Suffolk v Norfolk
Minor Counties Championship 1912
VenueCemetery Road, Bury St Edmunds on 2nd, 3rd August 1912 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorfolk won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorfolk won by an innings and 36 runs
PointsSuffolk 0; Norfolk 5
UmpiresJ Gregory, WH Harden
Close of play day 1Suffolk (2) 24/3 (Wood 5*, Lee 0*)

Norfolk first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EJ Fulcherb Bassett64     
RF Pophamrun out15     
GA Stevensb Bassett19     
*GW Birkbeckc Cornell b Bassett60     
LF Wynne-Willsonc Wood b Bassett6     
RG Pilchb Trudgett9     
+RW Thurgarb Bassett0     
HC Priorb Wood63     
E Gibsonb Bassett21     
R Falconerc Cornell b Wood4     
H Watsonnot out2     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 0 nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 56.3 overs)274
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-86, 3-115, 4-123, 5-152, 6-171, 7-182, 8-240, 9-254, 10-274 (56.3 ov)
Suffolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Penfold6   0320--
Trudgett18   2611--
Bassett22   01176--

Suffolk first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Bassettb Falconer6     
FP Woodc Thurgar b Falconer3     
RH Dewingb Falconer14     
R Leeb Falconer10     
*AK Watsonb Falconer1     
W Randellc Stevens b Falconer0     
ELD Lakec Fulcher b Falconer53     
W Penfoldc Fulcher b Watson22     
FL Titchmarshc Birkbeck b Watson9     
+PP Cornellnot out35     
FG Trudgettst Thurgar b Gibson6     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 47.2 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-11, 3-25, 4-31, 5-31, 6-40, 7-105, 8-113, 9-125, 10-160 (47.2 ov)
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Falconer19   3687--
Watson12   1462--
Fulcher5   1160--

Suffolk second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
+PP Cornellc Stevens b Gibson4     
H Bassettst Thurgar b Gibson15     
*AK Watsonst Thurgar b Gibson0     
FP Woodb Falconer7     
R Leeb Falconer1     
RH Dewingb Gibson1     
W Randellb Falconer0     
ELD Lakenot out22     
W Penfoldc and b Falconer12     
FL Titchmarshc Pilch b Falconer8     
FG Trudgettb Falconer0     
Total(all out, 34.5 overs)78
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-19, 3-24, 4-27, 5-28, 6-28, 7-28, 8-68, 9-78, 10-78 (34.5 ov)
Norfolk bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gibson17   6414--
Watson2   020--

--> LF Wynne-Willson made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HC Prior made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ELD Lake made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RH Dewing made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> R Lee made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> W Randell made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ELD Lake made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> PP Cornell (1) passed his previous highest score of 26 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> R Falconer achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Suffolk first innings (previous best was 6-40)

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Norfolk won this match by an innings and 38 runs on the second day, after enforcing the follow-on. For the winners, Falconer took 13 wickets in the match for 95 runs, including 7 for 68 in the Suffolk first innings and 6 for 27 in their second innings. Fulcher scored 64 with 12 fours, the debutant Prior scored 63, and Birkbeck 60 with 11 fours. In the Norfolk innings Prior and Gibson added 58 runs for the eighth wicket. For the losers, the debutant Lake scored 53. In the Norfolk innings Bassett took 6 wickets for 117 runs. In the Suffolk first innings Lake and Penfold added 65 runs for the seventh wicket. Suffolk were handicapped through injuries, in the Norfolk innings Trudgett splitting his finger in attempting to catch Fulcher when the score was 80 for one wicket, and Penfold was described in the Norfolk press as being "scarcely in a fit condition to bowl.". Randell was dismissed first ball in both the Suffolk innings.
[Missing: Extras breakdown; in Norfolk innings boundaries in Prior's 63; in Suffolk first innings boundaries in Lake's 53; precise time completed.]
Sources: Bury and Norwich Post 9 August; East Anglian Daily Times 3,5 August; Eastern Daily Press 3,5 August; Eastern Evening News 2,3 August; Norfolk Chronicle 10 August; Norwich Mercury 7 August; Sporting Life 3,5 August; The Sportsman 3,5 August; Cricket 10 August, p 412.





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