given to bowlers do not agree with batting scorecard for the Worcestershire first innings
--> EG Bromley-Martin (1) passed his previous highest score of 50 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HH Cobb made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AS Ward achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Worcestershire first innings (previous best was 1-21)
--> A Bird achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Hertfordshire second innings (previous best was 7-34)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Worcestershire won by an innings and 178 runs on the second day, after Hertfordshire followed on 274 runs behind on first innings. On the first day when the Worcestershire score had reached 81 without loss, a violent thunderstorm accompanied by torrential rain caused a delay of over two hours. For the winners, there were 12 fours in H K Foster's 93, 10 fours in Arnold's 74 and 7 fours in E G Bromley-Martin's 58 not out. H K Foster and Jobson put on 108 runs for the Worcestershire first wicket, E G Bromley-Martin and Millward 64 for the seventh, and E G Bromley-Martin and Burrows had an unbroken partnership of 58 for the eighth wicket. The Worcestershire total of 397 for 7 declared was the third highest of the season. The margin of victory of an innings and 178 runs was a new record for the competition, exceeding the innings and 169 runs by which Buckinghamshire had defeated Northamptonshire at Aylesbury in 1896.
[Missing: One umpire; in Hertfordshire 2nd inns who bowled 2 no balls; time completed.]
Sources: Hertfordshire Scorebook; Watford Observer 24 July; Worcestershire Echo 22 July; The Sportsman 24 July.

 

 

 

 

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