Buckinghamshire v Northamptonshire
Minor Counties Championship 1896
VenueWendover Road, Aylesbury on 13th, 14th July 1896 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossBuckinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBuckinghamshire won by an innings and 169 runs
PointsBuckinghamshire 1; Northamptonshire -1
UmpiresR Barber, A Stockwin
Close of play day 1Buckinghamshire (1) 339 all out

Buckinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+CE Cobbb Thompson13     
F Langleyc Horton b Law9     
J Saundersb Law114     
MW Wrightb East16     
CM Woodbridgec Scriven b East49     
CRH Gressonc Horton b East36     
*PJ de Paravicinib Thompson39     
FT Higginsb Thompson28     
CD Robinsonc sub (F Langley) b Colson5     
JW Strattonnot out11     
G Nashc Law b Colson7     
Extras(10 b, 2 lb)12
Total(all out, 138.3 overs)339
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-27, 3-71, 4-171, 5-232, 6-258, 7-294, 8-313, 9-324, 10-339 (138.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson44   81173--
Law29   13582--
East30   10583--
Beale11   0330--
Horton7   1170--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GH Colsonb Wright27     
WH Kingstonst Cobb b Nash19     
GJ Thompsonb Wright2     
GE Waltonc de Paravicini b Wright21     
W Eastst Cobb b Nash1     
*T Hortonst Cobb b Nash8     
TG Bealeb Nash0     
E Scrivenc Langley b Nash18     
HG Westleyb Nash0     
L Lawb Nash2     
+BC Smithnot out5     
Extras(6 b)6
Total(all out, 62.4 overs)109
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-41, 3-65, 4-69, 5-79, 6-80, 7-93, 8-102, 9-102, 10-109 (62.4 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright31   16393--

Northamptonshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Kingstonb Nash13     
GH Colsonc Nash b Wright6     
GJ Thompsonst Cobb b Nash0     
GE Waltonb Nash4     
W Eastb Wright0     
*T Hortonb Wright11     
TG Bealeb Nash4     
E Scrivenc and b Nash16     
HG Westleyc Saunders b Nash0     
L Lawc Robinson b Nash0     
+BC Smithnot out2     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 47 overs)61
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-21, 3-21, 4-23, 5-37, 6-43, 7-43, 8-43, 9-50, 10-61 (47 ov)
Buckinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nash24   11367--
Wright23   15203--

--> CRH Gresson made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> TG Beale made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HG Westley made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HG Westley made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Saunders (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Saunders (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CM Woodbridge (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> PJ de Paravicini (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GE Walton (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> W East achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Buckinghamshire first innings (previous best was 1-24)
--> G Nash reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Buckinghamshire won this match shortly after 4.00 pm on the second day by an innings and 169 runs, after Northamptonshire followed-on 230 runs behind. The margin of victory was the biggest of the season. This was the first Championship match played at the new County Ground at Aylesbury, and the pitch was reported to be very much in favour of the bowlers on the second day. For the winners, Nash took 14 wickets in the match for 100 runs, which was statistically the best match bowling performance of the season. He took 7 wickets for 64 runs in the visitors' first innings and 7 for 36 in the second. Saunders's 114 included 9 fours, 5 threes and 18 twos, scored in around 3 hours. He and Woodbridge put on exactly 100 runs for the fourth wicket in the Buckinghamshire innings. The 3 stumpings by Cobb in an innings and 4 in a match were both highest of the season and new records for the competition. Cobb was to equal the new record of 4 stumpings in a match in the game v Berkshire at Aylesbury in August. The 117 runs conceded by Thompson in the home team's innings were the most during the season. In the Buckinghamshire innings, the Northamptonshire wicket-keeper, Smith, received a blow on his hand when the score was 285 for 6 wickets, and was forced to retire. His place behind the stumps was taken by Scriven, and Langley acted as substitute fielder and held the catch to dismiss Robinson. The game was played in what one newspaper report described as "tropical weather".
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Sources: Northamptonshire Scorebook; Bucks Herald 18 July; South Bucks Free Press 17 July; Northampton Daily Chronicle 14,15 July; Northampton Daily Reporter 15 July; Northampton Herald 18 July; The Sportsman 14,15 July.





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