Wiltshire v Berkshire
Minor Counties Championship 1908 (South Division)
VenueCounty Ground, Trowbridge on 31st July, 1st August 1908 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultWiltshire won by 172 runs
PointsWiltshire 5; Berkshire 0
Close of play day 1Berkshire (1) 218/4 (Morres 100*, Hubbard 5*)

Wiltshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CS Awdryc Cave b Barker13      
SR Nicholsonc and b Barker64      
JE Stevensc Nepean b Barker14      
WRR Smithc Watts b Barker4      
RW Awdryc Watts b Barker5      
SJH Tauntonc Hubbard b Cave154      
AW Newmanc Nepean b Newberry25      
WRC Lavertonb Shoosmith4      
*AM Millernot out30      
+TS Luceb Morres2      
T Smartc Watts b Willcocks24      
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 6 nb, 2 w)36
Total(all out, 70.1 overs)375
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-65, 5-176, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-375 (70.1 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker25   4111515
Cave11   4471--
Morres8   0521--
Hubbard2   0170-1
Shoosmith6   0351--
Newberry4   1301--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FE Rowerun out8      
HW Shoosmithc Miller b Newman43      
HFM Morresb Smith123      
RJ Collinsc Laverton b Miller4      
+EA Wattsc RW Awdry b Newman47      
WO Hubbardb Smith7      
W Cavec Luce b Newman3      
*CEMY Nepeanlbw b Smith4      
W Barkerc Stevens b Smart9      
WFE Newberryb Smart1      
HF Willcocksnot out24      
Total(all out, 73 overs)285
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-92, 4-?, 5-220, 6-227, 7-?, 8-249, 9-?, 10-285 (73 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Laverton3   0210--
Smart16   3562--
Smith18   0543--
Newman20   5533--
Miller11   0591--
CS Awdry2   0150--
Taunton3   0150--

Wiltshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CS Awdryb Cave48      
JE Stevensc Watts b Barker10      
RW Awdryc Nepean b Morres55      
SJH Tauntonc Collins b Cave0      
AW Newmanc Watts b Morres0      
WRC Lavertonc Morres b Shoosmith65      
*AM Millerc Collins b Cave0      
WRR Smithc Nepean b Cave6      
+TS Lucenot out45      
T Smartc Cave b Morres1      
SR Nicholsonabsent hurt
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 2 nb, 0 w)10
Total(all out, 34.3 overs)240
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-93, 3-93, 4-93, 5-135, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-240 (34.3 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker5   0421-2
Cave12   2634--
Willcocks4   0350--
Morres12   1823--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FE Rowec CS Awdry b Miller16      
RJ Collinsb Miller1      
HW Shoosmithc Newman b Smart45      
HFM Morresb Smart54      
+EA Wattsc Miller b Smith8      
WO Hubbardb Smart0      
W Caveb Newman17      
*CEMY Nepeanb Smith2      
W Barkerc Smith b Newman3      
WFE Newberrynot out0      
HF Willcocksc Luce b Smart8      
Total(all out, 36.2 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-15, 3-23, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-158 (36.2 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smart7   0314--
Smith13   0662--
Miller11   1472--

--> SJH Taunton (1) passed his previous highest score of 110 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> SJH Taunton (1) passed 1500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 53
--> HFM Morres (1) passed his previous highest score of 113 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WO Hubbard made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HF Willcocks made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CS Awdry (2) passed 2000 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 19
--> WRC Laverton (2) passed his previous highest score of 27 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HFM Morres (2) passed 1000 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 19
--> W Barker reached 400 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Wiltshire first innings
--> WRC Laverton retired hurt in the Wiltshire second innings having scored 44 and later returned

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Wiltshire won by 172 runs on the second day, after Berkshire were set 331 to win in 3 hours. For the winners, Taunton scored 154, Laverton 65, Nicholson 64 and R W Awdry 55. In the Wiltshire first innings Nicholson and Taunton added 111 runs for the fifth wicket. For the losers, Morres's 123 included 21 fours and he scored 54 in the second innings. Smith was temporarily disabled on the first day and A H Tucker fielded in his place. On the second day, Nicholson split his finger and did not bat in the Wiltshire second innings. A O Crew fielded as his substitute.
[Missing: Toss; umpires; extras breakdown; part fall of wickets; large partnerships; in Wiltshire first innings breakdown and duration of Taunton's 154, boundaries in Nicholson's 64; in Wiltshire second innings boundaries in Laverton's 65 and R W Awdry's 55, and part batting order; in Berkshire first innings breakdown and duration of Morres's 123; in Berkshire second innings boundaries in Morres's 54, batting order; precise time completed.]
Sources: Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette 6 August; Cricket 6 August, p 324; The Sportsman 1,3 August.





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