Wiltshire v Berkshire
Minor Counties Championship 1907 (Midlands Division)
VenueCounty Ground, Trowbridge on 26th, 27th July 1907 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBerkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWiltshire won by 8 wickets
PointsWiltshire 5; Berkshire 0
Close of play day 1Berkshire (2) 15/1 (Collins 6*, Shoosmith 6*)

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AP Strangec Taunton b Smart22     
LP Collinsc Taunton b Smart18     
HW Shoosmithc Miller b Smart7     
E Wattsc Grant b Smart1     
GGM Bennettc Luce b Smart30     
W Barkerst Luce b Smart0     
HCB Gibsonlbw b Grant0     
*CEMY Nepeanc Taunton b Smart5     
+EF Roweb Smith12     
TMC Huntlbw b Smith6     
Spencernot out1     
Total(all out, 62.5 overs)102
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-48, 4-48, 5-?, 6-66, 7-67, 8-?, 9-?, 10-102 (62.5 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grant23   13231--
Smart18   5357--

Wiltshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JE Stevensc Rowe b Barker20     
WRR Smithc Rowe b Barker18     
SJH Tauntonc Hunt b Shoosmith6     
TTN Perkinsb Shoosmith8     
AW Newmanb Shoosmith2     
WRC Lavertonb Shoosmith9     
CS Awdryc Bennett b Spencer31     
T Smartb Shoosmith10     
*AM Millernot out37     
E Grantc Nepean b Barker21     
+TS Lucelbw b Shoosmith4     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 3 nb, 0 w)4
Total(all out, 65.4 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-34, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-116, 9-165, 10-170 (65.4 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker21   6703-3
Hunt12   3250--
Spencer3   0171--
Gibson2   0200--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AP Strangelbw b Smart1     
LP Collinsc Taunton b Smith13     
HW Shoosmithc Smith b Smart19     
E Wattsb Smart10     
GGM Bennettc and b Smith17     
W Barkerc Miller b Smith6     
HCB Gibsonb Smith0     
*CEMY Nepeannot out34     
+EF Roweb Smith7     
TMC Huntb Smart0     
Spencerb Smart1     
Total(all out, 43.1 overs)111
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-32, 3-40, 4-45, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-111 (43.1 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grant3   070--
Smith19   4445--

Wiltshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TTN Perkinsc Hunt b Shoosmith14     
WRR Smithb Shoosmith13     
SJH Tauntonnot out15     
CS Awdrynot out1     
JE Stevensdid not bat      
AW Newmandid not bat      
WRC Lavertondid not bat      
T Smartdid not bat      
*AM Millerdid not bat      
E Grantdid not bat      
+TS Lucedid not bat      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 0 nb, 1 w)2
Total(2 wickets, 22.5 overs)45
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker10   11301-
Hunt1   080--

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Wiltshire won by 8 wickets on the second day. For the winners, Smart took 12 wickets in the match for 92 runs, including 7 for 35 in the Berkshire first innings. J E Stevens played for Wiltshire under the pseudonym I Missem.
[Missing: Umpires; extras breakdown; part fall of wickets; precise
time completed; Spencer's initials.]
Sources: Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette 1 August; North Wilts Herald 2 August; Wiltshire Times 27 July, 3 August; Berkshire Chronicle 3 August; Reading Mercury 3 August; Reading Observer 3 August; Cricketer and Hockey Player 1 August; Sporting Life 27,29 July; The Sportsman 27,29 July.





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