Berkshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1901
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 28th, 29th August 1901 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBerkshire 0; Buckinghamshire 0
UmpiresF Gladwin, WT Westell
Close of play day 1Berkshire (1) 57/2 (Henderson 5*, Davis 4*)

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+CE Cobbb Croome41      
HE Bullb Croome11      
MW Wrightc Rowe b Croome0      
A Scott-Murrayst Henderson b Finch0      
*PJ de Paravicinic Barrett b Croome30      
ES Boddyc and b Finch29      
FN Birdnot out91      
T Staceyc Relf b Croome23      
H Pageb Davis38      
E Houchinc Croom b Croome4      
G Nashb Relf0      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)22
Total(all out, 92.1 overs)289
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-59, 3-59, 4-59, 5-101, 6-120, 7-193, 8-284, 9-?, 10-289 (92.1 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Croome40   9102611
Brown8   0280--
Finch28   5792--
Barrett2   0140--
Carter3   080--
Gibb2   0100--
Davis2   0141--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JA Gibbb Page30      
FE Rowec Houchin b Page17      
+A Hendersonc and b Wright14      
ETW Davisc and b Wright6      
H Barrettb Houchin23      
ACM Croomeb Wright9      
CE Brownc Houchin b Wright94      
FW Finchc Houchin b Wright4      
NH Carterc Page b Wright15      
AB Croomc Bull b Wright16      
RR Relfnot out21      
Total(all out, 132.2 overs)259
Fall of wickets:
1-48, 2-49, 3-?, 4-78, 5-93, 6-116, 7-?, 8-145, 9-189, 10-259 (132.2 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Houchin34   13721--
Nash23   10400--
Page15   2462--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HE Bullc Barrett b Croome5      
ES Boddynot out5      
T Staceyb Finch8      
H Pagenot out9      
E Houchinc Barrett b Croome20      
G Nashc Finch b Croome16      
+CE Cobbdid not bat      
MW Wrightdid not bat      
A Scott-Murraydid not bat      
*PJ de Paravicinidid not bat      
FN Birddid not bat      
Total(4 wickets, 16 overs)67
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Croome8   2353--
Finch2   061--
Relf6   0220--

--> FN Bird (1) passed his previous highest score of 73 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ETW Davis made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CE Brown (1) passed his previous highest score of 40 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FW Finch made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> NH Carter made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RR Relf (1) passed his previous highest score of 15 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Scott-Murray made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> E Houchin (2) passed his previous highest score of 10 in Minor Counties Championship matches

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
This return match was drawn.
The game between the two sides earlier in the month at Aylesbury had been won by Buckinghamshire.
For Buckinghamshire, there were 17 fours in Bird's 91 not out.
In the visitors' first innings, Bird and Stacey added 73 runs for the seventh wicket, and Bird and Page put on 91 runs for the eighth wicket, which was the third highest partnership for that wicket during the season.
Wright's 60.2 overs and 27 maidens in the Berkshire innings were both the most bowled during the season.
For the home team Brown's scored 94, in an innings of 2 hours and 50 minutes.
Brown and Relf put on 70 runs for the tenth wicket and saved the follow-on.
[Missing: Extras breakdown; part fall of wickets; in Buckinghamshire second innings batting order; in Berkshire inns boundaries in Brown's 94.]
Sources: Berkshire Chronicle 31 August; Bucks Advertiser 31 August; Bucks Herald 31 August; South Bucks Free Press 30 August; The Sportsman 29,30 August.





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