Berkshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1897
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 6th, 7th August 1897 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBuckinghamshire won by an innings and 7 runs
PointsBerkshire -1; Buckinghamshire 1
UmpiresR Barber, J Relf
Close of play day 1Berkshire (1) 29/2 (Nepean 8*)

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JT Weatherbyc Croome b Daffen5     
J Saundersc Ingram b Croome33     
MW Wrightb Williams60     
CRH Gressonc Dauglish b Williams0     
*PJ de Paravicinic and b Daffen42     
FN Birdc and b Croome19     
+CE Cobbc Delmé-Radcliffe b Croome53     
JH Weatherbyb Barker6     
CH Allcockc Barker b Williams13     
CL Priorc Williams b Morres11     
G Nashnot out0     
Extras(? b, ? lb, 1 nb, 1 w)40
Total(all out, 112.2 overs)282
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-61, 3-64, 4-144, 5-171, 6-233, 7-248, 8-258, 9-282, 10-282 (112.2 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker29   9601--
Croome28   76731-
Daffen16   6352--
Collins12   6110-1
Morres7   4131--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LGA Collinsb Wright12     
CEMY Nepeanb Allcock25     
HFM Morresc de Paravicini b Wright5     
DHBH Blundellc Cobb b Allcock22     
AH Delmé-Radcliffec Cobb b Wright14     
FM Ingramc Saunders b Allcock3     
RA Williamsst Cobb b Allcock1     
A Daffennot out20     
+MJ Dauglishrun out2     
W Barkerb Allcock0     
*ACM Croomec Saunders b Wright1     
Total(all out, 69 overs)116
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-29, 3-63, 4-72, 5-88, 6-88, 7-96, 8-103, 9-104, 10-116 (69 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nash15   4430--
Wright34   19384--
Allcock20   10245--

Berkshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
A Daffenb Wright14     
LGA Collinsc JH Weatherby b Wright5     
HFM Morresb Wright34     
DHBH Blundellb Allcock9     
CEMY Nepeanc Saunders b Wright13     
AH Delmé-Radcliffec Saunders b Wright45     
RA Williamsb Allcock17     
*ACM Croomec de Paravicini b Nash5     
+MJ Dauglishst Cobb b Nash0     
W Barkernot out15     
FM Ingramabsent hurt
Total(all out, 60.4 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-19, 3-56, 4-66, 5-90, 6-134, 7-139, 8-139, 9-159 (60.4 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Allcock24   7612--
Nash11   1352--

--> CL Prior made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> MW Wright (1) passed his previous highest score of 39 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CE Cobb (1) passed his previous highest score of 38 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AH Delmé-Radcliffe (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RA Williams (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in Minor Counties Championship matches

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Buckinghamshire won by an innings and 7 runs early on the afternoon of the second day, after Berkshire followed on 166 runs behind. For the winners, Wright's innings of 60 included 6 fours, and Cobb scored 53. Wright also took 9 wickets in the match for 99 runs. Ingram was unable to bat in the Berkshire second innings because of a leg injury. [All published scores have in the Buckinghamshire innings Gresson opening the batting, which he usually did. But this position is inconsistent with the fall-of-wicket details and the bowling order. However, the latter are consistent with Gresson batting fourth, as he may have done if he arrived late at the ground. The score above assumes this was the case.]
[Missing: Extras breakdown; in Buckinghamshire inns boundaries in Cobb's 53; precise time completed.]
Sources: Berkshire Chronicle 14 August; Reading Mercury 7,14 August; Reading Observer 7,14 August; Reading Standard 13 August; Bucks Advertiser 14 August; Bucks Herald 14 August; South Bucks Free Press 14 August; The Sportsman 7,9 August.





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