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Berkshire v Oxfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1906
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 6th, 7th August 1906 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOxfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBerkshire won by 5 wickets
PointsBerkshire 3; Oxfordshire 0
Close of play day 1Oxfordshire (2) 29/1 (Gmelin 7*, Long 17*)

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CHS Gmelinc Nepean b Barker0     
WS Casec JH Bennett b Cave1     
FE Longc Watts b Barker4     
*JF Marshnot out108     
HC Brooksc Hutson b Cave67     
F Hodgkinsc Watts b Cave1     
GES Youngb Cave10     
+GC Davenportc GGM Bennett b Barker7     
GW Glanvillec and b Cave8     
A Rogersc Hutson b Barker3     
BHE Priceb Barker0     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)23
Total(all out, 52.4 overs)232
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-12, 4-164, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-232 (52.4 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker13.42725-4
Cave20   6615-1
Hutson5   0310--
Peake6   2220--
Spencer5   2210--
GGM Bennett3   2201-

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*CEMY Nepeanc Brooks b Rogers17     
GGM Bennettc and b Price13     
FE Roweb Brooks33     
+EA Wattsrun out49     
W Barkerb Hodgkins2     
JH Bennettb Price0     
H Barrettc Brooks b Rogers53     
E Peakenot out26     
HW Hutsonb Rogers11     
W Caveb Rogers2     
Spencerb Rogers0     
Extras19
Total(all out, 52.3 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-37, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-225 (52.3 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rogers20.33765--
Price18   0722--
Brooks6   0351--
Hodgkins8   3231--

Oxfordshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CHS Gmelinc Watts b Peake14     
WS Casec JH Bennett b Barker4     
FE Longnot out174     
*JF Marshc and b Rowe50     
HC Brooksb Barker15     
F Hodgkinslbw b Peake23     
GES Youngc GGM Bennett b Barker26     
A Rogersnot out19     
+GC Davenportdid not bat      
GW Glanvilledid not bat      
BHE Pricedid not bat      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)25
Total(6 wickets, declared, 88 overs)350
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker29   494321
Cave5   2130--
Spencer7   3190--
Hutson15   0650--
Peake18   0662--
GGM Bennett8   0430--
Rowe4   1131--
Nepean2   0120--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*CEMY Nepeanc and b Brooks44     
GGM Bennettc Davenport b Rogers154     
FE Roweb Brooks0     
+EA Wattsnot out98     
JH Bennettb Price30     
H Barrettc Marsh b Rogers20     
E Peakenot out2     
W Barkerdid not bat      
HW Hutsondid not bat      
W Cavedid not bat      
Spencerdid not bat      
Extras11
Total(5 wickets, 59.3 overs)359
Fall of wickets:
1-94, 2-94, 3-245, 4-?, 5-?
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rogers22.301082--
Price8   1561--
Hodgkins12   1800--
Brooks15   1842--
Case2   0200--

Notes
--> F Hodgkins made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GC Davenport made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GW Glanville made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CHS Gmelin made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GW Glanville made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> JF Marsh (1) passed 2500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 48
--> HC Brooks (1) passed his previous highest score of 53 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EA Watts (1) passed 2500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 19
--> E Peake (1) passed his previous highest score of 25 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FE Long (2) passed his previous highest score of 16 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FE Long (2) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GES Young (2) passed his previous highest score of 13 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GGM Bennett (2) passed his previous highest score of 121 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.
Berkshire won this return match by 5 wickets at 6.05 pm on the second day with 25 minutes to spare, after the Oxfordshire declaration had set a victory target of 358 runs in around 3 hours. The Berkshire second innings total of 359 for 5 wickets declared was a new record fourth innings score, exceeding the 275-6 wickets scored by Norfolk against Hertfordshire at Bishop's Stortford in 1899. When the teams met at Oxford the previous week, Berkshire had also been the winners. For Berkshire, there were 23 fours in G G M Bennett's 154. Watts scored 98 not out which included 15 fours and Barrett 53. In the Berkshire second innings, G G M Bennett and Watts added 151 runs for the third wicket. For Oxfordshire, Long top scored with 174. Marsh scored 108 not out and 50, and Brooks 67. In the Oxfordshire first innings, Marsh and Brooks added 152 runs for the fourth wicket. The match aggregate of 1,166 runs was the highest of the season and a new record for the Championship. It exceeded the 1,049 runs scored in the match between the same teams on the same ground the previous year. Receipts on the first day were a record 3 15s. Cave took no part in the second day of the game after injuring his leg.
[Missing: Umpires; extras breakdown; fall of wickets; in Oxfordshire first innings breakdown and duration of Marsh's 108 not out, and boundaries in Brooks's 67; in Oxfordshire second innings breakdown and duration of Long's 174 not out, boundaries in Marsh's 50; in Berkshire first innings boundaries in Barrett's 53; in Berkshire second innings duration and twos and threes in G G M Bennett's 154; Spencer's initials]
Sources: Berkshire Chronicle 11 August; Reading Observer 11 August; Reading Standard 11 August; Abingdon Herald 11 August; Jackson's Oxford Journal 11 August; Oxford Chronicle 10 August; Oxford Times 11 August; The Sportsman 7,8 August.

 

 

 

 

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