Monmouthshire v Berkshire
Minor Counties Championship 1901
VenueRodney Parade, Newport on 21st, 22nd August 1901 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBerkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMonmouthshire won by an innings and 11 runs
PointsMonmouthshire 1; Berkshire -1
Close of play day 1Monmouthshire (1) 111/2 (Lloyd 36*, ES Phillips 12*)

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LGA Collinsb Steeples5     
D Mercerb Silverlock0     
FM Ingramc and b Steeples44     
*JA Gibbc Silverlock b Steeples13     
A Hendersonb Steeples60     
CE Brownb Steeples31     
+CH Frithb Hudden12     
EA Wattsb Steeples15     
AB Croomb Steeples0     
GV Goodliffenot out5     
RR Relflbw b Steeples0     
Total(all out, 79.5 overs)215
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-6, 3-35, 4-130, 5-149, 6-168, 7-202, 8-202, 9-209, 10-215 (79.5 ov)
Monmouthshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Silverlock28   4651--
Stedman6   1260--
Hudden12   5261--

Monmouthshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Silverlockb Relf35     
F Reesc Goodliffe b Collins27     
+GL Lloydc Relf b Collins38     
ES Phillipsst Frith b Croom42     
AL Tathamb Brown33     
PC Phillipsb Goodliffe51     
NC Phillipsc Henderson b Relf56     
BO Birchamrun out21     
*LF Stedmanc Mercer b Collins6     
WEC Huddennot out28     
R Steeplesb Relf15     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 0 nb, 2 w)21
Total(all out, 102.5 overs)373
Fall of wickets:
1-62, 2-62, 3-113, 4-186, 5-221, 6-253, 7-318, 8-327, 9-342, 10-373 (102.5 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Collins26   8923--
Brown21   2581--
Goodliffe13   3441--
Croom9   2421--
Mercer5   0190--
Gibb2   0801-

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LGA Collinsb Silverlock4     
D Mercerc Rees b Silverlock35     
A Hendersonc and b Silverlock0     
*JA Gibbb Silverlock20     
CE Brownc Steeples b Silverlock3     
+CH Frithb Steeples19     
EA Wattsc Stedman b Steeples25     
AB Croomc sub (FE Rowe) b Steeples11     
GV Goodliffeb Steeples1     
RR Relfnot out15     
FM Ingramabsent hurt
Total(all out, 42.2 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-12, 3-63, 4-66, 5-77, 6-107, 7-118, 8-123, 9-147 (42.2 ov)
Monmouthshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Silverlock21   3585--
Hudden2   0160--
Stedman2   180--

--> GL Lloyd (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ES Phillips (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> PC Phillips (1) equalled his previous highest score of 51 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> NC Phillips (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> R Steeples reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Berkshire first innings
--> R Steeples achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Berkshire first innings (previous best was 7-60)
--> RR Relf achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Monmouthshire first innings (previous best was 0-7)
--> AB Croom retired hurt in the Berkshire second innings - he returned when the score was 123/8

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
This game provided Monmouthshire with their only win of the season, by an innings and 11 runs achieved at 5.15 pm on the second day.
For the winners Steeples took 12 wickets in the match for 119 runs, including 8 for 68 in the Berkshire first innings. N C Phillips scored 56 and P C Phillips 51.
In the Monmouthshire innings, N C Phillips and B O Bircham put on 65 runs for the seventh wicket.
Henderson's 60 for Berkshire included 5 fours.
Ingram damaged his hand on the opening day and did not bat in the Berkshire second innings.
Croom was forced to retire for a while after being hit by Steeples.
F E Rowe acted as the substitute fielder and caught A B Croom in the Berkshire second innings.
Tatham played in this match for Monmouthshire under the pseudonym of 'C Kirkby'.
[Missing: Umpires; extras breakdown; in Monmouthshire inns boundaries in N C Phillips's 56 and P C Phillips's 51.]
Sources: South Wales Argus 21,22 August; South Wales Daily News 22,23 August; South Wales Telegraph 21,22 August; South Wales Times 23 August; South Wales Weekly Argus 24 August; Western Mail 22,23 August; Berkshire Chronicle 24 August; Reading Observer 24 August; The Sportsman 21,22,23 August.





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