Worcestershire v Hertfordshire
Minor Counties Championship 1896
VenueBoughton Park, Worcester on 7th, 8th August 1896 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by an innings and 29 runs
PointsWorcestershire 1; Hertfordshire -1
Close of play day 1Hertfordshire (2) 10/3 (Field 3*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HK Fosterc Poland b Woods15     
EP Jobsonb Woods4     
GE Bromley-Martinc Titchmarsh b Woods2     
GF Wheldonb Titchmarsh9     
EG Arnoldc Pank b Pigg96     
EG Bromley-Martinb Coleman30     
TB Rhodesb Pank16     
A Millwardb Woods3     
JC Harrisc Field b Pigg20     
RD Burrowsnot out22     
+T Strawc Humble b Titchmarsh8     
Extras(? b, ? lb, ? nb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 76.3 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-17, 3-?, 4-35, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-239 (76.3 ov)
Hertfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Woods20   36241-
Coleman8   0361--
Pigg7   1232--
Pank5   0161--
Field3   0100--

Hertfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Butcherc GE Bromley-Martin b EG Bromley-Martin15     
HJ Sharpeb Arnold10     
+GEB Pritchettc Millward b Arnold15     
F Fieldc and b Arnold4     
*H Piggb Arnold8     
VA Titchmarshc Harris b EG Bromley-Martin0     
FW Polandb Arnold0     
J Woodsc Rhodes b EG Bromley-Martin3     
BM Humbleb Arnold0     
WE Colemannot out8     
HW Pankc Straw b EG Bromley-Martin0     
Total(all out, 35.4 overs)67
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-29, 3-43, 4-48, 5-48, 6-?, 7-57, 8-57, 9-?, 10-67 (35.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold18   7326--
EG Bromley-Martin17.43314--

Hertfordshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*H Piggb Arnold0     
HJ Sharpec Arnold b EG Bromley-Martin4     
WE Colemanrun out6     
F Fieldb EG Bromley-Martin3     
VA Titchmarshc Foster b EG Bromley-Martin47     
A Butcherc GE Bromley-Martin b Burrows1     
FW Polandc Jobson b EG Bromley-Martin14     
+GEB Pritchettc Harris b EG Bromley-Martin37     
J Woodsc Arnold b EG Bromley-Martin10     
BM Humbleb Arnold8     
HW Panknot out0     
Total(all out, 47.1 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-?, 3-10, 4-40, 5-68, 6-?, 7-90, 8-130, 9-?, 10-143 (47.1 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
EG Bromley-Martin20   1586--
Burrows2   091--
GE Bromley-Martin7   1190--

--> JC Harris made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> BM Humble made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> TB Rhodes made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EG Arnold (1) passed his previous highest score of 37 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GEB Pritchett (2) passed his previous highest score of 23 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> J Woods achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Worcestershire first innings (previous best was 2-59)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Worcestershire won this return game by an innings, at 1.15 pm on the second day, thus completing the double over Hertfordshire having also won when the two sides met at Watford in July. For the winners, E G Bromley-Martin took 10 wickets in the match for 89 runs. There were 12 fours in Arnold's 96, an innings of just under three hours, and he also took 8 wickets for 76 runs. For Hertfordshire, Titchmarsh top-scored with 47 including 5 fours.
[Missing: Umpires; extras breakdown; part fall of wickets.]
Sources: Hertfordshire Scorebook; Worcester Herald 15 August; Worcestershire Chronicle 15 August; Hertfordshire Standard 14 August; The Sportsman 8,10 August.





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