Oxfordshire v Berkshire
Minor Counties Championship 1897
VenueMerton College Ground, Oxford on 16th, 17th August 1897 (2-day match)
Balls per over5
TossOxfordshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultOxfordshire won by an innings and 159 runs
PointsOxfordshire 1; Berkshire -1
UmpiresF Gladwin, J Relf
Close of play day 1Oxfordshire (1) 326/7 (Gmelin 29*, CC Bradford 11*)

Oxfordshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CE Brownriggb Barrett4     
*H Bassettc Delmé-Radcliffe b Croome112     
+ED Comptonb Collins12     
BW Bradfordc Croome b Collins2     
A Rogersc Ingram b Barrett105     
W Smithc Barker b Barrett20     
DC Leec Croome b Barrett20     
CHS Gmelinnot out29     
CC Bradfordnot out11     
THK Moulderdid not bat      
P Rogersdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)11
Total(7 wickets, declared, 147 overs)326
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-?, 3-46, 4-203, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker27   10530--
Barrett45   19764--
Bedding15   5450--
Collins16   4292--
Croome24   3651--
Nepean5   280--
Croom15   5400--

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LGA Collinsb A Rogers4     
CEMY Nepeanc Brownrigg b P Rogers8     
FM Ingramb P Rogers4     
FE Chapmanc Brownrigg b A Rogers9     
AH Delmé-Radcliffeb A Rogers1     
*ACM Croomeb A Rogers0     
H Barrettc Smith b P Rogers19     
+MJ Dauglishb P Rogers8     
W Barkernot out4     
R Beddingb BW Bradford0     
AB Croomb BW Bradford0     
Extras(3 b, 1 lb)4
Total(all out, 49.3 overs)61
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-12, 3-?, 4-?, 5-24, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-61, 10-61 (49.3 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
P Rogers25   7344--
A Rogers20   8234--
BW Bradford4.3402--

Berkshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*ACM Croomelbw b BW Bradford0     
+MJ Dauglishb P Rogers25     
LGA Collinsb P Rogers9     
H Barrettc and b BW Bradford22     
CEMY Nepeanb A Rogers4     
FM Ingramb A Rogers4     
FE Chapmanb A Rogers0     
W Barkerst Compton b Bassett13     
AH Delmé-Radcliffeb P Rogers3     
R Beddingb Bassett10     
AB Croomnot out1     
Extras(14 b, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 52 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-?, 3-41, 4-41, 5-41, 6-47, 7-87, 8-?, 9-?, 10-106 (52 ov)
Oxfordshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
BW Bradford7   1202--
P Rogers20   4423--
A Rogers21   9253--
Bassett4   2421-

--> Bowling in the Oxfordshire first innings adds 1 run over
--> BW Bradford made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> R Bedding made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> AB Croom made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Bassett (1) passed his previous highest score of 63 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> H Bassett (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Rogers (1) passed his previous highest score of 53 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Rogers (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> A Rogers (1) passed 500 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 70

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project
Oxfordshire won this return match by an innings and 159 runs just after 4.00 pm on the Tuesday, after Berkshire followed on 265 runs behind. The margin of victory was the second largest during the season. Berkshire had won the game between the two teams at Reading at the beginning of the month. For the winners, Bassett scored 112 and A Rogers 105, which contained 1 six, 10 fours, 5 threes and 10 twos. They put on 157 runs for the Oxfordshire fourth wicket, which was a new record partnership for the competition, surpassing the 148 added by C Y Adamson and F Simpson for Durham v Northamptonshire at Northampton in July. Press reports indicate that, while A Rogers's century was without a chance, Bassett gave two, including one early in his innings.
[Missing: Fall of wickets; in Oxfordshire inns full breakdown and duration of Bassett's 112, duration of A Rogers's 105, runs conceded by Berkshire bowlers 1 run in excess in all sources listed, and who bowled 3 no balls; in Berkshire 2nd inns part batting order.]
Sources: Jackson's Oxford Journal 21 August; Oxford Chronicle 21 August; Oxford Times 21 August; Berkshire Chronicle 21 August; Reading Observer 21 August; Reading Standard 20 August; The Sportsman 16,17,18 August.





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