Berkshire v Devon
Minor Counties Championship 1912
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 2nd, 3rd August 1912 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBerkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultDevon won by 7 wickets
PointsBerkshire 0; Devon 5
UmpiresGA Burton, AE Hoar
Close of play day 1Berkshire (2) 77/2 (Denning 13*)

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GGM Bennettb Wreford1     
HW Shoosmithc Featherstone b Wreford20     
G Belcherc Davies b Wreford0     
CG Hillb Wreford0     
JED Denningc Preedy b Wreford24     
CT Wynyardc Knight b Light13     
WY Woodburnc Cruwys b Light1     
*CEMY Nepeannot out18     
GHB Chanceb Light0     
GM Hawksworthc Davies b Light0     
+AF Toddc Robinson b Wreford6     
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(all out, 48.1 overs)85
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-7, 3-27, 4-29, 5-46, 6-50, 7-74, 8-74, 9-78, 10-85 (48.1 ov)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Light16   6334--
Preedy9   3180--

Devon first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MMF Conde-Williamsc Shoosmith b Belcher6     
R Knightb Belcher59     
HC Featherstonec Hawksworth b Chance17     
WF Lightc Hill b Hawksworth23     
*JF Shelleyc Bennett b Hawksworth0     
WF Sturtc Chance b Hawksworth9     
RG Cruwysb Belcher21     
+T Daviesrun out3     
W Wrefordc Woodburn b Belcher15     
EA Preedynot out48     
WHM Robinsonc Hill b Wynyard6     
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 65.3 overs)212
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-32, 3-59, 4-59, 5-80, 6-121, 7-140, 8-147, 9-177, 10-212 (65.3 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Belcher20   55941-
Hawksworth25   10623--
Chance9   2361--
Denning4   0180--
Woodburn3   0220--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GGM Bennettc Featherstone b Wreford46     
HW Shoosmithb Preedy11     
JED Denningb Preedy40     
CG Hillb Light22     
G Belcherc Knight b Wreford34     
CT Wynyardb Preedy7     
WY Woodburnb Light30     
*CEMY Nepeanc Light b Wreford0     
GHB Chanceb Preedy16     
GM Hawksworthc Wreford b Preedy7     
+AF Toddnot out7     
Extras(9 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 61.1 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-77, 3-115, 4-133, 5-148, 6-178, 7-178, 8-199, 9-216, 10-230 (61.1 ov)
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wreford18   2963--
Preedy21   3605-1
Robinson2   050--

Devon second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Knightc Shoosmith b Chance5     
*JF Shelleyc Denning b Wynyard39     
WF Sturtnot out35     
WF Lightc Hill b Hawksworth21     
MMF Conde-Williamsnot out5     
HC Featherstonedid not bat      
RG Cruwysdid not bat      
+T Daviesdid not bat      
W Wreforddid not bat      
EA Preedydid not bat      
WHM Robinsondid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 38 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-62, 3-97
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Chance9   2221--
Hawksworth12   2391--
Belcher10   2230--
Wynyard7   2211--

--> JED Denning made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> CT Wynyard made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GHB Chance made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> EA Preedy (1) passed his previous highest score of 42 in Minor Counties Championship matches

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Devon recorded their second comfortable win of the season against Berkshire, triumphing soon after 4 pm on the second day.
Knight top-scored for Devon with an innings of 59 which contained 6 fours and was the only half-century of the match. Bennett's innings of 46 was the highest for Berkshire. Wreford took 9 wickets for 128 runs in the match, including 6 for 32 in Berkshire's first innings whilst Preedy took 5 wickets for 60 runs in their second knock.
[Missing: Complete.]
Sources: Reading Chronicle 9 August; Reading Standard 7 August; Wokingham Chronicle 9 August; Western Daily Mercury 3,5 August; Western Morning News 3,5 August; Cricket 10 August, p 412.





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