Worcestershire v Hertfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1897
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 6th, 7th August 1897 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossHertfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by an innings and 20 runs
PointsWorcestershire 1; Hertfordshire -1
Umpires[unknown], WT Westell
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 50/4 (Wheldon 0*)

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GH Smallb Bird11     
*A Butcherc Straw b Bird8     
FL Suttonb Bird3     
H Piggc EG Bromley-Martin b Bird0     
VA Titchmarshc Wheldon b EG Bromley-Martin8     
G Dunnc GE Bromley-Martin b Bird0     
+CD Fastnedgeb Bird15     
RG Wrightst Straw b EG Bromley-Martin9     
B Bamfordb EG Bromley-Martin3     
WE Colemanc Bird b EG Bromley-Martin10     
EN Goodyearnot out1     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(all out, 38 overs)75
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-21, 3-21, 4-27, 5-33, 6-33, 7-48, 8-54, 9-69, 10-75 (38 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bird19   9266--
EG Bromley-Martin19   3424--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HK Fosterc Sutton b Coleman15     
EP Jobsonc Small b Pigg20     
GE Bromley-Martinc Sutton b Coleman0     
EG Arnoldrun out14     
GF Wheldonb Pigg3     
FL Bowleyb Goodyear28     
EG Bromley-Martinc Dunn b Pigg0     
A Millwardb Goodyear25     
RD Burrowsc Bamford b Titchmarsh28     
A Birdc Goodyear b Coleman57     
+T Strawnot out8     
Extras(10 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 75.1 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-28, 3-47, 4-50, 5-56, 6-56, 7-113, 8-120, 9-164, 10-211 (75.1 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dunn15   2500-1
Pigg10   4183--
Titchmarsh23   6471--
Goodyear11   1342--

Hertfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GH Smallb Bird0     
*A Butcherb EG Bromley-Martin23     
FL Suttonb EG Bromley-Martin2     
H Piggc Millward b EG Bromley-Martin20     
VA Titchmarshc Arnold b EG Bromley-Martin6     
G Dunnb Bird9     
+CD Fastnedgec Straw b EG Bromley-Martin10     
RG Wrightb EG Bromley-Martin1     
B Bamfordst Straw b Bird3     
WE Colemannot out25     
EN Goodyearc Jobson b EG Bromley-Martin5     
Extras(10 b, 2 lb)12
Total(all out, 43.4 overs)116
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-14, 3-49, 4-57, 5-58, 6-68, 7-75, 8-80, 9-80, 10-116 (43.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bird22   7393--
EG Bromley-Martin21.44657--

--> FL Sutton made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EN Goodyear made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Pigg made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> B Bamford made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CD Fastnedge (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Bird (1) passed his previous highest score of 51 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EG Bromley-Martin achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Hertfordshire second innings (previous best was 6-54)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Worcestershire completed the double over Hertfordshire by winning this return match by an innings at 4.00 pm on the second day. Play was delayed on the first day by a heavy thunderstorm until after 1.00 pm. For the winners E G Bromley-Martin took 11 wickets in the match for 107 runs, including 7 for 65 in the Hertfordshire second innings. He bowled unchanged in both innings with Bird who took 9 wickets for 65 runs. Bird also scored 57 in the Worcestershire innings, which included 3 fours. In the Worcestershire innings, Bowley and Millward added 57 runs for the seventh wicket, and Burrows and Bird 44 for the ninth wicket, and Bird and Straw 47 for the tenth wicket.
[Missing: One umpire.]
Sources: Hertfordshire Scorebook; Berrow's Worcester Journal 14 August; Worcestershire Daily Times 6,7 August; Worcestershire Echo 6,7 August; Hertfordshire Mercury 14 August; Watford Observer 14 August.





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