Monmouthshire v Devon
Minor Counties Championship 1905
VenueRodney Parade, Newport on 28th, 29th July 1905 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMonmouthshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsMonmouthshire 2; Devon 0
UmpiresCE Brown, C Hughes
Close of play day 1Devon (1) 23/1 (Fulcher 13*, Harrison 0*)

Monmouthshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Silverlockc Aston b Light8     
*PC Phillipsb Jackson26     
ES Phillipsc Davies b Light162     
+EJ Diverc Davies b Aston13     
AL Tathamb Bamberger62     
GL Robathannot out103     
TB Williamsc Davies b Light3     
RB Griffithsc Harrison b Scott5     
R Steeplesc Fulcher b Scott26     
WA Williamsnot out48     
B Phillipsdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 7 lb, 2 w)19
Total(8 wickets, declared, 116.5 overs)475
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-87, 3-105, 4-265, 5-306, 6-315, 7-334, 8-387
Devon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Light38   61483--
Scott18   37122-
Bamberger13   1371--
Jackson8   0391--

Devon first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RG Cruwysc Griffiths b Steeples10     
EA Fulcherb Steeples15     
GC Harrisonc WA Williams b Steeples13     
RT Arundellc TB Williams b Silverlock0     
*HF Brunskillnot out51     
WF Lightb Steeples3     
+T Daviesb WA Williams28     
HC Jacksonb Griffiths4     
WH Astonc WA Williams b Silverlock18     
RJ Bambergerb Steeples4     
D Scottb Steeples0     
Extras(9 b, 1 lb)10
Total(all out, 51 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-37, 3-38, 4-40, 5-50, 6-102, 7-113, 8-151, 9-156, 10-156 (51 ov)
Monmouthshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Steeples21   6556--
WA Williams9   1361--
Griffiths7   2211--
Silverlock14   2342--

Devon second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*HF Brunskillc Diver b B Phillips26     
EA Fulcherb B Phillips15     
RG Cruwyslbw b B Phillips5     
GC Harrisonnot out65     
RT Arundellst Diver b B Phillips34     
WF Lightdid not bat      
+T Daviesdid not bat      
HC Jacksondid not bat      
WH Astondid not bat      
RJ Bambergerdid not bat      
D Scottdid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(4 wickets, 42.3 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-39, 3-64, 4-146 (42.3 ov)
Monmouthshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Silverlock10   1350--
WA Williams13   2390--
B Phillips11.31464--
Griffiths8   1250--

--> B Phillips made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> HC Jackson made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ES Phillips (1) passed his previous highest score of 133 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> ES Phillips (1) passed 1000 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 112
--> GL Robathan (1) passed his previous highest score of 46 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GL Robathan (1) made his first century in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> WA Williams (1) passed his previous highest score of 41 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.
Match drawn with Monmouthshire winning on first innings. Rain prevented play on the second day between lunch and 4.35 pm. For the home team, E S Phillips scored 162 with 18 fours, 10 threes and 11 twos in 220 minutes, Robathan scored 103 not out with 13 fours, 1 three and 8 twos, and Tatham 62 with 2 fives and 6 fours. In the Monmouthshire innings, E S Phillips and Tatham added 160 runs for the fourth wicket which was the highest partnership for that wicket during the season, Robathan and Steeples 53 for the eighth wicket, and Robathan and W A Williams 88 unbroken for the ninth wicket which was the highest partnership for that wicket during the season. For Devon, Harrison scored 65 not out with 7 fours and Brunskill 51 not out with 5 fours. A bad strain prevented Steeples bowling in the Devon second innings and Garnet Williams fielded as the Monmouthshire substitute in the Devon second innings. The Monmouthshire total of 475-8 declared was the second highest of the season. E S Phiilps's innings of 162 was the third highest of the season. The 161 runs conceded by Aston in the Monmouthshire innings were the highest of the year. When he had scored 112 in the Monmouthshire innings, E S Phillips reached the career milestone of one thousand runs in championship matches.
[Missing: In Monmouthshire innings duration of Robathan's 103 not out.]
Sources: Devon Scorebook; South Wales Argus 28,29,31 July; South Wales Daily News 29,31 July; Western Mail 29,31 July; Devon and Exeter Gazette 31 July; Western Daily Mercury 29,31 July; Western Morning News 29,31 July; Sporting Life 29,31 July; The Sportsman 29,31 July.





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