Wiltshire v Monmouthshire
Minor Counties Championship 1897
VenueCounty Ground, Trowbridge on 27th, 28th August 1897 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
PlayersWiltshire: 11; Monmouthshire: 10
TossWiltshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWiltshire won by an innings and 5 runs
PointsWiltshire 1; Monmouthshire -1
Close of play day 1Monmouthshire (1) 84/3 (Harding 1*)

Wiltshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CS Awdryc Williams b Thomas67     
OG Radcliffeb Hutchings33     
JE Stevensc Mayes b Hutchings11     
HS Snellc Silverlock b Thomas23     
+T Smartb Silverlock15     
*AM Millerc and b Silverlock26     
WH Goudgelbw b Hutchings8     
W Longb Hutchings4     
FH Humphrysb Silverlock3     
W Overtonb Silverlock17     
AG Eldridgenot out7     
Extras(? b, ? lb, 1 nb, ? w)11
Total(all out, 72 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-85, 2-105, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-200, 9-?, 10-225 (72 ov)
Monmouthshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Williams17   3560--
Silverlock26   7734-1
Hutchings18   5514--
Thomas11   1342--

Monmouthshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Silverlockb Humphrys20     
R Williamsb Miller37     
PC Phillipsb Eldridge25     
GF Hardingc Overton b Miller10     
IJ Thomasc Stevens b Miller4     
GLR Hutchingsb Miller18     
+T Mayesb Eldridge6     
GL Robathannot out7     
CA Kerb Eldridge2     
*FA Phillipsb Eldridge0     
Total(all out, 49 overs)131
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-84, 4-88, 5-113, 6-118, 7-120, 8-131, 9-131 (49 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Overton11   2270--
Eldridge18   3524--
Humphrys9   4211--
Miller11   1294--

Monmouthshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Silverlockc Awdry b Miller10     
GL Robathanc Miller b Eldridge0     
R Williamsrun out0     
PC Phillipsc Smart b Eldridge19     
GF Hardingb Eldridge0     
IJ Thomasc Smart b Miller17     
GLR Hutchingsc Humphrys b Eldridge6     
+T Mayesc Long b Overton22     
CA Kernot out5     
*FA Phillipsb Radcliffe7     
Total(all out, 37.3 overs)89
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-1, 3-24, 4-27, 5-?, 6-54, 7-54, 8-?, 9-89 (37.3 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Eldridge16   3424--
Miller18   3382--
Overton3   061--

--> CS Awdry (1) passed his previous highest score of 31 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> W Long made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> R Williams (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> IJ Thomas made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GL Robathan made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FA Phillips made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> T Mayes (2) passed his previous highest score of 21 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GLR Hutchings achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Wiltshire first innings (previous best was 3-85)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Wiltshire won this return match by an innings on the second day, after Monmouthshire followed on 94 runs behind. They thus completed the double over Monmouthshire, having also won when the two sides met at Newport in July. The start of the match was delayed when Wiltshire objected to the inclusion in the visitors' team of Steeples, on the grounds that he had played for Derbyshire in First-Class County Championship matches earlier in the season and, as a consequence, was ineligible to play in the Minor Counties competition. Eventually, F Phillips, the Monmouthshire Captain, decided to play with just ten men, with Steeples acting as substitute fielder. There are more details about this dispute in the introduction to the book. Awdry top-scored for the winners with 67.
[Missing: Umpires; extras breakdowns; part fall of wickets; in Wiltshire inns boundaries in Awdry's 67; time completed.]
Sources: Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette 2 September; North Wilts Herald 3 September; Wiltshire Chronicle 4 September; Wiltshire Telegraph 4 September; Wiltshire Times 4 September; South Wales Daily Argus 28,30 August; South Wales Echo 27,28 August; The Sportsman 28,30 August.





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