Berkshire v Hertfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1897
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 9th, 10th August 1897 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossBerkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBerkshire won by an innings and 132 runs
PointsBerkshire 1; Hertfordshire -1
UmpiresJ Relf, WT Westell
Close of play day 1Hertfordshire (1) 86/1 (White 62*, Butcher 0*)

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LGA Collinslbw b White34     
CEMY Nepeanc Small b White75     
ER Morresb Hoyer Millar11     
+FE Chapmanb Hoyer Millar94     
EK Willettc Coleman b Hoyer Millar12     
AH Delmé-Radcliffeb Coleman7     
A Daffenb Hoyer Millar4     
H Barrettc and b Dunn21     
*ACM Croomeb Hoyer Millar41     
MJ Dauglishb Coleman52     
W Barkernot out0     
Extras(35 b, 5 lb)40
Total(all out, 111.2 overs)391
Fall of wickets:
1-77, 2-106, 3-166, 4-194, 5-211, 6-230, 7-291, 8-309, 9-391, 10-391 (111.2 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coleman17   5562--
Hoyer Millar38.217825--
White28   6822--
Goodyear8   0340--
Dunn15   2521--
Field2   0110--
Butcher1   0120--
Small2   0220--

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HE Whiteb Croome62     
GH Smallb Barrett16     
*A Butcherb Croome20     
F Fieldc Daffen b Barrett1     
+AB Reynoldsc and b Croome0     
RG Wrightc Dauglish b Collins24     
WE Colemanst Chapman b Croome11     
G Dunnc Barrett b Croome0     
FL Suttonnot out12     
EN Goodyearc Willett b Croome3     
CC Hoyer Millarrun out0     
Extras(13 b)13
Total(all out, 74.4 overs)162
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-91, 3-106, 4-106, 5-115, 6-137, 7-145, 8-159, 9-162, 10-162 (74.4 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker7   1220--
Barrett27   13492--
Croome28   11526--
Morres2   0110--

Hertfordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
HE Whiteb Croome1     
GH Smallb Barker4     
*A Butcherb Barrett46     
F Fieldc Willett b Croome9     
+AB Reynoldsc and b Croome2     
RG Wrightb Barker10     
FL Suttonc Croome b Barker0     
WE Colemanb Barker4     
G Dunnb Barker5     
EN Goodyearlbw b Croome1     
CC Hoyer Millarnot out4     
Extras(10 b, 1 lb)11
Total(all out, 53.1 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-9, 3-20, 4-32, 5-49, 6-49, 7-57, 8-69, 9-74, 10-97 (53.1 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker25   11505--
Croome25   10334--
Collins2   020--

--> ER Morres made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Barrett made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CEMY Nepean (1) passed his previous highest score of 74 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CEMY Nepean (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 34
--> CC Hoyer Millar achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Berkshire first innings (previous best was 3-32)
--> CC Hoyer Millar achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Berkshire first innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Berkshire won by an innings and 132 runs at 4.00 pm on the second day, after Hertfordshire followed on 229 runs behind. For the victors there were 13 fours in Chapman's 94, scored in 150 minutes, 6 fours in Nepean's 75, scored in 105 minutes, and 8 fours in Dauglish's 52 scored in 35 minutes. Croome took 10 wickets in the match for 85 runs. In the Berkshire innings, Chapman and Barrett added 61 runs for the seventh wicket and Croome and Dauglish 82 runs for the ninth wicket. White's 62 for Hertfordshire included 9 fours.
[Missing: Complete.]
Sources: Hertfordshire Scorebook; Berkshire Chronicle 14 August; Reading Mercury 14 August; Reading Observer 14 August; Reading Standard 13 August; Hertfordshire Mercury 14 August; Watford Observer 14 August; The Sportsman 11 August.





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