Berkshire v Glamorgan
Minor Counties Championship 1905
VenueCounty Ground, Kensington Road, Reading on 14th, 15th August 1905 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossBerkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGlamorgan won by 3 wickets
PointsBerkshire 0; Glamorgan 3
Close of play day 1Berkshire (2) 34/0 (Bennett 24*, Brougham 3*)

Berkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GGM Bennettb Creber6     
H Broughamb Creber0     
JCG Matthewsb Creber31     
SV Shea-Simmonsc Horspool b Rattenbury5     
FE Rowec Nash b Creber9     
+EA Wattsc Riches b Creber12     
HW Hutsonb Rattenbury0     
*CEMY Nepeanb Creber0     
ACM Croomenot out52     
W Barkerb Creber14     
W Cavelbw b Creber11     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 42.5 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-6, 3-17, 4-36, 5-63, 6-64, 7-64, 8-64, 9-102, 10-142 (42.5 ov)
Glamorgan bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rattenbury17   1492--
Nash4   0220--

Glamorgan first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NVH Richesc Nepean b Hutson23     
ER Sweet-Escottc Nepean b Hutson23     
WJ Bancroftc Croome b Bennett105     
RA Gibbsc Nepean b Hutson35     
A Gibsonc Matthews b Hutson16     
W Russellc Bennett b Croome18     
RHT Johnsonb Croome7     
GL Rattenburyb Croome4     
H Creberc and b Barker11     
+JJ Horspoolnot out4     
A Nashc Croome b Barker0     
Extras(16 b)16
Total(all out, 71 overs)262
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-69, 3-167, 4-205, 5-207, 6-233, 7-239, 8-258, 9-258, 10-262 (71 ov)
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker20   4692--
Hutson20   3874--
Cave12   1260--
Croome15   1553--
Bennett4   291--

Berkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GGM Bennettc Russell b Rattenbury25     
H Broughamc Bancroft b Rattenbury14     
JCG Matthewsc Russell b Creber13     
SV Shea-Simmonsst +Riches b Creber46     
FE Rowec Bancroft b Rattenbury75     
+EA Wattsc Nash b Rattenbury55     
ACM Croomec Nash b Rattenbury11     
*CEMY Nepeanb Gibson25     
HW Hutsonc Nash b Rattenbury53     
W Barkernot out10     
W Cavedid not bat      
Extras(16 b, 9 lb)25
Total(9 wickets, declared, 84.3 overs)352
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-64, 3-65, 4-143, 5-209, 6-253, 7-268, 8-315, 9-352 (84.3 ov)
Glamorgan bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Creber33   41332--
Russell5   1250--
Nash7   1250--
Johnson3   0180--
Gibson2   161--

Glamorgan second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NVH Richesc Watts b Hutson14     
ER Sweet-Escottb Barker50     
WJ Bancroftc Rowe b Barker61     
W Russellc Bennett b Croome36     
RA Gibbsc Brougham b Croome6     
A Gibsonc Hutson b Barker31     
RHT Johnsonnot out21     
GL Rattenburyc Nepean b Hutson4     
H Crebernot out2     
+JJ Horspooldid not bat      
A Nashdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 1 lb)11
Total(7 wickets, 63 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-102, 3-154, 4-168, 5-176, 6-220, 7-229
Berkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barker26   4823--
Hutson16   4602--
Cave5   0190--
Croome16   2642--

--> JCG Matthews made his debut in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> SV Shea-Simmons made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> RA Gibbs (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> FE Rowe (2) passed 1000 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 14
--> W Russell (2) passed 2000 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 36
--> RHT Johnson (2) passed his previous highest score of 10 in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> W Barker reached 300 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Glamorgan second innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Glamorgan won this return match by three wickets at 6.0 pm on the second day. The Berkshire declaration set Glamorgan a second innings victory target of 233 runs in shortly over 3 hours. The match between the two sides at Cardiff in July had also been won by Glamorgan. For the winners, there were 14 fours and 6 threes in Bancroft's 105, scored in 110 minutes. His 61 in the Glamorgan second innings included ?'4's and he reached his 50 in just over 20 minutes. Sweet-Escott's 50 contained ?'4's.
Creber took 10 wickets in the match for 202 runs, including 8 for 69 in the Berkshire first innings. For Berkshire, Rowe's 75 contained 11 fours, Watts's 55 included 12 fours, and Hutson's 53 contained ?'4's. In the Berkshire first innings, with the score at 64-8 wickets, Horspool broke a finger taking a return from Gibbs. Bancroft took over the gloves and Watts fielded as substitute. Riches kept wicket in the Berkshire second innings. The match aggregate of 992 runs was the second highest of the season. The 202 runs conceded by Creber in the match were the second highest of the year. The Glamorgan second innings total of 236 runs for the loss of 7 wickets was the highest fourth innings total during the season.
[Missing: Umpires; Glamorgan Captain; in Berkshire first innings check if Creber bowled 5 maidens; in Berkshire second innings boundaries in Hutson's 53; in Glamorgan first innings twos in Bancroft's 105; in Glamorgan second innings boundaries in Bancroft's 61 and Sweet-Escott 50.]
Sources: Glamorgan Scorebook; Berkshire Chronicle 19 August; Reading Mercury 19 August; Reading Standard 19 August; South Wales Echo 14,15 August; Western Mail 15,16 August; Sporting Life 15,16 August; The Sportsman 15,16 August.





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