|Venue||County Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 7th, 8th August 1901 (2-day match)|
|Balls per over||6|
|Toss||Oxfordshire won the toss and decided to bat|
|Points||Berkshire 0; Oxfordshire 0|
|Close of play day 1||Berkshire (1) 236/2 (Morres 71*, Williams 65*)|
|Oxfordshire first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|H Bassett||b Williams||9|
|+JW Marsh||c Brown b Williams||51|
|G Holloway||c Brown b Williams||45|
|JF Marsh||c Henderson b Williams||0|
|HT Baines||b Williams||8|
|P Rogers||c Brown b Williams||15|
|THK Moulder||b Williams||2|
|A Rogers||c Barrett b Williams||47|
|*CC Bradford||not out||8|
|FB Roberts||b Barker||3|
|HJM Eade||b Williams||2|
|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 first innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|FE Rowe||c Holloway b A Rogers||47|
|WEC Hutchings||b Eade||41|
|HFM Morres||b P Rogers||113|
|RA Williams||b Bassett||143|
|*JA Gibb||c Bassett b P Rogers||14|
|+A Henderson||b Bassett||15|
|E Watts||b Bassett||9|
|H Barrett||not out||2|
|CE Brown||b Bassett||0|
|W Barker||did not bat|
|CH Frith||did 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 second innings||Runs||Balls||Mins||4s||6s|
|+JW Marsh||b Williams||17|
|H Bassett||c Morres b Williams||48|
|G Holloway||st Henderson b Williams||11|
|JF Marsh||c Williams b Barrett||2|
|HT Baines||b Morres||13|
|P Rogers||c Henderson b Barker||37|
|THK Moulder||c Barrett b Morres||20|
|A Rogers||b Rowe||38|
|*CC Bradford||not out||17|
|FB Roberts||not out||8|
|HJM Eade||did 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|
--> 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) 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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