Berkshire v Oxfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1901
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 7th, 8th August 1901 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBerkshire 0; Oxfordshire 0
Close of play day 1Berkshire (1) 236/2 (Morres 71*, Williams 65*)

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Bassettb Williams9      
+JW Marshc Brown b Williams51      
G Hollowayc Brown b Williams45      
JF Marshc Henderson b Williams0      
HT Bainesb Williams8      
P Rogersc Brown b Williams15      
THK Moulderb Williams2      
A Rogersc Barrett b Williams47      
*CC Bradfordnot out8      
FB Robertsb Barker3      
HJM Eadeb Williams2      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 4 nb, 0 w)11
Total(all out, 58.3 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-96, 3-100, 4-117, 5-124, 6-129, 7-146, 8-184, 9-200, 10-201 (58.3 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker23   3731--
Brown6   1170--
Barrett4   2130--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FE Rowec Holloway b A Rogers47      
WEC Hutchingsb Eade41      
HFM Morresb P Rogers113      
RA Williamsb Bassett143      
*JA Gibbc Bassett b P Rogers14      
+A Hendersonb Bassett15      
EA Wattsb Bassett9      
H Barrettnot out2      
CE Brownb Bassett0      
W Barkerdid not bat      
CH Frithdid not bat      
Total(8 wickets, declared, 101.4 overs)409
Fall of wickets:
1-72, 2-125, 3-303, 4-331, 5-369, 6-406, 7-409, 8-409 (101.4 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
P Rogers33   41052--
A Rogers21   1821--
Eade11   0711--
Roberts16   2570--
Moulder2   050--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+JW Marshb Williams17      
H Bassettc Morres b Williams48      
G Hollowayst Henderson b Williams11      
JF Marshc Williams b Barrett2      
HT Bainesb Morres13      
P Rogersc Henderson b Barker37      
THK Moulderc Barrett b Morres20      
A Rogersb Rowe38      
*CC Bradfordnot out17      
FB Robertsnot out8      
HJM Eadedid not bat      
Total(8 wickets, 86 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-57, 3-62, 4-78, 5-107, 6-138, 7-195, 8-197
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker24   8501--
Williams30   4863--
Barrett10   1261--
Morres13   2362--
Brown7   2130--
Rowe2   201--

--> JW Marsh (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FE Rowe (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WEC Hutchings made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HFM Morres (1) passed his previous highest score of 62 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HFM Morres (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HFM Morres (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 11
--> CH Frith made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Bassett (2) passed 1000 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 37
--> RA Williams reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 8th wicket in the Oxfordshire first innings
--> CC Bradford retired hurt in the Oxfordshire first innings (team score 178/7) - he returned when the score was 200/9

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
A main feature of this game was the all-round performance of Williams for Berkshire.
He took 12 wickets in the match for 173 runs -- the third highest total of the season of runs conceded by a bowler in a match - including 9 for 87 in the Oxfordshire first innings.
He also top-scored with an innings of 143.
It lasted for 2 hours and 50 minutes and included 1 five, 14 fours, 4 threes and 14 twos.
His all-round performance was the best of the season on the basis of used in the statistical survey.
Morres scored 113 in 2 hours and 20 minutes with 1 five, 18 fours and 4 threes.
Morres and Williams put on 178 for the third Berkshire wicket, which was the highest partnership for that wicket during the season.
For Oxfordshire, J W Marsh's 51 contained 7 fours and was scored at a run a minute.
208 runs behind on first innings, the visitors saved the match, according to press reports, due to the batting of Bassett and the two Rogers brothers.
[Missing: Umpires; extras breakdown.]
Sources: Berkshire Chronicle 10 August; Reading Mercury 10 August; Reading Standard 10 August; Jackson's Oxford Journal 10 August; Oxford Chronicle 9 August; Oxford Times 10 August; The Sportsman 8,9 August.





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