Berkshire v Buckinghamshire
Minor Counties Championship 1905
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 9th, 10th August 1905 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBerkshire 0; Buckinghamshire 2
Close of play day 1Berkshire (1) 74/4 (Bennett 43*, Rowe 3*)

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CRH Gressonb Cave0     
JJ Astorc Dowell b Sansum61     
MW Wrightb Cave34     
FH Mitchellc Croome b Cave4     
FN Birdb Hutson6     
*PJ de Paravicinic Bennett b Hutson6     
F Langleyc Watts b Cave9     
+F Symes-Thompsonc Croome b Bennett31     
SAB Perryc Watts b Hutson16     
T Gibbsnot out32     
SJA Vickerstaffc Nepean b Cave0     
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out, 60.5 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-50, 3-64, 4-70, 5-?, 6-115, 7-135, 8-164, 9-189, 10-202 (60.5 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hutson18   1813--
Sansum8   4221--
Bennett4   0171--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*CEMY Nepeanc de Paravicini b Wright15     
H Broughamb Vickerstaff3     
GGM Bennettb Wright78     
JH Dowellc Astor b Wright0     
+EA Wattsc Vickerstaff b Wright10     
FE Rowec Bird b Wright3     
WM Greenfieldb Vickerstaff0     
HW Hutsonb Vickerstaff32     
ACM Croomenot out28     
W Caverun out4     
A Sansumb Vickerstaff1     
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 63.3 overs)178
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-24, 3-24, 4-64, 5-76, 6-76, 7-138, 8-144, 9-160, 10-178 (63.3 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright32   7765--

Buckinghamshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JJ Astorrun out27     
F Langleynot out77     
CRH Gressonrun out32     
FH Mitchellc Dowell b Croome0     
FN Birdnot out39     
MW Wrightdid not bat      
*PJ de Paravicinidid not bat      
+F Symes-Thompsondid not bat      
SAB Perrydid not bat      
T Gibbsdid not bat      
SJA Vickerstaffdid not bat      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 0 nb, 2 w)12
Total(3 wickets, declared, 58 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-?, 3-?
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cave11   3200--
Hutson12   3230--
Sansum9   12802-
Rowe3   0120--
Croome15   3451--
Bennett8   0470--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*CEMY Nepeanc Astor b Vickerstaff4     
H Broughamc Perry b Vickerstaff8     
JH Dowellnot out22     
WM Greenfieldc Bird b Wright14     
+EA Wattsc Symes-Thompson b Vickerstaff2     
FE Rowenot out5     
GGM Bennettdid not bat      
HW Hutsondid not bat      
ACM Croomedid not bat      
W Cavedid not bat      
A Sansumdid not bat      
Total(4 wickets, 19 overs)59
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-23, 3-?, 4-?
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright9   5231--
Vickerstaff9   2283--
Mitchell1   040--

--> H Brougham made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FH Mitchell made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JH Dowell made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JJ Astor (1) passed his previous highest score of 51 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> F Symes-Thompson (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> T Gibbs (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CRH Gresson (2) passed 2500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 28
--> F Langley (2) passed his previous highest score of 34 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> W Cave reached 100 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Buckinghamshire first innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
This match was drawn with Buckinghamshire winning on first innings. The Buckinghamshire second innings declaration left Berkshire 211 runs in arrears and 50 minutes to bat. Rain on the first day stopped play between 12.40 and 3.05 pm, and on the second day delayed the restart after lunch until 2.45 pm. For the home side, Bennett made the highest score with 78. In the Berkshire first innings Bennett and Hutson added 62 for the seventh wicket. For the visitors, Langley scored 77 not out and Astor 61.
[Missing: Umpires; part extras breakdown; part fall of wickets; in Buckinghamshire first innings boundaries in Astor's 61; in Buckinghamshire second innings boundaries in Langley's 77 not out; in Berkshire first innings boundaries in Bennett's 78; date of Slough Observer.]
Source: Berkshire Chronicle 12 August; Reading Mercury 12 August; Reading Observer 12 August; Reading Standard 12 August;
Bucks Advertiser 12 August; Bucks Herald 12 August; South Bucks Free Press 18 August; Sporting Life 10,11 August; The Sportsman 10,11 August.





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