Cambridgeshire v Northumberland
Minor Counties Championship 1897
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 6th, 7th August 1897 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossNorthumberland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsCambridgeshire 0; Northumberland 0
UmpiresCE Bartram, RP Carpenter
Close of play day 1Cambridgeshire (1) 201/7 (Hall 13*, Hayward 0*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FGH Claytonb O'Connor11     
RGE Mortimerb O'Connor18     
*EWR Waltersb Hayward2     
J Hansellc Hayter b O'Connor5     
AW Bakerb O'Connor1     
V Thompsonlbw b Hayward10     
H Haslamrun out5     
G Elseyb Hayward0     
+J Murphyc O'Connor b Hayward5     
G Robsonnot out7     
WE Robinsonc Rich b Hayward26     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(all out, 49.1 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-21, 3-32, 4-34, 5-40, 6-53, 7-53, 8-57, 9-67, 10-95 (49.1 ov)
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
O'Connor25   7514--

Cambridgeshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Leesc Robinson b Walters16     
W Prestb Walters18     
P Hattersley-Smithb Elsey101     
+GH Wattsb Walters10     
AJ Richrun out5     
WLB Hayterrun out12     
D Andersonb Robson14     
*AC Hallb Elsey25     
DM Haywardnot out7     
W Bryanrun out10     
J O'Connorb Robinson0     
Extras(7 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(all out, 93.4 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-66, 3-78, 4-?, 5-127, 6-166, 7-?, 8-?, 9-230, 10-230 (93.4 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Elsey24   7552--
Walters27   8543-1
Clayton15   3350--
Mortimer3   0190--
Robson5   2191-1

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RGE Mortimernot out145     
FGH Claytonc Prest b Hayward2     
AW Bakerc Rich b Hayward29     
J Hansellb O'Connor2     
*EWR Waltersb O'Connor0     
G Elseyc Anderson b Bryan63     
V Thompsonlbw b Bryan4     
H Haslamnot out7     
+J Murphydid not bat      
G Robsondid not bat      
WE Robinsondid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 5 lb, 1 w)20
Total(6 wickets, 136 overs)272
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-90, 3-99, 4-99, 5-248, 6-?
Cambridgeshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
O'Connor36   11742--
Hayward44   19612--
Bryan34   10632--
Watts16   33701-
Hattersley-Smith4   0100--
Hayter2   070--

--> J Lees (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> P Hattersley-Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 46 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> P Hattersley-Smith (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AJ Rich made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RGE Mortimer (2) passed his previous highest score of 32 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RGE Mortimer (2) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AW Baker (2) passed his previous highest score of 24 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> G Elsey (2) passed his previous highest score of 42 in Minor Counties Championship matches

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
This return match ended as a draw, the visitors having been 135 runs behind on first innings. Northumberland had won the match at Newcastle in July. Two centuries were scored in the match. For Northumberland, Mortimer's five-hour innings of 145 not out included 11 fours and 15 threes, and it was the second highest individual score of the season. His run aggregate for the match of 163 was the second highest of the season. He and Elsey put on 149 runs for the fifth wicket in the visitors' second innings, equalling the record for that wicket set by W H Kingston and H E Kingston for Northamptonshire versus Staffordshire at Northampton earlier in the season. There were 3 fours in Elsey's 63. Hattersley-Smith's innings of 101 for Cambridgeshire contained 11 fours, 5 threes and 11 twos and lasted 2 hours. There were 3 run outs in the Cambridgeshire innings. Rich kept wicket for the home team in the Northumberland second innings.
[Missing: In Northumberland 2nd inns'2s' in Mortimer's 145, and fall of 6th wicket; in Cambridgeshire inns fall of 4th, 7th and 8th wickets.]
Sources: Cambridge Daily News 6,7 August; Cambridgeshire Weekly News 13 August; Ely Weekly Guardian 13 August; Newcastle Daily Journal 7,9 August; East Anglian Daily Times 7,9 August; The Sportsman 7,9 August.





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