Wiltshire v Monmouthshire
Minor Counties Championship 1906
VenueCounty Ground, Trowbridge on 25th, 26th July 1906 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMonmouthshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWiltshire 0; Monmouthshire 2
Close of play day 1Wiltshire (1) 69/2 (Snell 25*)

Monmouthshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Silverlockc Luce b Overton131     
M Strattonc Overton b Smith55     
ES Phillipsc Luce b Miller53     
+EJ Diverc Newman b Overton19     
AL Tathamc Luce b Miller27     
*PC Phillipsc Luce b Smith48     
TB Williamsb Smith32     
RB Griffithsb Smart25     
LF Stedmanc Luce b Miller3     
R Steeplesc Miller b Smith1     
WA Williamsnot out22     
Total(all out, 117.5 overs)431
Fall of wickets:
1-139, 2-243, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-380, 8-?, 9-?, 10-431 (117.5 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith40   141024--
Warrilow6   0300--
Miller33   51293--
Overton18   7452--

Wiltshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ES Warrilowb Steeples36     
HS Snellretired hurt30     
T Smartb WA Williams3     
HM Butterworthb Steeples34     
JE Stevensc Steeples b Silverlock68     
AW Newmanc TB Williams b Stedman24     
+TS Luceb Steeples1     
SJH Tauntonc Silverlock b Stedman27     
WRR Smithc Silverlock b Stedman32     
*AM Millerb WA Williams29     
W Overtonnot out13     
Total(all out, 66 overs)311
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-69, 3-135, 4-179, 5-212, 6-226, 7-230, 8-276, 9-311 (66 ov)
Monmouthshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Steeples23   41023--
Stedman21   0973--
WA Williams13   1492--
Griffiths3   0190--
Silverlock6   0301--

Monmouthshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Silverlockb Smith4     
M Strattonb Smith6     
ES Phillipsb Smith0     
+EJ Diverc and b Smart4     
AL Tathamlbw b Warrilow36     
*PC Phillipsb Warrilow15     
TB Williamsst Luce b Warrilow8     
RB Griffithsc Luce b Smart10     
LF Stedmanb Smith3     
R Steeplesc Newman b Warrilow31     
WA Williamsnot out0     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 1 nb, 0 w)19
Total(all out, 44.2 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-15, 3-22, 4-30, 5-72, 6-86, 7-?, 8-96, 9-?, 10-136 (44.2 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Overton2   060--
Smart9   1252--
Smith19   4434-1
Miller6   2100--

Wiltshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JE Stevensc Silverlock b WA Williams16     
HM Butterworthb Steeples11     
AW Newmanc Griffiths b Steeples5     
SJH Tauntonnot out30     
T Smartnot out26     
ES Warrilowdid not bat      
HS Snelldid not bat      
+TS Lucedid not bat      
WRR Smithdid not bat      
*AM Millerdid not bat      
W Overtondid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 21 overs)92
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-28, 3-41
Monmouthshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Steeples9   0382--
WA Williams7   1251--
Stedman3   1160--
Griffiths1   080--
Stratton1   010--

--> M Stratton (1) passed his previous highest score of 28 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ES Phillips (1) passed 1500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 7
--> HM Butterworth (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 8
--> SJH Taunton (1) passed 1000 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 9
--> WA Williams reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Wiltshire 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 Monmouthshire winning on first innings, after not enforcing the follow-on. In their second innings Wiltshire required 257 runs to win in 90 minutes. For the visitors, there were 20 fours in Silverlock's 131. Stratton scored 55 and E S Phillips 53. In the Monmouthshire first innings, Silverlock and Stratton put on 139 runs for the first wicket, which was the highest partnership for that wicket during the season, and Silverlock and E S Phillips 104 runs for the second. For the home side, there were 10 fours in Stevens's 68, scored in around an hour. Shortly after the resumption of play on the second day, with the continuation of the Wiltshire first innings, Snell received a severe blow on the arm from a ball bowled by Steeples and had to retire. He took no further part in the match, and A O Crew of the Trowbridge Club acted as substitute fielder in his place. The match aggregate of 970 runs was the third highest of the season. Luce's 5 catches in the Monmouthshire first innings were the most by a wicket-keeper in an innings during the season, and his 6 catches in the match and his 7 dismissals in the match were both the second most in the season. In the match two Wiltshire players reached career milestones. When he had scored 9 in the Wiltshire first innings, Taunton reached one thousand runs, and when he caught Diver in the Monmouthshire second innings, Smart made his one hundredth dismissal.
[Missing: Umpires; extras breakdown; part fall of wickets; in Monmouthshire first innings duration and twos and threes in Silverlock's 131, and boundaries in Stratton's 55 and E S Phillips's 53; in Monmouthshire second innings part batting order.]
Sources: Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette 2 August; Evening Swindon Advertiser 28 July; North Wilts Herald 27 July; Swindon Advertiser 3 August; Wiltshire Times 28 July; Bristol Daily Mirror 27 July; South Wales Argus 25,26 July; South Wales Daily News 26,27 July; Western Mail 26,27 July; The Sportsman 26,27 July; Cricketer and Football Player 2 August, p 8; Cricket 2 August, p 315.





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