Berkshire v Monmouthshire
Minor Counties Championship 1901
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 30th, 31st August 1901 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBerkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBerkshire 0; Monmouthshire 0
UmpiresTC Brown, JJ Tuck
Close of play day 1Monmouthshire (1) 115/4 (NC Phillips 22*, Bircham 9*)

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JA Gibbb Steeples30      
FE Rowec PC Phillips b Steeples18      
CE Brownc PC Phillips b Stedman10      
H Barrettc Lloyd b Stedman32      
FM Ingramb Holmes0      
+A Hendersonc Silverlock b Steeples32      
ACM Croomeb Steeples20      
LG Brownc Stedman b Steeples26      
AB Croomrun out7      
NH Carternot out16      
RR Relfc Bircham b Silverlock9      
Total(all out, 62 overs)213
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-51, 3-?, 4-99, 5-104, 6-?, 7-?, 8-185, 9-194, 10-213 (62 ov)
Monmouthshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Steeples19   5535--
Silverlock16   0731--
Stedman19   7432--
Holmes8   0311--

Monmouthshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Silverlockc Rowe b Relf4      
ES Phillipsb Relf15      
AL Tathamc Croome b LG Brown23      
+GL Lloydc Relf b Croome33      
NC Phillipsc Henderson b Relf34      
BO Birchamc Rowe b Relf20      
PC Phillipsc Barrett b Relf16      
*LF Stedmanc LG Brown b Croome3      
WEC Huddenst Henderson b Relf0      
F Holmesc Croome b Relf0      
R Steeplesnot out4      
Total(all out, 65.5 overs)162
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-19, 3-67, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-155, 8-?, 9-?, 10-162 (65.5 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Croome19   7442--
LG Brown13   3251--
Croom3   0100--
CE Brown4   0160--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JA Gibbb Steeples31      
FE Rowenot out26      
H Barrettb Stedman6      
CE Brownb Holmes9      
FM Ingramdid not bat      
+A Hendersondid not bat      
ACM Croomedid not bat      
LG Browndid not bat      
AB Croomdid not bat      
NH Carterdid not bat      
RR Relfdid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 19 overs)78
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-78 (19 ov)
Monmouthshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Steeples9   3301--
Silverlock4   0230--
Stedman5   2141--
Holmes1   051--

--> NH Carter (1) passed his previous highest score of 15 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> BO Bircham made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> NH Carter made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RR Relf achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Monmouthshire first innings (previous best was 3-89)
--> RR Relf achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Monmouthshire first innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
This rain-interrupted return match ended as a draw.
The encounter between the two teams at Newport earlier in the month had been won by Monmouthshire.
Rain stopped play after only three hours on the second day, and the game was abandoned at 3.30 pm.
No batsman played an innings of over 34 runs.
For Berkshire, Relf took 7 wickets for 57 runs in the Monmouthshire innings.
Shortly after the fall of the second wicket in the Berkshire first innings Steeples strained himself bowling and had to retire.
He was strapped up and returned to bowl after lunch.
[Missing: Extras breakdown; part fall of wickets.]
Sources: Berkshire Chronicle 7 September; South Wales Argus 30,31 August; South Wales Daily News 31 August, 2 September;
South Wales Telegraph 30,31 August; South Wales Times 6 September; Western Mail 31 August, 2 September; The Sportsman 30,31 August, 2 September.





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